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Fighting Traffic with Rapid Transit

Published April 16, 2014

By Cherise Burda, Steven Cretney, Bernard Rudny

This infographic summarizes the benefits of investing in transit for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Greening the Goods

Opportunities for low-carbon goods movement in Toronto

Greening the Goods

Published April 16, 2014

By Eli Angen, Kathryn Grond, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Greening the Goods presents policy options and innovative ideas to improve goods movement in Toronto, cutting costs and emissions and reducing congestion.

Who's on track for rapid transit?

An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties

Who's on track for rapid transit?

Published March 11, 2014

By Pembina Institute

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.

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Published Feb. 6, 2014

By Clare Demerse, Erin Flanagan

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

Oilsands Transportation Infrastructure

Pembina Institute Perspective

Oilsands Transportation Infrastructure

Published Nov. 25, 2013

By Pembina Institute

This backgrounder provides the Pembina Institute's perspective on new oilsands transportation initiatives.

Published Nov. 8, 2013

By Greenpeace

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development documents relating to oil and gas sector greenhouse gas regulations.

Advice to BC Hydro Regarding the Draft Integrated Resource Plan

Published Oct. 18, 2013

By Matt Horne, Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze

The Pembina Institute has analyzed the draft Integrated Resource Plan provided by BC Hydro.

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.

Clean Electricity in Alberta

Thought Leader Forum: A Made-in-Alberta Proposal to Green the Grid

Clean Electricity in Alberta

Published July 23, 2013

By Tim Weis, Benjamin Thibault, Duncan Kenyon

On May 21, 2013, Pembina Institute hosted the Clean Electricity Thought Leader Forum to discuss a greenhouse gas emissions-intensity performance standard for the electricity sector in Alberta.

Alberta provincial wetland policy

Published May 3, 2013

By Pembina Institute

A province-wide Alberta wetland policy should ensure that wetlands are protected proactively. This backgrounder documents how this can be done.

Solving the Puzzle Progress Update 2013

Published April 29, 2013

By Simon Dyer, Jennifer Grant

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.

Strengthening Alberta’s greenhouse gas regulations

Published April 19, 2013

By Simon Dyer

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.

A Costly Diagnosis

Subsidizing coal power with Albertans' health

A Costly Diagnosis

Published March 26, 2013

By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson, Benjamin Thibault, Beth Nanni, Farrah Khan, Noah Farber

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. 

Carbon Pricing Approaches

In oil and gas producing jurisdictions

Carbon Pricing Approaches

Published Feb. 25, 2013

By Matt Horne, P.J. Partington

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. 

Beneath the Surface

A review of key facts in the oilsands debate

Beneath the Surface

Published Jan. 28, 2013

By Simon Dyer, Jennifer Grant, Marc Huot, Nathan Lemphers

This report examines some common claims about the environmental performance of oilsands producers and the environmental impacts of oilsands production.

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.

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