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Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

6 Mar 2014

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Posted March 6, 2014 by AEN

Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Jan 22 2014 - 7:00pm

A Green Builders Forum

  • Peter Amerongen - Habitat Studio
  • Dave Turnbull - Landmark Group
  • Stuart Fix - Senior Sustainability Engineer, City of Edmonton
  • Moderated by Brandy Burdeniuk - EcoAmmo

What is the best, high performing net zero energy home design approach now? Several Alberta NZE homes are 6 years old now.  What have we learned? Read more »

Location

MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW (105 Street Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 17, 2014 by AEN

Green Drinks Edmonton — Alternative Energy

Feb 5 2014 - 7:00pm

From the Local Good website:

The Local Good’s own Green Drinks Edmonton returns with the first event of 2014! This month the theme is alternative energy. We’ll bring together local experts on energy issues to discuss the two (or three!) perspectives sides of energy issues. The evening will host a series of bar-table debates on key topics. Guests will be invite to sit-in, participate and meander from one electifying debate to another.

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Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Engaging communities in energy strategy development: A decision science perspective

Jan 25 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Dr. Joe Arvai, University of Calgary

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Student Sustainability Summit

Jan 24 2014 - 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Jan 25 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

This event is open only to current students attending an Albertan post-secondary institution. There are two free keynote presentations that are open to the general public: Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption and Engaging communities in energy strategy development: A decision science perspective. From the Office of Sustainability website:

Calling all students! Don't miss the fourth annual Student Sustainability Summit, taking place January 24 and 25, 2014 at the University of Alberta. This conference strives to provide students with the tools and resources needed to accomplish sustainable change by providing opportunities to develop relevant leadership and employability skills. The summit is hosted by the Office of SustainabilitySustain SU and the Students' Umbrella for Social Justice.

This year's theme is “Power & Prosperity: The relationship between energy systems and communities.” This theme looks at the varied and complex opportunities and challenges that result from energy production and consumption, and provides for an in depth exploration of the environmental, economic and socio-political consequences of fossil fuels in our province and beyond.

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome!

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

Pembina reacts to creation of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Alberta

Province the first in Canada to establish cabinet role specific to renewables
13 Dec 2013

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, Executive Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the swearing in of Donna Kennedy-Glans as Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy:

“The Pembina Institute welcomes Premier Alison Redford’s creation of the role of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the appointment of Donna Kennedy-Glans to the position.

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Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

Pembina reacts to federal approval of Shell Jackpine mine expansion

9 Dec 2013

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to the release of the federal government’sdecision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine Read more »

Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

Joint Review Panel for Pierre River Mine Project Invites Applications for Interested Party Status

Initiative: 
Pierre River Mine Project
Deadline: 
17 Jan 2014 (All day)

From the CEAA website:

December 5, 2013 – The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Pierre River Mine project near Fort McMurray is inviting persons to apply for Interested Party status. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2013 by AEN

Public Comments Invited: Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project
Deadline: 
23 Dec 2013 (All day)

From the CEAA website:

…the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project, located in Alberta. To assist in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2013 by AEN

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