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The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

14 Sep 2016

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

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Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Report from health associations and Pembina Institute outlines health benefits of a quick end to burning coal

14 Sep 2016

CALGARY — Speeding the rate of the coal phase-out would benefit Albertans’ health and would even save lives, according to a joint report from the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment,the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT, and the Asthma Society of Canada. Read more »

Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

AWA Talk: Time for Radical Change – Advocacy to Make the Impossible Possible

Sep 13 2016 - 7:00pm

With Dr. Joe Vipond

Learn about the Alberta Coal-Phase Out Campaign and its success. The multi-pronged campaign created a shift in thinking among policy makers, and included health groups, conservation and social justice groups. Will this campaign model ways for conservation to lead the conversation?

  • Talk starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Tickets: $5.00

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 26, 2016 by AEN

Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Initiative: 
Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel
Deadline: 
30 Sep 2016 (All day)

From the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website:

Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan includes a commitment to reinvest all revenue from the carbon levy into Alberta's economy, including $645 million over 5 years to Energy Efficiency Alberta. Investment in energy efficiency and community energy system programs will help to reduce energy use and associated costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and support green jobs for:

  • families
  • small businesses
  • building owners
  • industries
  • farmers
  • community organizations
  • non-profits
  • municipalities

Government has created a panel to advise the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. The Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will make recommendations on the types of energy savings programs that Energy Efficiency Alberta can start to deliver in the short and medium-term, as well as help set out a long-term vision.

The Panel seeking input from stakeholders, Indigenous communities and interested Albertans on how to promote energy efficiency and community energy systems across Alberta.

Visit the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website to read the Discussion Document and submit your comments.

Posted July 6, 2016 by AEN

Pembina reacts to recent spate of misinformation over power prices in Alberta

31 Mar 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to just some of the editorials, articles and reports released in recent days that contain misleading information about the future of electricity prices in Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 31, 2016 by AEN

Public Notice Amisk Hydroelectric Project — Participant Funding Available for Environmental Assessment

Initiative: 
Amisk Hydroelectric Project
Deadline: 
2 May 2016 (All day)

March 24, 2016—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available to assist the public and Indigenous groups in participating in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Amisk Hydroelectric Project in northwestern Alberta.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to participate in the environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement, and preparing for and participating in the public hearing. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2016 by AEN

Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Apr 1 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Municipal Councils, residents and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. This will be an opportunity to learn about alternative energy and available funding for municipalities, as well as participate in a regional discussion about the role of alternative energy in our communities. Read more »

Location

Springfield School
7701 99 Street (North End, on the East side of the river)
Peace River, AB

Posted March 9, 2016 by AEN

Alberta coal “economic note” based on shaky information

Health savings of provincial climate plan ignored while some costs are double counted

3 Mar 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statements today in response to the economic note on Alberta’s coal phase out plan released by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).

“The information the economic note relies on to conclude Albertans will pay a ‘steep bill’ to phase out coal is shaky. It generally cites the province's Climate Leadership Report (CLR), but the CLR does not support the assertion.

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Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Deadline: 
28 Mar 2016 (All day)

The City of Edmonton and Alberta Ecotrust are partnering to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton’s borders is a shared responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, citizens can learn about Edmonton’s environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in their community, and apply for a grant to help get ideas off the ground. Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Feb 12 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. Read more »

Location

Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street
Peace River, AB

Posted January 19, 2016 by AEN

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