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Sept. 19, 2013 Pembina Ontario director among Canada's 2014 Clean50 leaders
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.
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.
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.
March 21, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of the 2013 federal budget
Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.
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.
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, a policy analyst with the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, responds to the release of Environment Canada’s 2012 emissions trends report.
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:
Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, will be available for interviews Tuesday, March 20, following his testimony at a U.S. Energy and Power subcommittee hearing on the future of energy technology with an emphasis on Canadian oilsands.
Feb. 23, 2012 Groups take environment minister to Federal Court over failure to protect woodland caribou, again
The fight to save woodland caribou herds threatened by oilsands development in northeastern Alberta is headed to Federal Court for the second time. Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, filed an application in the Federal Court today, seeking a court order to force Environment Minister Peter Kent to recommend emergency protection for the caribou and the habitat they need in order to survive.
Feb. 3, 2012 Pembina reacts to new joint oilsands monitoring plan
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, comments on the new joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oilsands monitoring.
Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, responds to the Obama administration’s denial of the application for the Keystone XL pipeline.
In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets.
Responsible Action? An assessment of Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies provides a detailed evaluation of current regulations and financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and identifies key opportunities for the Government of Alberta to strengthen its approach to climate change.
The Pembina Institute responds to the conclusion of the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa.
The Pembina Institute responds to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Oct. 21, 2011 Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge Contentious expansion project to go-ahead
An Alberta court has rejected Ecojustice's challenge, launched on behalf of the Pembina Institute, of the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) approval of a controversial coal-fired power plant expansion.
Oct. 20, 2011 Meeting of the minds planned to decongest Toronto region
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.
Representatives of the Pembina Institute comment on new reports from the federal environment commissioner, concerning Canada's record on climate action and oilsands environmental issues.
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.
Simon Dyer, policy director with the Pembina Institute, comments on the Government of Canada's draft recovery strategy for woodland caribou.
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.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, will attend the open session on developing a national energy framework at the Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alta., and will be available to comment on the ministers' discussion and the outcome of the conference.
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.
A new report explores opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.
June 24, 2011 Pembina reacts to Government of Alberta decision to provide bonus credits for carbon capture and storage offsets
The Pembina Institute's Chris Severson-Baker resonded to the Alberta Government's announcement of bonus credits in the province's offset system for select carbon capture and storage projects.
June 22, 2011 Woodland caribou battle goes to Federal Court Aggressive oilsands development places iconic species’ habitat — and future — in peril
Environmental groups are in Federal Court today to fight for immediate protection of caribou habitat facing unchecked oilsands development in northeastern Alberta.
June 21, 2011 Senior staff changes at the Pembina Institute
The Pembina Institute is pleased to announce new roles for two of its senior staff members, Matthew Bramley and Clare Demerse.
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 10, 2011 Pembina reacts to New Democratic Party platform
Pembina Institute spokesperson Clare Demerse responded to today's release of the New Democratic Party's election platform.
April 8, 2011 Pembina reacts to Conservative Party platform
Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, responded to today's release of the Conservative Party's election 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.
April 2, 2011 Liberal platform: Pembina Institute available to comment Energy policy analyst available to comment following the release of the Liberal election platform
A representative of the Pembina Institute will be available to comment following the release of the Liberal election platform at 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, April 3.
March 22, 2011 Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, comments on the March 22 federal budget.
On the heels of Mayor Rob Ford's financing proposal for a subway along Sheppard Ave., the Pembina Institute today released new analysis that offers a more fiscally responsible solution, one that doesn't put Torontonians at risk of footing the bill for future debt.
Rather, Pembina presents an ideal compromise: a transit plan for Toronto that combines subway, light rail, underground and surface transit options.
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