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There’s a common misconception that increasing the supply of renewable energy to the electricity grid drives up power costs in Alberta.
In fact, clean energy is lowering Albertans’ electricity costs. As this fact sheet explains, both solar and wind energy are subsidizing our electricity rates in different ways. Understanding why that happens requires a closer look at how the electricity market works.
British Columbia’s carbon tax has been in place for six years and all available evidence indicates it has been successful. This backgrounder explores B.C.’s experience with the carbon tax.
Developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is currently the main focus of the British Columbia government. This paper examines the role of natural gas in the transition to a low-carbon future.
British Columbia intends to introduce new carbon pollution rules for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects proposed in the province. This backgrounder reviews the sources of carbon pollution from LNG and shale gas development, the opportunities to reduce those emissions, as well as current and emerging climate policies in B.C.
This report by the Pembina Institute and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) examines homebuyers’ preferences for home location attributes in the Greater Toronto Area. It presents the findings of a survey conducted by Environics Research Group in May 2014.
A report comparing rapid transit in five of Canada’s largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.
Effectively engaging the local community is a critical first step in any development project, especially for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, as CCS is relatively new and unknown to most stakeholders.
This backgrounder details the results of a polling analysis of British Columbians’ opinions on commitments B.C. has made under the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy.
A summary of how Alberta’s key climate policy, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, currently functions and can be improved going forward.
An analysis of federal financial support for the oil sector, looking at both economic benefits and how they are countered by environmental impacts.
Who’s ready to fight traffic with transit? An analysis of GTHA transit investment platforms from Ontario’s political parties
Reducing traffic and building more rapid transit are top priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is an updated analysis of the positions taken by Ontario's four major political parties with regards to expanding rapid transit.
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 from the Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada.
The results and summary of April 2014 opinion research on British Columbians' opinions of climate change and clean energy.
This infographic summarizes the benefits of investing in transit for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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
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 plans from Ontario’s major political parties
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
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.
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
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.
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 provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
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 explores the factors contributing to rising home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, and how homebuyers are being “priced out” of location-efficient options.
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.
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
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
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
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
Pembina Institute recommendations for international climate funding.
This backgrounder provides the Pembina Institute's perspective on new oilsands transportation initiatives.
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.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development documents relating to oil and gas sector greenhouse gas regulations.
Summary of the Pembina Foundation's 2012 Financial Statements and list of supporters.
This report reviews Canada’s 2010-2012 fast-start financing of initiatives in developing countries to address the impacts of climate change.
The Pembina Institute has analyzed the draft Integrated Resource Plan provided by BC Hydro.
This backgrounder focuses on the role of the oil and gas sector in Canada’s national greenhouse gas emission profile.
There are several opportunities for the Town of Faro, Yukon, to reduce energy demand, use energy more effectively, and switch to cleaner fuels, both in the community and in municipal operations. These opportunities were discussed in a community energy workshop, and several suggestions are made in this report.
This report shows that putting conservation first, and supplementing it with a diversified portfolio of green energy sources, can be more cost-effective for Ontario than renewed investment in nuclear stations.
This slideshow explores how oilsands development and expansion impacts some of the Aboriginal communities living nearby.
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