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Published April 7, 2011

By Tim Weis

Submission to the Joint Review Panel Hearing for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant.

Analysis of New Nuclear:  Darlington Environmental Impact Statement

Published April 7, 2011

By Graham Haines, Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

This report, prepared by the Pembina Institute on behalf of the Ontario group Safe and Green Energy (SAGE), examines the Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the option of building a new nuclear power plant at the site of the existing Darlington nuclear facility.

Federal election 2011: A checklist for clean energy success

Published April 1, 2011

By Pembina Institute

This document outlines the core elements of a strong climate change and energy electoral platform. Throughout the federal campaign, the Pembina Institute will be assessing parties' climate change and energy commitments using the criteria outlined in this document, which are drawn from our research and analysis on these topics.

New Transit Plan for Toronto

Analysis and recommendations

New Transit Plan for Toronto

Published March 31, 2011

By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

Mayor Ford and the Province of Ontario have agreed on a new transit plan for Toronto, combining a revision of the provincially-funded light rail transit plan with a privately-financed Sheppard subway. This is the Pembina Institute's analysis of this proposed plan and our recommendations to improve the plan.

Published Jan. 19, 2011

By Cherise Burda, Sustainable Prosperity

This report compares air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from road and rail transportation, and applies those findings to Toronto's transit options. The 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.

Making Tracks to Torontonians

Building transit where we need it

Making Tracks to Torontonians

Published Jan. 5, 2011

By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

Making Tracks to Torontonians examines the costs and benefits of the subway extension proposed by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in December 2010, compared to the light rail transit plan that is already underway.

Bridging the Gulf

Changing the way Ontarians commute will cut oil demand, protect the environment and save money

Bridging the Gulf

Published Aug. 19, 2010

By Cherise Burda, Alison Bailie, Graham Haines

Bridging the Gulf highlights the connection between the choices made by commuters in Ontario, and the negative impacts of oil extraction in North America in light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ongoing ecological impacts from oilsands development. It focuses exclusively on personal transportation — how Ontarians get around every day — and presents five key actions to reduce oil demand based on policy changes that are already underway in the province.

Ontario's Green Energy Plan 2.0

Choosing 21st Century Energy Options

Ontario's Green Energy Plan 2.0

Published Aug. 10, 2010

By Renewable Is Doable Group, Tim Weis

This Renewable is Doable report outlines how Ontario could save money by replacing the retiring Pickering nuclear station with green energy options.

Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies

How communities in the global south are coping with climate change

Published July 30, 2010

By Paul Cobb

Five international case studies show how communities in the global south are adapting to climate change. The case studies focus on:

• Drought-affected communities in Kenya
• Chronic food insecurity in Zimbabwe
• Adapting agriculture to extreme weather in Bolivia
• Environmental stress and risk assessment in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• National Adaptation Plans of Action in Malawi and Niger

Pembina Institute Comments on Canada’s Proposed Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

Published July 29, 2010

By Matthew Bramley, P.J. Partington

Pembina's analysis finds the proposed federal regulations for tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles and light trucks may have little to no effect on reducing climate change pollution.

Geoexchange (Fact Sheet)

Energy Under Foot

Geoexchange (Fact Sheet)

Published July 21, 2010

By Dave Lovekin, Ngaio Hotte

Geoexchange systems, also known as low-temperature or shallow geothermal systems, utilize the constant temperature just below the earth's surface to heat and cool buildings. These types of systems use mature, proven technologies and have been successfully used around the world for years. They are extremely efficient, providing three to four units of free energy for every one unit of energy consumed. Geoexchange systems can be used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings and have many technical, environmental and economic benefits.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Edmonton

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities

Technical Report

Canada's Coolest Cities

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

"What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation?" Canada's Coolest Cities set out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Calgary

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Vancouver

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Toronto

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Ottawa

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Coolest Cities - Montreal

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

What are Canada's large cities doing to encourage low-carbon choices for personal transportation? Canada's Coolest Cities sets out to answer this question through case studies of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Les villes les plus vertes du Canada - Montréal

Published May 26, 2010

By Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead

Les gouvernements municipaux et les autres gouvernements locaux ont la possibilité - et la responsabilité - de prendre des mesures concrètes pour réduire les émissions de GES sur leur territoire, et plus particulièrement celles reliées aux transports.

Driving Down Carbon fact sheet

Commuters hold the keys to reducing climate change emissions in Ontario

Driving Down Carbon fact sheet

Published April 5, 2010

By Cherise Burda, Alison Bailie, Graham Haines

Making key improvements to personal transportation policies would result in greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to taking one million vehicles off the road and also reduce driving time for commuters.

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