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Alta. oil pipeline leaked 28,000 barrels - Emergency crews working to clean up massive leak northeast of Peace River

May 3, 2011 4:50 PM MT

A pipeline break northeast of Peace River, Alta., has leaked 28,000 barrels of crude oil, during what is now considered to be one of the largest spills in the province's history.

The leak from the Plains Midstream Canada pipeline, discovered Friday, was originally thought to have involved several hundred barrels of oil. Read more »

Posted May 4, 2011 by Anonymous

Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

22 Mar 2011

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2011 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

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 23 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

ConocoPhillips IRIS Public Seminar  Read more »

Location

RGO Room, 4th Floor Scurfield Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 18 2011 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Field notes from the Energy Indigenous Environment Interface research program

The most commercially successful film in history deals with indigenous peoples and industrial resource extraction to feed humanity’s growing consumption of energy. Although set in a futuristic world on the fictitious planet of Pandora, parallels to the Amazon jungle and Alberta’s oil sands have not been lost on the public. Read more »

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Initiative: 
Fossil Fuels Subsidies Counter

Climate Action Network Canada has created a Fossil Fuel Subsidies Counter that shows the amount of money per second in tax breaks going to some of the wealthiest companies on the planet. Please post the Counter far and wide and link it back to their Subsidies page on the Climate Action Network Canada website:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php

And instructions for posting it on websites:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php?WEBYEP_... Read more »

Posted March 4, 2011 by Anonymous

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

Public Dialogue: The path to a Canadian clean, sustainable energy future

Feb 23 2011 - 7:30pm

Linda Duncan, MP, Edmonton-Strathcona invites you to a Public Dialogue:

Linda has invited three knowledgeable guest speakers to talk about their vision for a clean energy economy. Please join us.

Keynotes

Location

Lobby of the TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 16, 2011 by AEN

Polluter Harmony — #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Greenpeace Canada has launched PolluterHarmony— "the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!" Watch the video, and check out the site. While you're there, you can send a Valentine to the Minister of the Environment.

Read more »

Posted February 14, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

25 Jan 2011

Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):

"This report raises some fundamental questions about the government's longstanding policy of waiting for the U.S. before implementing strong climate policies in Canada. Read more »

Posted January 25, 2011 by AEN

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