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Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organiations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

15 Mar 2018

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2018 by AEN

Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Alberta Narratives Project: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta
Project Collaborators
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm

  • Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION form
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before February 21, 2018 
  • Training dates: March 7-8, 2018 in Calgary; June 12-13, 2018 in Edmonton 
  • Participation is open to any Alberta resident able to fulfil the overall project requirements. Collaborators will be selected based on best fit with the project objectives. 
  • There are no fees related to trainings, participants must cover their transportation and accommodation costs 
  • Questions? Please contact Amber Bennett, regional project lead, at amber [at] upayaconsulting [dot] com or 587.435.2152. 

Project summary

The Alberta Narratives Project (ANP) is a new approach to public engagement research that will build research skills and better energy-climate communications in Alberta. Our goal is to create a set of energy-climate narratives based on the unique culture, values and identities of Albertans, and to uncover language and messages that can effectively engage a wider spectrum of audiences.  Read more »

Posted January 30, 2018 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group

Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group
ENGO Members (3)
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2017 (All day)

On March 13, 2015, the Government of Alberta released the Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands to enhance the management of fluid tailings in this region. The Framework provides direction to manage fluid tailings volumes during and after mine operation in order to manage and decrease liability and environmental risk resulting from the accumulation of fluid tailings on the landscape. The Framework can be found online.

Implementation of the Framework is currently underway, and a key priority project in this implementation process is the revision of the Mine Financial Security Program to meet the intent of the Framework. As a result, Alberta Environment and Parks is establishing a Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group.

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to invite three representatives from the ENGO community to actively participate in the working group. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2017 by AEN

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation: Media Conference & Information Session

Feb 2 2017 - 12:00pm

Based on concerns relayed to us by Traditional Knowledge Holders in Northwestern Alberta, Keepers of the Water and partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta have completed Phase 1 of the: 

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation 

Regarding pipeline spills and their clean up in Dene Tha Traditional Territory 

Media Conference and Information Session

  • Lunch at 12 noon
  • Dr. Kevin Timoney’s Report Presentation at 1:00 pm 
  • Read more »


Corbett Hall
8205 114 Street NW (University of Alberta North Campus
Edmonton , AB

Posted January 25, 2017 by AEN

Plugging into Alberta’s Energy Future: A Citizen’s Forum on Climate Change

Nov 4 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A citizen's forum on climate change
Climate change impacts on all forms of life and on our planet are becoming increasingly more evident around the globe. Read more »


Edmonton City Hall
Edmonton, AB
Education Centre South (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

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.”

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


AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 26, 2016 by AEN

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

Aug 31 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector.

As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta’s Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. Read more »


Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Jul 20 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will hold its first open houses to gather input from Albertans.

Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions. Read more »


The Heart
Robbins Health Learning Centre MacEwan — University City Centre Campus (10910 104 Avenue NW)
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 15, 2016 by AEN

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