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The Pembina Institute’s experts and analysts are widely recognized for providing credible, evidence-based insights into today’s energy challenges. We are regularly asked to provide an expert perspective on emerging issues related to energy and the environment. 

October 2018

CBC RADIO ONE (THE CURRENT)
$40B natural gas investment could be undermined by China, warns environmentalist 
Interview by Anna Maria Tremonti

BNN BLOOMBERG (COMMODITIES)
Environmentalists concerned about LNG Canada emissions' impact
Interview by Andrew Bell

VANCOUVER SUN
B.C.'s greenhouse gas commitments in question with LNG Canada project approval
By Matt Robinson and Rob Shaw

THE NARWHAL
LNG Canada project called a 'tax giveaway' as B.C. approves massive subsidies 
By Sarah Cox

CBC CALGARY
Condo board unplugs Calgary couple's electric car, sparking feud over fees 
By CBC Calgary

REUTERS
Shell gas project in Canada gets greener amid LNG climate worry 
By Julie Gordon

September 2018

CANADIAN PRESS
Canadian oilpatch rules could cut global emissions, study concludes
By The Canadian Press

CHATELAINE
Feeling Hopeless About Climate Change? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do To Help Now 
By Rachel Chen

VERNON MORNING STAR
Strong B.C. clean growth plan needed to protect climate
By Karen Tam Wu

NATIONAL NEWSWATCH
Canadian oilpatch rules could cut global emissions, study concludes
By Karen Tam Wu

KELOWNA CAPITAL NEWS
Building B.C.'s clean economy starts at home
By Karen Tam Wu

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Now it's the BC NDP's turn to square the circle on LNG and greenhouse-gas emissions
By Justine Hunter

THE NARWHAL
B.C.'s climate action must address three elephants in the room
By Jens Wieting

CTV NEWS
Alberta's annual climate summit kicks off at BMO Centre
By Colleen Schmidt

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
B.C.'s climate targets will be impossible to reach if LNG Canada project goes ahead, critics say
By Brent Jang

THE HILL TIMES
Stakeholders divided on need for renewable targets in new clean fuel standard
By Neil Moss

CBC
Bitcoin mining uses so much electricity that 1 city could curtail facility's power during heat waves
By Kyle Bakx

CBC
Alberta scientists will be protected from 'those who would seek to undermine them'
By Drew Anderson

CBC
Alberta to fund green upgrades for non-profits
By Sarah Rieger

August 2018

FINANCIAL POST
New carbon tax subsidy rates divide Canadian industries as Ottawa reduces burden
By Geoffrey Morgan and Jesse Snyder

GREEN TECH MEDIA
Inside Ontario's Clean Energy Contract Cancellations 
By Emma Foehringer Merchant

CANADIAN PRESS
New oilsands seismic exploration tech leaves forest intact, to the relief of the caribou
By Dan Healing

BLOOMBERG
Ottawa eases carbon tax thresholds to help Canada's big industries compete
By Greg Quinn

TORONTO STAR
Ottawa downplays carbon price plan that gives more tax relief to heavy polluters
By Alex Ballingall

GLOBE AND MAIL
Green shift to green slump: How trade decisions and electoral politics are crippling the vision of a clean Canadian power play
By Shawn McCarthy

LONDON FREE PRESS
Backyards, not major projects, seen as region's green energy future
By Jennifer Bieman

CALGARY HERALD
One-stop software tool for oilpatch to cut approval time, costs: NDP
By James Wood

VERNON MORNING STAR
Letter: Strong B.C. clean growth plan needed to protect climate
By Karen Tam Wu

THE TYEE
BC's Timid Climate Plans, and 12 Steps That Could Save Us
By Guy Dauncey

CBC
Alberta, oilpatch begin public fight with federal government over new fuel regulation
By Kyle Bakx

July 2018

CANADIAN PRESS
Alberta's energy regulator ignoring own rules on tailings ponds: critics
By Bob Weber

CBC CALGARY
Tougher methane reduction measures in Alberta sought by environmental groups
By CBC News

