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Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

22 Mar 2011

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2011 by AEN

New report finds strong climate policies create jobs while reducing emissions

Upcoming federal budget should increase support for renewable energy and efficiency programs, research suggests

15 Mar 2011

OTTAWA, ON — Canada's governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by maintaining the status quo, according to a new report on the effects of climate change policies on employment released today by the Pembina Institute.

The Institute's report, Reducing pollution, creating jobs, examines the evidence from a wide range of international and Canadian research on "green" jobs and the economic impacts of climate policies. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Knowledge @ Noon: What is Climate Change?

Mar 23 2011 - 12:00pm

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Location

Enterprise Square, Room 2-957 (2nd Floor)
10230 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 9, 2011 by AEN

Conservatives Re-Re-Re-announcement on renewable fuels not fooling anyone

Without strong regulations on the Tar Sands and other large industrial polluters, no plan to fight climate change will be effective

10 Feb 2011

Introduced first by the Federal Liberals a decade ago, using ‘renewable’ fuels as part of a wider plan to address climate change is not a new or novel idea.

If fact, today’s announcement is just a re-re-re-announcement of a very small step. Read more »

Posted February 10, 2011 by AEN

"Stop sabotaging climate action!"

Tar Sands protest at the Canadian High Commission marks Minister’s visit

31 Jan 2011

 

LONDON – This morning a group of campaigners protested outside the Canadian High Commission in London, to mark the visit of Ron Liepert, Alberta’s Energy Minister. The minister is here to lobby on behalf of the Province of Alberta’s Tar Sands industry, and encourage Europe to get more involved in what has been dubbed the world’s most destructive project. Read more »

Posted January 31, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Reacts: Genesee III coal power plant must deliver on promise to offset greenhouse gas emissions

28 Jan 2011

EDMONTON, AB — Simon Dyer, policy director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Utilities Commission decision to deny Capital Power's application to remove greenhouse gas reduction commitments associated with the Genesee III coal power plant.

The Pembina Institute, as a member of the Clean Energy Coalition, had opposed the application. Read more »

Posted January 28, 2011 by AEN

Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Jan 31 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Refugee movements are forced by and cause a host of environmental issues. Displacement by climate impacts is likely to be an ongoing issue for both the developed and developing world. Immigration policies and laws around environmental refugees are typically lacking. This presentation will discuss environmental refugees and climate change. Issues that will be canvassed include environmental justice and the current law and policy in Canada related to environmental refugees.

This event is part of International Week 2011, World on the Move: Unpacking Migration, which is being held January 31 – February 4, 2011 at the University of Alberta. To view the full program guide, go to http://www.iweek.ualberta.ca/internationalweek2011.cfm. Read more »

Location

Law Centre 237A
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 27, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

25 Jan 2011

Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):

"This report raises some fundamental questions about the government's longstanding policy of waiting for the U.S. before implementing strong climate policies in Canada. Read more »

Posted January 25, 2011 by AEN

Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

11 Jan 2011

REGINA — A Saskatchewan family has demanded a full public investigation of documented problems on its Weyburn property, located on top of a Cenovus Energy carbon capture and storage site, in light of independent research that indicates unnaturally high levels of CO2 in the area’s soil.

Cameron and Jane Kerr first noticed changes in surface water and well water on their property in 2004, one year after CO2 injections in the area began, and reported these incidents to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. Read more »

Posted January 11, 2011 by AEN

Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun.

Posted December 13, 2010 by AEN

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