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British Columbians' opinions on climate change and clean energy

Published April 24, 2014

By Matt Horne, Kevin Sauvé, James Glave, Tom Pedersen

The results and summary of April 2014 opinion research on British Columbians' opinions of climate change and clean energy.

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.

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.

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.

Community Energy Plan

Town of Faro, YT

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.

Renewable is Doable

Affordable and flexible options for Ontario’s long-term energy plan

Renewable is Doable

Published Sept. 10, 2013

By Tim Weis, Jeff Harti, Shawn-Patrick Stensil

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.

Edmonton’s Energy Transition

Published April 15, 2013

By Pembina Institute, HB Lanarc

Research and recommendations for an energy transition plan for the City of Edmonton.

Competing in Clean Energy

Capitalizing on Canadian innovation in a $3 trillion economy

Competing in Clean Energy

Published Jan. 22, 2013

By Dan Woynillowicz, Penelope Comette, Ed Whittingham

What will it take for Canada to become a clean energy super power? 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. 

The Energy Efficiency Check Pilot Project

Published Jan. 1, 2013

By Jesse Row

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.

Letter to BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas

Re: Renewal of funding for LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program

Letter to BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas

Published Dec. 10, 2012

By Josha MacNab

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 fact sheet outlines the benefits of labelling homes with a rating of their energy efficiency.

Behind the Wheel

Opportunities for Canadians to drive less, reduce pollution and save money

This report examines opportunities that Canadians have to reduce the impacts of their driving habits, thus lightening their load on the environment and saving fuel costs.

Behind the Wheel Infographic

Opportunities for Canadians to drive less, reduce pollution and save money

This infographic examines opportunities that Canadians have to reduce the impacts of their driving habits, thus lightening their load on the environment and saving fuel costs.

This report outlines the policy design of a home energy labelling requirement at point of sale, for possible pilot implementation by local governments in B.C. 

Local climate action in British Columbia: motivations and policy impacts

Published Sept. 20, 2012

By Claire Beckstead, Timothy Shah

Six case studies and a powerpoint summary examining the motives behind 12 local government infrastructure projects in British Columbia that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, positively influenced by provincial policies.

RBC-Pembina Home Location Study

Understanding where Greater Toronto Area residents prefer to live

RBC-Pembina Home Location Study

Published July 16, 2012

By Cherise Burda

The RBC-Pembina Home Location Study examines preferences for housing attributes for residents in the Greater Toronto Area.

2012 RBC-Pembina Home Location Study infographic

Published July 16, 2012

By Pembina Institute

An infographic depicting the results of a RBC-Pembina Institute study designed to examine preferences for home location attributes in the GTA.

Input to 2012 B.C. Building Code Changes and Policy Discussion

Published Dec. 14, 2011

By Alison Bailie

This submission on proposed changes to the B.C. Building Code is in response to the public consultation undertaken by the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines in November and December 2011.

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.

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