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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.
A province-wide Alberta wetland policy should ensure that wetlands are protected proactively. This backgrounder documents how this can be done.
In 2011 the Pembina Institute released Solving the Puzzle — our report outlining 19 policy solutions for responsible oilsands development. Here we evaluate progress to 2013 on implementing the solutions presented in that report.
Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) is due for renewal in 2014, and the Government of Alberta is currently considering revisions to the regulation. A stronger SGER would help Alberta reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhance social license to operate for sectors, such as the oilsands, that face continued scrutiny of environmental performance.
This briefing note outlines the Pembina Institute's perspective on how Alberta needs to strengthen its greenhouse gas regulations.
Research and recommendations for an energy transition plan for the City of Edmonton.
Recommendations for greenhouse gas regulations in Canada’s oil and gas sector
This report provides recommendations about the design and environmental ambition of regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and processing in Canada.
Potential impacts of additional electric vehicles in City of Campbell River, the Peace River Region and City of Richmond
This report examines how electric vehicles in British Columbia can provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, due to the province’s clean electricity.
Subsidizing coal power with Albertans' health
Alberta burns more coal for electricity than the rest of Canada combined. Unfortunately, coal produces more pollution than any other source of electricity. This report explores the full costs — including the health and climate impacts — of this "cheap" source of power for Alberta, and makes policy recommendations that could help the province transition to viable, healthier alternatives.
In oil and gas producing jurisdictions
Carbon pricing is increasingly being implemented around the world as policymakers seek to drive innovation and cut greenhouse gas emissions at lowest cost. In this report, we explore the details of these systems in Alberta, British Columbia, California, Australia, Norway, and the European Union.
A review of key facts in the oilsands debate
This report examines some common claims about the environmental performance of oilsands producers and the environmental impacts of oilsands production.
Capitalizing on Canadian innovation in a $3 trillion economy
What will it take for Canada to become a clean energy super power? With more than 700 companies, the clean technology sector has emerged as a major driver of innovation and employment growth in Canada. But, if you ask the experts, federal policy and access to capital are still major barriers to a thriving clean energy industry in Canada.
A group of leading companies engaged with the Pembina Institute in 2012 to review the history of renewable energy activity in the oil and gas sector, share experiences, extract the opportunities, barriers and enablers, and draw some conclusions for how to move this area forward.
This backgrounder features new analysis showing that producing enough bitumen to fill the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and inhibit Canada’s ability to meet its climate targets.
Energy Efficiency Check
The Energy Efficiency (EE) Check pilot project is a demonstration of an innovative approach for supporting energy efficiency retrofits for large buildings and smaller and mid-size industrial facilities.
With the quickly approaching expiry of the electric vehicle programs in British Columbia, we, representatives from business, industry, NGOs and municipalities, are requesting the extension of the consumer incentives under the Clean Energy for Vehicles (CEV) program – specifically, the vehicle purchase incentive and the residential charging rebate.
Re: Renewal of funding for LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program
A letter to the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas to urge its continued support for the LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program scheduled to end March 2013.
This financial report presents a summary of the Pembina Institute's 2011 Financial Statements along with a list of supporters.
This backgrounder outlines the Canadian context for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, international climate change conference, taking place between November 26 and December 7, 2012 in Doha, Qatar.
The facts about greenhouse gas pollution from oilsands development
This backgrounder provides an overview of how oilsands production and expansion contributes to greenhouse gas pollution and climate change.
This fact sheet outlines the benefits of labelling homes with a rating of their energy efficiency.
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