CBC NEWS
PEI's 'fighting for Islanders' against federal carbon tax, says environment minister
By Kerry Campbell

BBC NEWS
How dangerous are Toronto streets for the city's cyclists? 
By Jessica Murphy

VANCOUVER SUN
B.C. can lead next wave of Canadian climate action  
Op-ed by Karen Tam Wu

June 2018

FORT MCMURRAY TODAY
Local projects win environmental awards
By Vincent McDermott

THE NARWHAL
Alberta approves two more oilsands tailings ponds that don't follow provincial rules
By James Wilt

CBC NEWS
Doug Ford's environmental policies light on details, advocates say
By Meagan Fitzpatrick

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Alberta methane regulations fall short of target, environmental coalition says
By Shawn McCarthy

May 2018

VANCOUVER SUN
B.C. gives itself more time to hit more aggressive pollution targets
By Rob Shaw

GLOBAL NEWS
B.C. government misses climate targets due to previous government ‘stalling’
By Richard Zussman

April 2018

NATIONAL OBSERVER 
Canada's math may overlook carbon pollution from biofuels
By Carl Meyer

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS
Canada Sets Methane Reduction Targets for Oil and Gas, but Alberta Has Its Own Plans 
By Sabrina Shankman

STARMETRO EDMONTON
Alberta, Ottawa and industry at odds over how to regulate methane emissions 
By Hamdi Issawi

PROUD GREEN BUILDING 
Infographic: Net zero or zero carbon? Green buildings explained

JWN ENERGY 
Colorado, California and Mexico take top honours for efforts to reduce methane emissions 
By JWN Staff

THE SUN
Letters to the Editor: Pricing Pollution
By Karen Tam Wu

RENEW CANADA
The future of clean transportation 
By ReNew Canada

DESMOG CANADA
Canada Moving to Exempt Majority of New Oilsands Projects From Federal Assessments 
By James Wilt

March 2018 

SEATTLE DAILY JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 
Cheap solar energy won't end the need for deep-green buildings 
By Zack Semke

FINANCIAL POST 
Despite Alberta's warnings, oil majors Shell and BP are falling in love with carbon capture technology all over again 
By Geoffrey Morgan

ECOWATCH
Renewable Communities Produce Energy, Jobs and Hope 
By David Suzuki

DESMOG CANADA 
Canada’s Commitment of $220 Million to Transition Remote Communities Off Diesel a Mere ‘Drop in the Bucket’ 
By James Wilt

February 2018

GEORGIA STRAIGHT 
Shell forecasts LNG shortage, raising potential that $40-billion B.C. project will proceed 
By Charlie Smith

BROOKS BULLETIN 
Securing prosperity entails pricing carbon pollution 
By Maximilian Kniewasser

DESMOG CANADA
Alberta’s Leading the Pack With Cheap Wind Power and There’s Way More to Come 
By Gillian Steward

CANADIAN PRESS 
Liberals lay down new rules to end use of coal, natural-gas power plants 
By Jordan Press

DESMOG CANADA
Canada Is Replacing Coal With Natural Gas — And That’s A Huge Problem 
By James Wilt

HOUSTON CHRONICLE 
Climate and economics 
By Maximilian Kniewasser

HUFFINGTON POST 
6 Ways B.C. Can Defend The Climate And Economy In 2018
By Karen Tam Wu

BLOOMBERG 
Ottawa to roll out new review rules on pipeline projects 
By Josh Wingrove

CBC NEWS 
Alberta's natural ecosystems shrinking faster than Amazon rainforest: report
By Bob Weber

January 2018

DESMOG CANADA
B.C.’s Fugitive Gas Pains: Report Calls for Crackdown on Biggest Polluters 
By Judith Lavoie

GLOBAL NEWS 
Alberta losing $21M a year in royalties from wasted natural gas: report
By Alyssa Julie

THE TYEE
How BC Can Get Back on Track to Reduce Carbon Emissions 
By Alyssa Julie

POLICY OPTIONS
Three take-aways from the new Clean Fuel Standard 
By Bora Plumptre 

