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AEN Annual General Assembly 2012

May 25 2012 - 6:00pm - May 26 2012 - 2:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2012 Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Assembly. This gathering is one of the best opportunities for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. This year's Assembly includes a timely presentation from noted Alberta political observer & commentator Paul McLoughlin (CBC Radio, Alberta Scan) and a technical briefing from the ERCB on Alberta's Fracking Regulations.

Online Registration

Please register by May 21. If you need to book accommodation at the FCJ Centre, please register by May 4. Read more »

Location

Auditorium - FCJ Christian Life Centre
219 19 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B8

Posted April 30, 2012 by AEN

Fracking and Its Impact on Groundwater: Lessons From Alberta

Mar 21 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Featuring Professor Karlis Muehlenbachs
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Science, U of A Read more »

Location

Telus Centre Room 134 University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 19, 2012 by AEN

Pembina Institute backgrounder on the proposed EU fuel-quality directive

In advance of the February 23 European Commission vote on the European Union's proposed fuel-quality directive, the Pembina Institute has released a backgrounder to answer "some frequently asked questions about how the European Union’s proposed fuel-quality directive could affect Canada’s oilsands sector and overall efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels".< Read more »

Posted February 22, 2012 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Obama administration's denial of Keystone XL pipeline

18 Jan 2012

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s denial of the application for the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In denying the Keystone XL project, President Obama has recognized the risks this project could pose to the health and safety of the American people and to the environment, and the need to adequately review those concerns. Due public process is critical to making an informed decision.

Read more »

Posted January 18, 2012 by AEN

New job postings at the Pembina Institute

In case you missed it over the holidays, the Pembina Institute has posted four new employment opportunities:

  • Technical and Policy Analyst, Oilsands Program (Calgary)
  • Full-time Communications Lead (Calgary)
  • Fund Development Manager (Toronto)
  • Assistant Editor/Producer Multi-media —Contract Position (Edmonton)

Posted December 29, 2011 by AEN

SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Jan 25 2012 - 7:00pm

A panel discussion with designers and builders.

Free refreshments. Free discussion.

Are net zero energy houses really net zero? Northern Alberta has at least eight net zero homes. Some of them have been in operation for two years. We now have some preliminary data. Are our energy performance modeling tools sufficiently accurate? What more do we need to do to optimize the design? What improvements are possible? What new technologies are becoming available? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is bringing together a distinguished panel of builders and designers to look at how we are doing and where we are headed in our quest to build completely self sufficient buildings in our Northern climate. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 20, 2011 by russ

New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments

16 Dec 2011

CALGARY — In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2011 by AEN

Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011 (All day)

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has announced a consultation initiative to potentially revise the AUC's application process for wind turbine development in Alberta.  The Commission is seeking to determining if there are differences between wind-power generation projects and other energy generation projects that may require a different regulatory approach.

See announcement: Read more »

Posted November 22, 2011 by AEN

Joint Review Panel Invites Public Comment for the Proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion Project
Deadline: 
16 Dec 2011 (All day)

The Joint Review Panel reviewing the proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, has announced the beginning of a comment period on the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Application filed by the proponent, Shell Canada Ltd. The EIS assesses the anticipated effects of the proposed project on the environment. Read more »

Posted October 4, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to outcome of energy ministers' meeting in Kananaskis

19 Jul 2011

KANANASKIS — Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to the communiqué and action plan on developing a national energy framework released at the conclusion of the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta: Read more »

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

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