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Fighting Traffic with Rapid Transit

Published April 16, 2014

By Cherise Burda, Steven Cretney, Bernard Rudny

This infographic summarizes the benefits of investing in transit for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Greening the Goods

Opportunities for low-carbon goods movement in Toronto

Greening the Goods

Published April 16, 2014

By Eli Angen, Kathryn Grond, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Greening the Goods presents policy options and innovative ideas to improve goods movement in Toronto, cutting costs and emissions and reducing congestion.

The Cross-Canada Impacts of Developing the Oil and Gas Industry of the Energy Sector

Briefing note to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources

The Cross-Canada Impacts of Developing the Oil and Gas Industry of the Energy Sector

Published March 27, 2014

By Sarah Dobson

This briefing note was presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources in conjunction with testimony from the Pembina Institute.

Who's on track for rapid transit?

An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties

Who's on track for rapid transit?

Published March 11, 2014

By Pembina Institute

Reducing traffic and building more rapid transit are top priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is a preliminary analysis of the positions taken by the three parties in Ontario’s legislature with regards to expanding rapid transit.

Improving Energy Efficiency in Alberta’s Buildings

Best Practices, Key Actors and the Role of Sustainable Energy Organizations

Improving Energy Efficiency in Alberta’s Buildings

Published Feb. 26, 2014

By Jesse Row, Eugene Mohareb

This report examines the state of building energy consumption in Alberta in both the residential and commercial sub-sectors, demonstrating a significant potential to conserve energy.

Liquefied Natural Gas in British Columbia

Sources and solutions for carbon pollution

Liquefied Natural Gas in British Columbia

Published Feb. 25, 2014

By Matt Horne, Kevin Sauvé, Adam Goehner, Steven Cretney

This infographic illustrates the supply chain infrastructure that would be needed for B.C.'s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. It highlights sources of carbon pollution and suggests technology solutions that could help to minimize the climate impact.

Wellhead to Waterline

Opportunities to limit greenhouse gas emissions from B.C.’s proposed LNG industry

Wellhead to Waterline

Published Feb. 24, 2014

By Matt Horne, Adam Goehner

British Columbia is attracting and promoting extensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) development. This report examines the various sources of greenhouse gas emissions from LNG across the supply chain and proposes some possible technological solutions.

Energy Labelling for New Homes

FAQs and Model Bylaw Amendments

This report presents a model building bylaw amendment for the energy labelling of new low-rise residential houses. The labelling requirement was designed as part of a broader process including research and workshops with local real estate stakeholders and local government staff in Dawson Creek, Campbell River and Fort St. John.

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Published Feb. 6, 2014

By Clare Demerse, Erin Flanagan

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

British Columbia's Liquefied Natural Gas Boom

At what cost to the climate?

British Columbia's Liquefied Natural Gas Boom

Published Jan. 13, 2014

By Matt Horne, Alison Bailie, Kevin Sauvé, Steven Cretney

This infographic examines the scale of carbon pollution that would accompany B.C.'s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan. It illustrates how LNG development could pose a climate challenge nearly as big as the Alberta oilsands by 2020. 

Priced Out

Understanding the factors affecting home prices in the GTA

Priced Out

Published Dec. 2, 2013

By Cherise Burda

Priced Out explores the factors contributing to rising home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, and how homebuyers are being “priced out” of location-efficient options.

Location-Efficient Choices for GTA Homebuyers

A policy supplement to Priced Out

Location-Efficient Choices for GTA Homebuyers

Published Dec. 2, 2013

By Cherise Burda

Housing prices have been rising in the Greater Toronto Area in large part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in desirable, established neighbourhoods. This policy supplement presents eight policy solutions to encourage family-friendly housing options in these neighbourhoods.

Pembina Institute Annual Financial Report 2012

Published Dec. 2, 2013

By Pembina Institute

Summary of the Pembina Institute's 2012 Financial Statements and list of supporters.

Correspondence concerning President Obama's Keystone XL "climate test"

Received under an Access to Information request

Published Nov. 29, 2013

By Government of Canada (Department of Foreign Affairs)

Email correspondence concerning U.S. President Obama's Keystone XL "climate test" from staff at Canada's embassy in Washington.

Sustainable Energy for Canada: Strategic Opportunities

Part of the Green Budget Coalition recommendations for Federal Budget 2014

Sustainable Energy for Canada: Strategic Opportunities

Published Nov. 29, 2013

By Tim Weis

As part of the Green Budget Coalition, the Pembina Institute recommended a set of investments into sustainable energy.

Getting on track for Canada's Climate Target: Designing a technology fund that works for 2020

Part of the Green Budget Coalition recommendations for Federal Budget 2014

Getting on track for Canada's Climate Target: Designing a technology fund that works for 2020

Published Nov. 29, 2013

By Clare Demerse

Pembina Institute recommendations as part of the Green Budget Coalition on investing oil & gas sector technology funds in emission reductions.

Supporting Global Climate Action: Providing Canada's fair share for developing countries

Part of the Green Budget Coalition recommendations for Federal Budget 2014

Supporting Global Climate Action: Providing Canada's fair share for developing countries

Published Nov. 29, 2013

By Clare Demerse

Pembina Institute recommendations for international climate funding.

Oilsands Transportation Infrastructure

Pembina Institute Perspective

Oilsands Transportation Infrastructure

Published Nov. 25, 2013

By Pembina Institute

This backgrounder provides the Pembina Institute's perspective on new oilsands transportation initiatives.

Booms, busts and bitumen

The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development

Booms, busts and bitumen

Published Nov. 13, 2013

By Steven Guilbeault, Sarah Dobson, Nathan Lemphers

This report, jointly published by Equiterre and the Pembina Institute, examines how the rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that could have long-term implications for Canadian prosperity.

Published Nov. 8, 2013

By Greenpeace

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development documents relating to oil and gas sector greenhouse gas regulations.

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