GLOBE AND MAIL
John Horgan aims to settle tensions with BC Greens over LNG concerns 
By Justine Hunter

BLOOMBERG
340 Billion Gallons of Sludge Spur Environmental Fears in Canada 
By Kevin Orland

CBC
Ottawa's new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies 
By Margo McDiarmid

ALBERTA PRIMETIME
Alberta’s responsibility in climate change,
interview with Pembina Institute's Simon Dyer 

Interview by Shawna Randolph

December 2017

THE TORONTO STAR 
The year Catherine McKenna must herd the cats for a national climate plan
By Tim Harper

CALGARY HERALD
Alberta nabs cheap renewable power price, but faces $10-million annual subsidy
By Chris Varcoe

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Environmentalists criticize Alberta plan to help endangered woodland caribou 
By Colette Derworiz

BLOOMBERG 
Canada’s Oil Capital Is Making the Leap Toward Renewable Energy 
By Kevin Orland

CANADIAN PRESS 
Alberta backs three companies to build four wind power projects in auction 
By Dan Healing

NATIONAL OBSERVER 
World Bank won't back oil and gas projects after 2019 
By Clothilde Goujard

CANADIAN PRESS
2018 needs to be year feds put flesh on bones of climate change framework 

NATIONAL OBSERVER 
Environment Canada touts 'good progress' on climate after scathing audit 
By Elizabeth McSheffrey

 

November 2017

VANCOUVER SUN
Horgan calls experts to offer cabinet insight on Site C 
By Vaughn Palmer

NATIONAL OBSERVER
Trump didn't blow up the climate summit. What did happen in Bonn?
By Mike De Souza

OTTAWA CITIZEN
Anti-coal group gets fired up - but without the big culprits
By Geoffrey Morgan

CANADIAN PRESS
Ambitious Canadian coal plan vulnerable to provincial 'slippage,' critics say 
By Michael MacDonald

GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Pembina Institute's Glen Murray says carbon calculator can help shrink your footprint 
By Charlie Smith

FINANCIAL POST
Alberta delays draft methane proposals as industry, stakeholders struggle to hammer out deal
By Jesse Snyder

THE TORONTO STAR
Environment Minister touts coal phase-out ahead of climate talks in Germany
By Alex Ballingall

REMI NETWORK
Building energy benchmarking pays off 
By Dylan Heerema

DESMOG CANADA
The Best Canadian Climate Policy You’ve Probably Never Heard Of 
By James Wilt

iPOLITICS
The oilsands sector's toxic liquid legacy 
By Jodi McNeill

CBC NEWS
'It takes forever': Another delay hits proposed Fort McMurray oilsands mine
By David Thurton

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Federal government welcomes Manitoba’s carbon-tax plan, with a warning 
By Shawn McCarthy

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price 
By Steve Lambert 

THE TIMES COLONIST
Climate action is B.C.’s clean-growth opportunity 
By Karen Tam Wu

 

October 2017 

THE EDMONTON JOURNAL
Opinion: Methane management key to energy future
By Simon Dyer

METRO NEWS
Report calls for more cargo bikes, fewer delivery vans on Toronto streets 
By Gilbert Ngabo

CBC EARLY EDITION
The importance of municipal climate action interview with Karen Tam Wu [RADIO]
Hosted by Rick Cluff

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Shell looks beyond worries about LNG glut, sees strong global demand 
By Toby Melville 

THE VANCOUVER SUN
Letters: Immigration policy fuels unsustainable demands 
By Dylan Heerema

THE TYEE
What to Do with Our Remaining Natural Gas
By Christopher Pollon

CBC NEWS
The oilsands at 50: Will they still be producing in 100 years? 
By Tracy Johnson

CBC NEWS
​Discounts coming to 600 Alberta stores for block heaters, LED lights and programmable thermostats

ST. ALBERT GAZETTE
Environment File: Eco-rebates and eco-grants return 
By Kevin Ma

CBC
Thursday, September 28, interview with Simon Dyer [RADIO] 
By Alberta at Noon

