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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

Re-Localize Fair

Apr 18 2015 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come celebrate the world-wide movement to localize food, energy, transportation, businesses, communities, the economy and culture in Calgary. As part of the 2015 Down to Earth Week, Calgary Dollars, REAP, and the Arusha Centre will be hosting the Fair to celebrate this movement.  Read more »

Location

BRCA (Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall)
917 Centre Avenue NE (Just steps away from the Bridgeland LRT station)
Calgary, AB

Posted March 22, 2015 by AEN

Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Joint Review Panel
Deadline: 
1 Oct 2012 (All day)

On August 17, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) issued the Notice of Hearing for Shell Canada Energy's Jackpine Mine Expansion Project. The hearing is scheduled to begin on October 29, 2012 in Fort McMuuray. In order to file a submission or submit evidence at the hearing, you must file your submission by October 1, 2012. Read more »

Posted September 17, 2012 by AEN

Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more »

Location

The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building, 1-440
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 6, 2012 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

Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Mar 16 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge (via Skype).

View the film’s trailer

Website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 14, 2011 by russ

Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Mar 13 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Speaker: Sheila Muxlow, Director, Sierra Club Prairie

Invited: Representatives of the Alberta Liberals, Alberta NDP, Alberta Party & Vision 2012 (new Greens)

Where are we now?

What would be different with a progressive government?

What would and could the progressive parties do in government that is different from the Conservatives and Wildrose Alliance?

  • Update on DRP's ChangeAlberta.ca strategy
  • Social hour with live music - fiddle/violin & guitar
  • Beverages and Raffle Prize viewing at 1:15

Co-sponsored by the Alberta Democratic Renewal Project and Sierra Club Prairie

RSVP to Ann at happening [at] drproject [dot] ca

Location

Riverdale Community Hall
9231 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 1, 2011 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy

Mar 2 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you think you have to choose between a great job and a healthy environment for your children? You don’t have to!

Learn the facts about Alberta’s potential for a green collar economy and how we can work together to put the power back in the hands of Albertans! Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (downstairs)
Calgary, AB

Posted March 1, 2011 by AEN

Green Budget Coalition's Recommendations for Budget 2011

The Green Budget Coalition, comprising 21 leading Canadian environmental and conservation organisations, is pleased to share its Recommendations for Budget 2011, detailing their recommendations for the 2011 federal budget.

http://www.greenbudget.ca/2011/main.html
 

Posted January 22, 2011 by Anonymous

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