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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

By Kevin Sauvé, James Glave, Tom Pedersen

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.

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.

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.

Albertans file very few complaints about wind power projects once those projects are operating, a new study by the Pembina Institute has found.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cherise Burda, Ontario Policy Director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the Ontario Liberal Party's platform.

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

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

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.

July 6, 2011

New study finds cancelling the Green Energy Act would have little effect on electricity prices in Ontario

Modelling shows current renewable energy plans likely to have less impact on consumer electricity bills than uncertainty around future nuclear and natural gas prices

Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act, according to new research released today by the Pembina Institute.

By Pembina Institute et al., Climate Action Network-Canada, Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

A new report explores opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.

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.

Tim Weis, director of the Pembina Institute's renewable energy program, said the Ontario government's plans to shut down four additional units of coal power production demonstrate that replacing coal power with renewable energy sources is both practical and technically doable today.

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