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A Comparison of Combustion Technologies for Electricity Generation 2006 Update

Published Dec. 6, 2006

By Rich Wong, Ed Whittingham

This report updates the Pembina Institute's 2001 publication A Comparison of Combustion Technologies for Electricity Generation, republished in 2004 as Appendix 4 in Power for the Future: Towards A Sustainable Electricity System in Ontario.

A Quick Start Energy Efficiency Strategy for Ontario

Published April 11, 2006

By Mark S. Winfield, Roger Peters, Stephen F. Hall

This report outlines a Quick Start energy efficiency strategy for Ontario. Drawing on the experience in the US with successful state level energy efficiency programs, the report outlines three cross cutting initiatives and nine specific programs to be undertaken in Ontario. Total estimated savings resulting from the programs would be the equivalent of 4500MW of generating capacity, over and above existing programs.

Published July 31, 2008

By Renewable Is Doable Group

Ontario Regulation 277/06 requires the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to ensure due consideration of environmental sustainability in the development of the Integrated Power System Plan. This report assesses the sustainability of the IPSP based on the OPA’s own sustainability framework.

This document is part of a series of submissions to the Ontario Energy Board.

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.

Analysis of Ontario political platforms

Published Sept. 20, 2011

By Tim Weis, Cherise Burda, Sachi Gibson

The Pembina Institute's detailed platform analysis 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.

Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options

Published July 6, 2011

By Tim Weis, P.J. Partington

Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options examines how scaling back Ontario's plans to develop renewable energy would affect electricity prices, using an integrated energy system simulator to compare two main scenarios.

Better Never than Late: The Climate Fall-Out of Ontario's Electricity Plan

Published Oct. 31, 2008

By Greenpeace

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.

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.

Building Sustainable Communities in Ontario: A Provincial Progress Report

Published Oct. 2, 2006

By Mark S. Winfield

The report is the fifth in a series of studies by the Pembina Institute on provincial legislation and policy affecting urban development in southern Ontario, focusing on provincial government initiatives between June 2005 and June 2006. The report assesses the government's overall progress on urban sustainability and smart growth issues, and highlights priority areas for action over the coming year.

Published June 1, 2005

By Mark S. Winfield

This report assesses the progress of the government of Ontario on 'smart growth' and urban sustainability issues since October 2003, focusing on the areas of land-use planning, infrastructure funding, fiscal and taxation issues and governance structures.

Published Nov. 1, 2003

By Mark S. Winfield

This report outlines the environmental and economic costs of urban sprawl in southern Ontario. The report assesses existing provincial policies in Ontario against a provincial policy framework that reflects smart growth principles and highlights six key areas for action by the province.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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.

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