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Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers

New report shows how success of multi-province energy strategy depends on addressing oilsands expansion plans, including west-to-east pipeline

14 Apr 2015

QUEBEC CITY — As Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change, a new report from the Pembina Institute outlines key considerations and challenges for provincial discussions of a Canadian Energy Strategy.

The oilsands sector is Canada’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions. That means infrastructure proposals such as the Energy East pipeline have a significant impact on the federation’s ability to meet climate change objectives. for a multi-province strategy to be credible and effective, it must take the full emissions footprint of fossil fuel projects into account.

Crafting an Effective Canadian Energy Strategy reviews the progress some provinces have made to date with carbon pricing policies. The report provides recommendations for making the Canadian Energy Strategy effective, and for how the provinces can fill the leadership vacuum left by the federal government on climate change — including by reviving the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Read more »

Posted April 15, 2015 by AEN

Capital Region Fine Particulate Response

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has finalized and released the Capital Region Fine Particulate Matter Reponse—a plan to reduce and maintain ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at all stations in the Capital Region below numerical Canada-wide Standard. In addition to the full report, an overview of the response is available for download at the Capital Region Cumulative Effects Management page on the AESRD website. Read more »

Posted January 29, 2015 by AEN

2014 AEN Fall Meetings Summary

The 2014 AEN Fall Meetings were held on November 22, 2014 in Calgary. This gathering included a presentation from the Alberta Energy Regulator; updates from the Synergy Alberta Conference; updates from AEN representatives to the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Advisory Committees; and face-to-face meetings of the Water and Clean Air & Energy Caucuses. Read more »

Posted December 5, 2014 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Conservation Easements Web Resource for Landowners

The Miistakis Institute has launched a new web based resource about conservation easements for landowners (www.rockies.ca/ce_guide/index.php). This web resource is available to any interested landowners or others wanting to know more about this innovative conservation Read more »

Posted December 16, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Western Grebe & Hare-footed Locoweed

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) have published two new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Read more »

Posted December 11, 2013 by AEN

Environmental Law Centre News Brief, November 25, 2013

The Environmental Law Centre has published the November 25, 2013 issue of News Brief.

Contents

  • Celebrating the many contributions of James Palmer, community leader and philanthropist
  • Alberta's new wetland policy: Baby steps in an adult world
  • Pembina ruling shines spotlight on need for reform
  • A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution
  • Other News from the Environmental Law Centre
  • Read more »

Posted November 26, 2013 by AEN

Castle Wilderness News, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2013

The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition has published the latest issue of Castle Wilderness News

Contents

  • Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan a Major Disappointment
  • Syncline Castle Trails Association
  • Interpretive Kiosk
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Table Mountain Hike

Posted November 21, 2013 by AEN

Government updates "Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta"

Attention EIA wonks, and anyone interested in the environmental assessment and approvals process in Alberta:

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has updated their Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta.

Posted March 8, 2013 by AEN

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