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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. 2, 2013

Homebuyers priced out of prime locations in GTA

Lack of single-family homes in established neighbourhoods key regional factor driving up GTA home prices: new report

Home prices in the Greater Toronto Area continue to rise, in part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in established neighbourhoods, according to Priced Out, a new report researched and written by the Pembina Institute and co-published by RBC.

Dec. 2, 2013

Pembina reacts to Ontario’s new long-term energy plan

Province wisely invests in conservation and takes cautious approach to nuclear

Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, comments on Ontario’s new long-term energy plan.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director of the Pembina Institute, has been named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list, which recognizes Canadian leaders advancing sustainability and clean capitalism.

Sept. 10, 2013

Green energy more affordable than nuclear

Ontario government urged to review nuclear commitments in upcoming energy plan

By Tim Weis, Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Bernard Rudny

Ontario’s next long-term energy plan would better serve electricity ratepayers if it did not include new nuclear reactors, says a new report from the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the the transit investment strategy announced by Metrolinx.

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

April 24, 2013

Commuters turning to zombies throughout Toronto region: video

Experts fear congestion could lead to full-scale “gridlockalypse”

Video footage released today by the Pembina Institute suggests there are zombies commuting in the greater Toronto region. The video shows the zombies waiting for the bus for up to 45 minutes in communities underserved by transit, while others appear to be trapped in gridlock on the region’s congested highways.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, commented on the results from the City of Toronto’s public consultation process on transportation issues.

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.

Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, responds to Ontario’s announcement that it will phase out its existing coal plants by 2013, one year earlier than expected.

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.

A comprehensive study released today outlines key policies that would help improve the livability of Ontario’s communities and reduce sprawl and traffic congestion.

July 16, 2012

Location Matters: Redefining living in the suburbs and the city

RBC/Pembina Institute study shows affordability and easy access to transit, work and services are a high priority in GTA neighbourhoods

The majority of Greater Toronto Area residents would prefer to live in a walkable and transit-accessible neighbourhood in the suburbs or the city that would better suit their day-to-day life, according to an RBC-Pembina Institute study.

This week the Pembina Institute is bringing Heidi Eijgel, an Alberta landowner with close to a decade of experience living next to wind turbines, on a speaking tour in Southern Ontario.

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.

Drivers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are willing to pay for alternatives to commuting on congested roads five days a week, according to a new transportation study released by the Pembina Institute.

The study includes a survey of drivers in the GTA who face a daily commute of at least 30 minutes each way. The detailed online survey, conducted by Environics, found strong support among drivers for alternatives to the daily commute, such as expanding rapid transit to suburban communities.

The Pembina Institute comments on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement that the federal government will weaken environmental oversight of resource development projects.

A coalition of academics, decision makers, community action groups and city planners is preparing for one of the largest public forums on transportation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), designed to engage citizens and stakeholders on new solutions to address debilitating transportation problems.

The two-part forum, Toronto Talks Mobility, kicks off with a public event the evening of November 9 at Toronto City Hall Chambers, and continues with a full day of discussion and action planning at the Artscape Wychwood Barns on November 10.

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