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May 28, 2014 Alberta has the “Power to Change” its reliance on coal: report New analysis finds renewable electricity ultimately cheaper than over-reliance on fossil fuels
Within 20 years, Alberta has the potential to drastically reduce its over-reliance on fossil fuels for power generation and replace it with renewable energy sources such as wind, sun, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy, according to a new report released today by Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute.
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.
May 2, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of 2013 Ontario budget
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the 2013 Ontario provincial budget.
March 21, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of the 2013 federal budget
Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.
March 18, 2013 Pembina reacts to the Toronto Region Board of Trade's funding recommendations for the Big Move regional transit plan
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.
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.
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.
May 10, 2012 The Pembina Institute supports new multimedia series
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
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.
Sept. 20, 2011 New analysis compares Ontario election promises on clean energy, climate action and sustainable transportation
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.
Sept. 5, 2011 Pembina reacts to Ontario Liberal Party platform
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
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
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.
June 30, 2011 British Columbians support the carbon tax: poll
A new poll explores British Columbians' opinons about the carbon tax.
A new report explores opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the results of the 2011 federal election.
April 21, 2011 Environmental protection key to promoting strong economy, prosperous families and individual health: green leaders The top executives of Canada’s major environmental organizations send united Earth Day message to political leaders
The top executives of Canada's major environmental organizations are calling on all political leaders to take concrete and immediate action to address Canada's urgent environmental challenges.
Les directeurs des principaux groupes environnementaux du Canada demandent à tous les chefs politiques de prendre des actions concrètes et immédiates afin de s'attaquer aux enjeux environnementaux cruciaux du Canada.
April 18, 2011 Eco-survey 2011 shows voters what political parties would do to protect the environment Four parties respond to survey and one doesn’t
All but one of the main federal political parties have responded to a survey from four of Canada's leading environmental organizations, released today.
April 11, 2011 Réaction de l'Institut Pembina à la plateforme électorale du Bloc Québécois Pembina reacts to the Bloc Québécois election platform (English follows)
Clare Demerse de l'Institut Pembina a fait une déclaration en réponse à la plateforme électorale du Bloc Québécois.
The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse made a statement in response to the Bloc Québécois Party's election
April 7, 2011 Pembina reacts to the Green Party platform
The Pembina Institute responds to the release of the Green Party's campaign platform.
April 3, 2011 Pembina reacts to Liberal Party election platform
The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse responds to the release of the Liberal Party platform.
The Pembina Institute responds to today's fossil fuel subsidy reduction and clean energy funding commitment from the New Democratic Party.
March 26, 2011 Federal election: Pembina Institute representatives available to comment Energy policy experts on call to provide analysis and commentary for media coverage of the 2011 federal election
Contact information for representatives of the Pembina Institute who will be available to comment on various issues related to energy and the environment during the 2011 federal election.
March 15, 2011 New report finds strong climate policies create jobs while reducing emissions Upcoming federal budget should increase support for renewable energy and efficiency programs, research suggests
Canada's governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by maintaining the status quo, according to a new report on the effects of climate change policies on employment released today by the Pembina Institute.
June 24, 2010 Federal government out of step with leading thinkers on sustainability, climate and energy issues: survey
The federal government is out of step with leading thinkers on issues related to sustainability, energy and climate change, according to the results of a groundbreaking survey of more than 5,000 experts and government officials.
Pembina's analysis shows the U.S. is set to outspend Canada nearly 18:1 per capita on renewables, and more than 8:1 per capita overall on sustainable energy programs and projects in 2010.
March 3, 2010 Pembina Reacts to 2010 Speech from the Throne
Matthew Bramley, Director of the Pembina Institute's Climate Change Program, said today's federal Throne Speech fails to clearly signal an improvement in the government's poor track record on climate change and investment in the clean energy economy.
Nov. 24, 2009 Credit River Watershed provides ecological services worth more than $371 million annually
A new report by the Pembina Institute and Credit Valley Conservation found that the Credit River Watershed provides services worth more than $371 million to area residents each year.
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach's decision on royalties will cost Albertans billions of dollars for every oilsands project, according to new modelling undertaken by the Pembina Institute.
Oct. 4, 2007 Four Reviews, One Story: Royalty Panel's Recommendations are the Minimum Albertans Should Accept
The latest report of Alberta's Auditor General adds to mounting evidence that royalty rates can be increased substantially while sustaining a competitive investment climate.
Any additional input from the energy industry on the Alberta Royalty Review Panel must be done in an open and transparent manner, the Pembina Institute urged today.
Sept. 19, 2007 Stelmach Must Accept Royalty Panel's Full Set of Recommendations to Show Real Leadership
The Pembina Institute calls on Premier Stelmach's government to accept and implement the full package of reforms proposed by the Royalty Review Panel in its final report, released yesterday.
May 22, 2007 Oilsands Royalty Reform Could Mean Billions in Additional Resource Revenue for Albertans
Effective reform of the oilsands royalty regime could result in substantially higher resource revenue for Albertans and continued profit for investors, according to a report released today by the Pembina Institute.
A recent poll reveals that more than 90 percent of Albertans want oilsands companies to be held responsible for their share of industrial pollution by applying the "polluter pays" principle.
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