September 2017 

THE AGENDA WITH STEVE PAIKIN [VIDEO]
Turning Over a New Leaf - An Interview with Pembina Institute Executive Director Glen Murray
By Steve Paikin

CALGARY HERALD
​Big trucks, dead ducks put Alberta's oilsands under environmental scrutiny
By Gordon Kent

CALGARY HERALD
When the oilsands hit pay dirt
By Chris Varcoe

CBC
​Ottawa Morning - Climate Week interview with Erin Flanagan (RADIO)

THE NATIONAL OBSERVER
​Justin Trudeau and Theresa May form alliance on climate battlefield 
By Carl Meyer

TIMES COLONIST
Next steps for Paris agreement on tap for international meeting in Montreal 
By Mia Rabson

EDMONTON JOURNAL
Tailings ponds just as deadly to birds under NDP government as they were under PCs 
By Graham Thompson

JWN
​Pembina Institute plans to continue 'tough but fair' mandate with former Ontario environment minister at the helm 
By Deborah Jaremko

OSOYOOS TIMES
​Extreme weather is focus as OBWB hears about mitigating climate change

GLOBAL NEWS
Be prepared to weather more weather extremes in the Okanagan 
By Doris Maria Bregolisse

VANCOUVER SUN
Opinion: Building-energy benchmarking can save money 
By Dylan Heerema and Akua Schatz

JWN
​Finding the oilsands sweet spot between environment and economics: This week’s best quotes 
By Deborah Jaremko

 

August 2017

NATIONAL NEWSWATCH
Future of green homes and buildings in British Columbia is bright 
By Dylan Heerema

RADIO ROUNDHOUSE 98.3
Pembina Institute says reducing pollution from existing buildings is “essential” to meeting climate goals in Canada 
By Sean Bideshi 

JWN
Nelson, BC opens ​Canada's first solar garden 
By JWN staff

DESMOG CANADA
What's Up with LNG in B.C.? Three Things You Need to Know 
By Maximilian Kniewasser and Stephen Hui

CANADIAN PRESS
Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019: environmental groups 
By Mia Rabson

THE HUFFINGTON POST
NAFTA Renegotiation Is A Stark Reminder That States And Cities Must Protect Against Climate Disaster 
By Sam Adams, Gwynne Taraska and Erin Flanagan

CANADIAN PRESS
Leaked U.S. climate change report should be replicated in Canada: Institute 
By Mia Rabson

CALGARY HERALD
Pembina: Reality check: We can't turn back time on Alberta's climate policy 
By Sara Hastings-Simon and Simon Dyer

EDMONTON JOURNAL
Opinion: Passing the climate torch 
By Ed Whittingham

GLOBE AND MAIL
Environment Minister Glen Murray resigns from Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet 
By Shawn McCarthy and Justin Giovannetti

NATIONAL OBSERVER
Ontario Minister Glen Murray quits politics for dream job 
By Elizabeth McSheffrey

630 CHED
Ontario Environment Minister takes the helm at Pembina Institute interview with Glen Murray (RADIO) 
Interview by Ryan Jespersen

CBC POWER AND POLITICS
Ontario Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray is leaving politics to take on a role at a major environmental think tank 
Interview with Terry Milewski

TVO
Glen Murray was one of a kind (and that’s mostly a compliment) 
By Steve Paikin

July 2017

WESTERN INVESTOR
B.C. LNG project scrapped due to ‘changes in market conditions’ 
By Tanya Commisso

NEWSTALK 770
Potential for renewables interview with Pembina's Sara-Hastings Simon (RADIO) 
Interview by Danielle Smith

CFAX 1070
Death of Petronas LNG project good for clean energy interview with Pembina's Karen Tam Wu (RADIO) 
Interview by Sandy Hill

TIMES COLONIST
Letter to the Editor: Cabinet must act quickly to spark clean growth
By Karen Tam Wu

VANCOUVER SUN
Environmentalists rejoice as George Heyman becomes minister of environment and climate change
By Larry Pynn

