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Analysis finds stronger climate policies needed to encourage a switch away from coal use, and a reduced role for natural gas in a carbon-constrained world
Aug. 14, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta report on oilsands air pollution Government of Alberta report shows many air quality trigger levels near the oilsands have been exceeded
Amin Asadollahi, oilsands program director at the Pembina Institute, comments in response to the release of a Status of Management Response report for the Lower Athabasca Region, which shows evidence that air quality triggers in northeastern Alberta have been exceeded.
Statement in response to a technical review released by the Alberta Energy Regulator, looking at the causes of bitumen flowing to the surface at Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s Primrose oilsands facility.
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.
New poll results show that 76 per cent of Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance regulations for industrial facilities.
April 24, 2014 Poll: British Columbians ready to shift away from fossil fuels Seven in ten see economic opportunity in developing cleaner sources of energy
New polling research reveals that British Columbians want the province to produce, use and export fewer fossil fuels and embrace cleaner sources of energy instead.
April 16, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta Energy Regulator's response to recommendations from the Peace River oilsands emissions hearing
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.
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
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
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.
April 29, 2013 Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released
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.
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
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.
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.
Feb. 25, 2013 New report shows path to better oilsands, climate accountability for Alberta and Canada
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.
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.
Oct. 19, 2012 British Columbians willing to pay more carbon tax: poll
The carbon tax is motivating behaviour changes in British Columbians and many are supportive of further rate increases if revenue is invested in ways that align with their priorities, a new opinion poll has found.
When interim finance minister Shirley Bond moves into her office next week, she will find her desk piled with more than 1,500 letters from British Columbians encouraging her to recommit to climate leadership.
Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.
Aug. 16, 2012 British Columbians Imagine a Better Future
The Better Future Fund initiative invites British Columbians to share ideas on how the proceeds from an expanded carbon tax could help their communities fight global warming.
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.
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.
July 16, 2012 Pembina reacts to oilsands monitoring update
Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made this statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring.
June 25, 2012 Carbon tax is good for B.C. say business, environmental and community leaders New study finds consensus across sectors on concern for climate change and need for climate policies such as a carbon tax
A new study investigating a broad range of perspectives on British Columbia’s carbon tax shows that, across economic and social sectors, most think the policy has been positive for the province.
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.
May 2, 2012 Pembina reacts to Quebec Environment Commissioner's assessment of Quebec's 2006-2012 climate change plan
Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute' climate change program, made the following comments in response to the Quebec Environment Commissioner’s assessment of Quebec’s 2006-2012 climate change plan.
April 26, 2012 Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed
Chris Severson-Baker, Managing Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to TransAlta’s announcement that the Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed.
The Pembina Institute comments on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement that the federal government will weaken environmental oversight of resource development projects.
Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the release of British Columbia’s Natural Gas Strategy.
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.
In an open letter released today, 85 British Columbia business leaders call on the provincial government to reaffirm and strengthen its leadership on climate change.
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.
Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the Quebec government finalizing their greenhouse gas cap-and-trade regulations.
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.
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