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Given Canada’s history of setting climate targets while failing to implement regulations to meet them, today’s announcement doesn’t mean much without a credible plan of action to back it up.
Pembina's oilsands director reacts to new GHG emissions numbers released by Environment Canada.
April 14, 2015 Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers New report shows how success of multi-province energy strategy depends on addressing oilsands expansion plans, including west-to-east pipeline
As Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change, a new report from the Pembina Institute outlines key considerations and challenges for provincial discussions of a Canadian Energy Strategy.
Les premiers ministres provinciaux se rencontrent à Québec pour discuter de différentes questions relatives aux changements climatiques. C’est dans ce contexte que l’Institut Pembina a publié un nouveau rapport qui souligne les défis et les éléments clés dont les provinces devront tenir compte dans le cadre de leurs discussions d’une Stratégie canadienne de l’énergie.
Feb. 6, 2015 Pembina reacts to Trudeau’s carbon pricing framework
Statement by Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, in response to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau outlining his party’s proposed carbon pricing framework.
Nov. 12, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S.-China climate announcement
Statement in response to a resolution in Quebec's national assembly on the proposed Energy East pipeline
Erin Flanagan, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Canadian federal government’s final decision on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
June 2, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S. plan to cut pollution from power plants U.S. action in sharp contrast with Canada’s ongoing failure to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas sector
Simon Dyer, senior spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, responds to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from coal-fired power plants.
Feb. 6, 2014 Energy East: new report assesses pipeline's climate impact Proposed west-to-east pipeline would have major environmental ramifications
The proposed Energy East pipeline would enable a significant increase in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the first public estimate of the west-to-east pipeline’s upstream climate impact.
Feb. 6, 2014 Énergie Est : un nouveau rapport évalue l'impact de l'oléoduc sur le climat Le projet d’oléoduc ouest-est aurait des répercussions majeures sur l’environnement
Le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est entraînerait une augmentation importante des émissions de gaz à effet de serre générées au Canada, selon la première évaluation publique portant sur les conséquences en amont de la mise en place de l’oléoduc ouest-est et les effets sur le climat.
Dec. 19, 2013 Pembina reacts to review panel recommendation on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline
Pembina Institute response to the joint review panel’s recommendation for approval, with conditions, of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to the release of the federal government’s decision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project.
Nov. 13, 2013 Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands
The rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that need to be addressed, according to a new report released today by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre.
Oct. 24, 2013 Pembina reacts to Environment Canada's projections for national greenhouse gas emissions
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Environment Canada’s publication of Canada’s Emissions Trends 2013.
Sept. 27, 2013 Pembina reacts to major climate science report
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to the release of the Summary for Policymakers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group I, in Stockholm.
June 25, 2013 Pembina reacts to Obama's new climate plan
Pembina Institute responds to President Obama’s speech announcing his climate action plan.
June 24, 2013 New analysis shows that weak oil and gas regulations would paint Ottawa into a corner for its climate target
With the federal government’s latest deadline to announce greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and gas sector just a week away, new analysis from the Pembina Institute highlights the consequences of adopting a weaker-than-required approach to this high-profile industry.
Nathan Lemphers, senior policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to British Columbia’s final written argument to the Northern Gateway Panel.
April 2, 2013 New report outlines criteria for effective greenhouse gas regulations on Canada's oil and gas sector Forthcoming federal rules a make-or-break moment for Canada’s 2020 climate target
New recommendations released today by the Pembina Institute set the bar for forthcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations by showing what’s needed from the oil and gas sector to get Canada on track to hit its national climate target.
April 2, 2013 Un nouveau rapport définit les critères pour l’élaboration d’une réglementation efficace sur les GES dans le secteur du pétrole et du gaz au Canada La réglementation fédérale à venir aura des conséquences déterminantes sur l’atteinte de l’objectif de 2020
Le gouvernement fédéral a annoncé qu’il publierait avant l’été la réglementation destinée à limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) dans le cadre du processus de production et de traitement du pétrole et du gaz au Canada.
March 26, 2013 New report shows health and climate impacts from coal power cost Alberta millions Health and environment groups urge Alberta to go beyond weak federal rules for climate pollution from coal power and to implement a provincial renewable energy policy
The health impact costs associated with burning coal for electricity in Alberta are close to $300 million annually according to a new report released today by a coalition of Canadian health and environmental groups.
March 21, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of the 2013 federal budget
Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.
Feb. 25, 2013 New report shows path to better oilsands, climate accountability for Alberta and Canada
As Canada faces increasing scrutiny of the weak climate change policy for oilsands development, a new report illustrates how the Alberta and federal governments can better manage those emissions and improve the country’s international reputation.
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement today of final regulations for heavy-duty vehicles.
Jan. 22, 2013 Report shows federal policy, access to capital major barriers to Canadian clean energy industry New Pembina Institute analysis includes detailed interviews with more than 20 leading clean energy entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and academics
Canada’s clean technology sector is a major driver of job growth and innovation, and could be worth $60 billion by 2020 barring current federal policy and financing barriers, says a new report by the Pembina Institute.
Nov. 26, 2012 Pembina Institute representatives available for comment on UN climate change conference in Doha
The Pembina Institute will be monitoring the 18th annual United Nations Conference of the Parties from Canada and will be available for comment on general developments in the negotiations and Canada’s role in those developments.
Nov. 22, 2012 Investing federal oil and gas subsidies in clean energy would bring Canada 18,000 more jobs, a healthier economy and a cleaner environment
A new report released today by Blue Green Canada – Canada’s foremost entity to bring unions and environmentalists together – shows that investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency would create more jobs than the same amount of investment in fossil fuels.
Nov. 21, 2012 Environmental groups, First Nations join in opposition to omnibus Bill C-45 Massive bill before Parliament further undermines Canadian democracy and environment, groups say in open letter
First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians today issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill, C-45, as the proposed legislation enters final rounds of debate in Parliament this week.
The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) — comprised of the Pembina Institute, the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — will present evidence this week that clearly demonstrates that the Shell Jackpine mine expansion is not in the public interest.
With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.
P.J. Partington, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s finalized climate change regulations for the coal-fired power sector.
After missing a mandatory legal deadline to submit a draft recovery strategy for woodland caribou by four years, the federal government has also failed to produce a final recovery strategy for woodland caribou on time.
P.J. Partington, a policy analyst with the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, responds to the release of Environment Canada’s 2012 emissions trends report.
July 16, 2012 Pembina reacts to oilsands monitoring update
Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made this statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring.
June 19, 2012 Pembina reacts to passage of Bill C-38
Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government's passage of Bill C-38, the omnibus budget bill:
June 14, 2012 New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada Pembina Institute study outlines pollution from coal-fired power in run up to Environment Canada’s pending coal regulations
Canada’s “cheap” coal power carries considerable hidden costs.
June 4, 2012 Websites black out across Canada in support of nature and democracy Thousands speak out against federal omnibus budget bill C-38
More than 500 businesses and organizations and tens of thousands of individual Canadians are uniting to defend nature and democracy as part of the nationwide Black Out Speak Out/Silence, On Parle campaign.
May 30, 2012 New report presents solutions to manage economic downsides of oilsands development Pembina Institute analysis identifies significant challenges for the Canadian economy if impacts of the oilsands boom are left unaddressed
In the Shadow of the Boom: How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy reviews the extent to which oilsands production and exports are affecting Canada’s economy, and explores the longer-term economic implications of increased reliance on oilsands expansion to support economic growth and generate public revenue.
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