THE LONDON FREE PRESS
Siemens Canada: Industry reacts to the shuttering of a 340-job Tillsonburg plant that made blades for wind turbines
By Jennifer Bieman

CBC NEWS
Proposed LNG project would emit 360 million metric tonnes of CO2, expert warns 
By Yvette Brend

CBC NEWS
Alberta is greenest it's ever been under the NDP and that will be tough to undo 
By Kyle Bakx and Tracy Johnson

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
G20 to focus on climate change despite Trump’s resistance 
By Shawn McCarthy

BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER
Moving the country’s freight sector to greener pastures 
By Nelson Bennett

June 2017

THE EDMONTON JOURNAL
Opinion: Instead of denial, coal communities must look forward 
By Binnu Jeyakumar

DESMOG CANADA
No Sure Plans, Funding for $51 Billion Cleanup and Rehabilitation of Oilsands Tailings Ponds 
By James Wilt

THE ENERGY MIX
Largely unchecked freight emissions could imperil Canada's Paris committment

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Jagmeet Singh takes stance against Kinder Morgan, Energy East pipelines in new climate plan 
By Kristy Kirkup

CALGARY HERALD
Carrots and sticks needed to cap Alberta's oilsands emissions 
By Chris Varcoe

NATIONAL POST
Freight emissions could be roadblock for Paris accord targets 
By Alicja Siekierska

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Heavy-duty freight emissions can be managed without crushing economy 
By Mia Rabson

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Trudeau must hold the line on Canada’s new methane rules 
By Ed Whittingham and Diane Regas

CBC NEWS
Trump's decision on the Paris accord and what it means for the oilpatch 
By Tracy Johnson

JWN ENERGY
​Here’s what Pembina doesn’t like about solvents in the oilsands 
By Deborah Jaremko

CLEANTECH CANADA
B.C. at risk of being left behind as global economy cleans up its act
By Josha MacNab

May 2017

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
New rules aim to cut methane emissions in Canada’s oil, gas sector 
By Kelly Cryderman

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Alberta Energy Regulator to reconsider Suncor tailings ponds cleanup plan 
By Lauren Krugel

RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL
Draft rules would oblige petroleum industry to cut methane, interview with Duncan Kenyon 
By Lynn Desjardins

METRO NEWS
Report urges B.C. to support clean tech 
By Matt Kieltyka

RESILIENCE.ORG

The Case for Phasing out Alberta’s Tar Sands 
By Gordon Laxer

TIMES COLONIST
Next government must take lead on clean growth 
By Josha MacNab

METRO NEWS
Toronto rivers and surrounding ravines become part of Greenbelt 
By May Warren

CANADIAN PRESS
Alberta aims to speed up orphan well clean up with $235-million loan 
By Lauren Krugel

CANADIAN PRESS
Federal government's methane emission reduction plan raises industry concerns 
By Dan Healing

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
BC Green Leader would be well-advised to tread cautiously 
By Gary Mason

GRIST
We’ve reached the end of the U.S.-Canada climate bromance 
By Katie Valentine

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
B.C. resource projects face uncertainty after election 
By Brent Jang and Shawn McCarthy

VANCOUVER SUN
Opinion: Vancouver's rezoning policy cuts carbon and costs 
By Matt Horne

April 2017

DESMOG CANADA
It’s Still Unclear How Alberta’s Tailings Will Be Cleaned Up Or Who Will Pay For It 
By James Wilt

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Energy efficiency can yield tidy financial returns to Vancouver homeowners 
By Carlito Pablo

TREEHUGGER
Energy efficiency is about more than just saving money 
By Lloyd Alter

THE TYEE
Fact Check: Is LNG Really Drinkable in Water? 
By Joanne Pearce

DESMOG CANADA
B.C. Scales Down Energy-Saving Measures to Manufacture Demand for Site C: UBC Report 
By Carol Linnitt

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Oilsands thirst for natural gas hits record, environmentalists decry it as 'waste' 
By Dan Healing 

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Opinion: No, Bixi Montreal is not profitable 
By Jasmin Guenette and Bradley Doucet

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