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Nov. 13, 2013

Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report

Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion

By Julia Kilpatrick, Équiterre

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.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the 2013 Ontario provincial budget.

Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s funding recommendations for Metrolinx’s the Big Move regional transit plan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This week marks the launch of a new multimedia series, Green Energy Futures. With 80 episodes planned over the next two years, this multimedia web channel is designed to help Canadians understand and embrace clean energy.

May 7, 2012

Environmental groups launch major campaign to defend nature and democracy

Black Out Speak Out groups will darken websites nationwide in protest against efforts to silence Canadians

The federal government’s attack on nature and democracy means “silence is not an option” for Canadians according to a national campaign, being launched Monday, May 7, by the country’s leading environmental organizations.

Nov. 29, 2011

New report highlights dangers associated with tar sands pipeline to British Columbia

Report warns that corrosive oil, dangerous pathway and treacherous seas make Northern Gateway project an unnecessary threat

By Pembina Institute, Living Oceans Society, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

A new report highlights the dangers associated with transporting tar sands oil by Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway project, both along the pipeline pathway and on B.C.'s sensitive coast, which massive oil tankers would be navigating for the first time. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Pembina Institute and Living Oceans Society has also been endorsed by nine British Columbia organizations.

A detailed platform analysis released today by the Pembina Institute compares the commitments the Ontario Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties have made on a range of sustainable energy priorities.

The analysis looks at where the parties stand on issues such as investing in renewable power generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating incentives for energy conservation and expanding transit systems.

Cherise Burda, Ontario Policy Director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the Ontario Liberal Party's platform.

The Pembina Institute responds to the statement and action plan on devleoping a national energy framework released at the conclusion of the 2011 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta.

July 14, 2011

Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

Some common government and industry assumptions about the role of natural gas in combating climate change do not hold up to scrutiny, according to an in-depth study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute.

July 14, 2011

Le gaz naturel est-il une bonne solution pour contrer le changement climatique au Canada?

Une nouvelle étude révèle de nombreux problèmes quant à l’expansion de la production de gaz naturel

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

Certaines des hypothèses avancées par les gouvernements et l'industrie à propos du rôle du gaz naturel dans la lutte aux changements climatiques ne tiennent pas la route selon une étude minutieuse publiée aujourd'hui par la Fondation David Suzuki et l'Institut Pembina.

July 6, 2011

New study finds cancelling the Green Energy Act would have little effect on electricity prices in Ontario

Modelling shows current renewable energy plans likely to have less impact on consumer electricity bills than uncertainty around future nuclear and natural gas prices

Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act, according to new research released today by the Pembina Institute.

A new poll explores British Columbians' opinons about the carbon tax.

By Pembina Institute et al., Climate Action Network-Canada, Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

A new report explores opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.

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