Filtered by: Provincial Action||
previous • top • next
sort by date • sort by title
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.
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.
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.
Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This report examines some common claims about the environmental performance of oilsands producers and the environmental impacts of oilsands production.
This fact sheet outlines the benefits of labelling homes with a rating of their energy efficiency.
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.
This backgrounder summarizes the polling results of over 1000 British Columbians' opinions on global warming and the carbon tax commissioned by the Pembina Institute and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and conducted by Strategic Communications Inc. in July of 2012.
Local climate action in British Columbia: motivations and policy impacts Research summary & case studies
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.
Looking forward to 2013 and beyond, the Pembina Institute recommends four changes to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the carbon tax. This document is our formal submission to British Columbia's carbon tax review.
Pembina Institute assesses how the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan delivers on key issues of concern relating to water, air and land impacts. We’ve evaluated the final LARP against the solutions presented in our Solving the Puzzle report (released in 2011) noting three categories: Substantial Progress, Work in Progress, Lack of Progress.
Live Where You Go identifies five policy tools that could be put in place now to encourage more location-efficient development in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
A companion to the Live Where You Go report, this case study compares housing and transportation costs in seven different locations across the GTA.
Results of interviews with sector representatives in B.C. over the impacts of the provincial carbon tax and its future design.
Drivers’ Choice Options to manage gridlock and fund rapid transit in the GTA: Public opinion survey and policy options
This report investigates a variety of policy options designed to reduce the growing rate of congestion in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and/or to help finance construction of rapid transit in the region. It presents a poll of drivers in the GTA, and explores in-depth some of the policy options offered in the survey.
In response to the government's two-year feed-in tariff (FIT) review process, the Green Energy Act Alliance and Shine Ontario Association have joined forces to present a clear path for renewable energy in Ontario.
Pipeline and Tanker Trouble The impact to British Columbia's communities, rivers, and Pacific coastline from tar sands oil transport
This report highlights the environmental risks associated with the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry more than half a million barrels of raw oilsands crude oil (known as bitumen) daily across important salmon-bearing rivers, coastal rainforests, and sensitive marine waters in British Columbia.
Pembina Institute comments on Canada’s proposed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide from Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity Regulations
Pembina Institute's comments and recommendations for Canada's proposed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations.
Keystone XL in context: oilsands and environmental management Two decades of ineffective policies have left their mark on the Canadian landscape
Filling the proposed KXL pipeline with oilsands will result in nearly a 50 per cent increase in oilsands production. Until environmental management of the oilsands is improved, KXL will cause significant environmental harm due to increased oilsands production.
These briefing materials provide a summary on the impact of oilsands development on land, species at risk, First Nations, water and tailings and greenhouse gases.
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.
Ontario has taken the laudable step of closing down its entire fleet of coal-fired power plants — a move supported across partisan lines. This, however, is but one of the many changes that is coming to Ontario's electricity system.
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy & energy efficiency, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the role that renewable energy could play in the future of electricity generation in Ontario.
Oilsands and climate change How Canada's oilsands are standing in the way of effective climate action
The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline issued by the U.S. Department of State overlooked key information and context on greenhouse gas emission management in Canada.
This fact sheet and briefing note aim to supplement the dialogue by providing key information on oilsands emissions growth, future oilsands intensity improvements, and the climate policies in effect in Canada at the provincial and federal levels.
The Pembina Institute supports Quebec's efforts to put a price on carbon and there are some strong elements to Quebec's draft regulations. However, our assessment against the objectives of effectiveness, comprehensiveness, fairness, and transparency raises some concerns. We see a number of opportunities to improve the draft regulations that would produce better environmental outcomes and improve public support for the final system.
In a pursuit to uncover the relevance of the current regulatory environment in the province for water use and disposal in the oil and gas industry for shale gas extraction, this report shows that, in many cases, B.C.'s current approach to resource management and environmental protection are not adequate to deal with new pressures introduced by the anticipated pace of shale gas development.
This report provides an overview of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by British Columbia's natural gas sector. It estimates that the anticipated emissions in 2020, accounting for current and proposed climate action policies as well as the anticipated shift to shale gas, could well exceed the province's goals as promised under its Climate Action Plan.
This in-depth study, prepared by the Pembina Institute and the David Suzuki Foundation, explores the significance, benefits and impacts of the recent surge in natural gas production in North America, particularly in light of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.
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.
Measuring the appetite for climate action in British Columbia British Columbians’ perspectives on climate change and carbon taxes
British Columbians support carbon taxes and are confident that taking action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution will help grow, or have little or no impact on, the provincial economy according to our latest poll.
Filtered by: Provincial Action||
previous • top • next
sort by date • sort by title