Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) consultation processLetter to Government of Alberta

Publication - July 10, 2019 - By Nina Lothian

The Pembina Institute has sent the following letter to directors at the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Environment and Parks:

July 10, 2019

Robert Hamaliuk
Executive Director - Climate Change Policy
Policy Branch, Environment and Parks
12th fl Baker Centre
10025 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4

Delivered by email: [email protected]

Sam Fiorillo
Director, Sector Standards and Policy
Policy Branch, Environment and Parks
11th fl Petroleum Plaza ST
9915 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2G8

Delivered by email: [email protected].

Re: Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) consultation process

Dear Mr. Hamaliuk and Mr. Fiorillo,

As experts in industrial carbon pricing and climate policy, the Pembina Institute would like to formally request inclusion in the engagement workshops on the proposed Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system to be held the week of July 22, 2019.

The Pembina Institute was founded in Drayton Valley, as a response to the Lodgepole sour gas blowout in 1982. For more than 35 years, we have consistently collaborated with the energy sector, all levels of government, and Albertans from across the political spectrum to find practical solutions for our shared energy issues.

The Pembina Institute has a long history of representing the public interest while working with industry and government to develop strong and fair environmental and climate policies, including being previously involved in the process to develop the previous Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) and collaborating with the oil and gas industry in the development of the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. We believe it is possible to have a fair and efficient system that both maintains incentives for industry to reduce emissions while also protecting competitiveness, and hope you will take a fair and balanced approach and include the full range of stakeholders to accomplish this.

In the future, as is customary, we would appreciate being included in discussions related to energy and environment issues from your department, and notification of important public policy announcements and proposals.

Yours sincerely,

Nina Lothian, P.Eng
Director Fossil Fuels
Pembina Institute

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