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Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

May 12 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on

“Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity”

Rudiger Tscherning will be the presenter with discussion to follow Read more »

Location

Murray Fraser Hall (MFH), Room 3360
University of Calgary (Faculty of Law)
Calgary, AB

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Condolences—10 years After International Tailings Duck Disaster

30 Apr 2018

Guided by both Indigenous Elders’ Traditional Knowledge and western science, the Keepers of the Athabasca (2006) are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups, and watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land, air, and all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River watershed. Read more »

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Proposed Alberta methane regulations are a made-in-Alberta approach that fails to consider Albertans

Reducing methane emissions could protect our air and climate, create jobs and increase royalties. Alberta’s draft regulations will continue the practice of ineffective self-policing by oil and gas companies.

27 Apr 2018

Edmonton, Alberta—Alberta’s proposed methane regulations are a missed opportunity to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets while protecting our environment, creating jobs and collecting royalties from wasted natural gas. And by relying on oil and gas companies to self-report their own emissions, the draft regulations will likely fail to achieve the targets they were created to meet. Read more »

Posted April 27, 2018 by AEN

New federal methane regulations a vital step in implementing Canada’s climate plan

Canada becomes global leader with world’s first comprehensive federal methane regulations

27 Apr 2018

EDMONTON — Duncan Kenyon, program director for responsible fossil fuels at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s methane regulations announced today:

“The Pembina Institute applauds the federal government for making Canada the first country in the world to commit to national methane regulations. While other countries have implemented similar controls, none are as comprehensive as Canada’s. Read more »

Posted April 27, 2018 by AEN

Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Initiative: 
ROVER III Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Members
Application Deadline: 
27 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm

The Government of Alberta has committed to implementing the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) as part of the national Air Quality Management System. Air emissions need to be managed for Alberta to achieve the CAAQS as they become more stringent over time. Read more »

Posted April 20, 2018 by AEN

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Apr 24 2018 - 7:30am - 9:15am

Event Poster

A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with
Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary. Read more »

Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 18, 2018 by AEN

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

Initiative: 
Alberta Narratives Project: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta
Position: 
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

Initiative: 
Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group
Position: 
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 »

Location

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

Posted January 25, 2017 by AEN

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