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Statement related to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s announcement that it would deliver on all recommendations made in response to a public investigation into emissions from oilsands development in the Peace River region.

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. 13, 2013

Pembina reacts to creation of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Alberta

Province the first in Canada to establish cabinet role specific to renewables

The Pembina Institute welcomes Premier Redford’s creation of the role of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the appointment of Donna Kennedy-Glans to the position.

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.

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.

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.

Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the joint review panel decision report on the proposed Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion.

An assessment of climate change issues in political platforms reveals clear distinctions between British Columbia’s four major parties. The assessment looks at the following four election issues with implications for climate change and the province’s ability to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets: liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil pipelines, the carbon tax and green jobs.

April 29, 2013

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today.

April 25, 2013

Pembina Institute to release progress update on road map to responsible oilsands development

Journalists are invited to attend an in-depth media briefing prior to release

Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to BC NDP leader Adrian Dix’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to the British Columbia NDP’s promise to broaden the provincial carbon tax, if elected.

Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to Premier Christy Clark’s promise to freeze the province’s carbon tax for five years if elected. 

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.

By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson, Benjamin Thibault, Beth Nanni, Farrah Khan, Noah Farber

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.

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.

March 7, 2013

Groups team up for a better future

Urge would-be provincial leaders to recommit to B.C. climate leadership

British Columbia’s next government can help secure a better future by reforming the carbon tax and investing a portion of the resulting revenue in energy efficiency, innovation, public transit, and other community solutions to climate change.

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.

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.

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