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April 30, 2015 Five ways to build better neighbourhoods in the GTA New report identifies barriers to creating walkable, affordable and transit-connected homes for families
Five simple changes to development rules could help increase the supply of family-friendly mid-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.
April 13, 2015 Pembina reacts to Ontario’s cap-and-trade announcement
Statement by Cherise Burda, Ontario Director at the Pembina Institute, in response to Ontario's announcement that it will adopt a cap-and-trade system.
Jan. 21, 2015 Location matters: Adding up the full costs of home options New research from RBC and the Pembina Institute reveals the impact of transportation costs on homebuying decisions
Homebuyers may find that their options look very different once transportation costs are factored in, according to a new report from RBC and the Pembina Institute.
Sept. 24, 2014 GTA homebuyers prefer accessibility to size New report shows that homebuyers prefer neighbourhoods where you don’t always need a car
Most homebuyers in the Greater Toronto Area want to live in neighbourhoods where they are less dependent on a car, even if that means opting for a smaller home, according to a new survey from RBC and the Pembina Institute.
Sept. 5, 2014 Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada New report analyzes rapid transit investment in Canada’s five largest cities
Toronto has fallen behind Canada’s other major cities in terms of rapid transit infrastructure, according to a report reviewing the state of transit investment in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.
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.
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 27, 2013 Pembina reacts to Metrolinx investment strategy
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the the transit investment strategy announced by Metrolinx.
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.
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.
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.
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement today of final regulations for heavy-duty vehicles.
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.
Oct. 23, 2012 Report outlines ways Canadian commuters can save money, drive less and cut climate pollution
Canadian commuters can save time and money while reducing their environmental impact and cutting climate change pollution by making simple changes to their driving habits, according to a new study released today by the Pembina Institute.
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.
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.
April 21, 2012 New study finds Toronto-area drivers would pay to expand rapid transit and beat gridlock
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.
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.
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 calls on the next Ontario Premier to hit the brakes on supporting Mayor Ford's 'gravy-train'
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director for the Pembina Institute, responds to the Ontario government's announcement of support to kick-start the installation of electric car charging stations.
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.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the results of the 2011 federal election.
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 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.
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 31, 2011 Pembina reacts to new Toronto transit plan Mayor’s focus on underground undercuts a good transit deal for Toronto
Cherise Burda, director of Ontario Energy Solutions for the Pembina Institute, responds to the new transit deal for Toronto announced March 31 by Mayor Ford and Premier McGuinty.
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.
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.
Jan. 19, 2011 Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Transit Choices New report finds much higher transportation emissions from road vs. rail
This report confirms that smog in the GTHA could be reduced significantly by moving car commuters to rail, such as LRT and subway, and freight trucks to freight trains.
Jan. 5, 2011 New analysis shows Toronto's proposed subway plan leaves commuters' best interests behind
The subway extension proposed by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would provide less service per dollar invested than the existing light rail rapid transit plan for Toronto, says a new Pembina Institute report.
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