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Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

May 27 2008 - 8:00pm

Sierra Club of Canada Presents

Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

Presented by Stephen Hazell and Lindsay Telfer

Please join us for an evening of lively and empowering discussion of Climate Solutions and Clean Energy for a Just Alberta! As oil prices continue to soar, how can we as a community and a province produce the energy we require while being respectful to the land and people? Read more »

Posted May 26, 2008 by Anonymous

The Parkland Institute Spring Speakers' Series

Parkland Institute presents:

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Planning for Our Future

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
ETLC 1-013, Maier Learning Centre, University of Alberta
Admission by donation

April 17 The Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Powering the Future in a Finite World
David Hughes, Geological Survey of Canada

April 24 Preparing the Health Care System for an Age of Scarce and Expensive Oil
Dr. Donald Spady MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

May 1 Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance
Dr. Colin Soskolne, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
(People attending the May Day march, which begins at 6 pm, should have enough time to make it to the event by 7 pm) Read more »

Posted April 8, 2008 by Anonymous

What is your vision for Alberta?

by Martha Kostuch

Of course we want continued prosperity. Of course we want safe, affordable housing, good health care and accessible education. But the foundation of our well-being is really a healthy environment – clean air, clean water, healthy food, among other things. I can’t help but wonder how much attention our leaders are paying to the foundation these days.

The centerpiece of my vision for Alberta is a stable, resilient, healthy economy based on energies of the future, not energies of the past. This means ending our addiction to fossil fuels and using some of the revenues they generate to develop and implement alternative energy sources and to support energy conservation. We can do this, but not without strong leadership and a willingness to reflect on whether our current path is taking us where we want to go. Read more »

Posted February 29, 2008 by Anonymous

ELC Comments on Bill 46 Amendments

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) is pleased to provide its comments on the Government's amendments to Bill 46. These comments, along with the July 11, 2007 comments of the ELC in respect of the Bill as initially introduced, can be found on the ELC's website at www.elc.ab.ca.

Posted December 4, 2007 by russ

Government Amendments to Bill 46 Insufficient

Premier Stelmach Must Have All-Party Committee Hear From Albertans

Calgary – November 29, 2007 – Local landowner groups – including the Lavesta Area Group, Pembina Agricultural Protection Association and Livingstone Landowner Group – and the Pembina Institute are repeating their call for Premier Stelmach to send Bill 46 to an all-party committee to have public hearings and improve the bill before passing it in the legislature. Read more »

Posted November 29, 2007 by Anonymous

Kill Bill 46 Rally

Description:
What: A Rally of citizens concerned about the negative effects of the Government's proposed Bill 46 on peoples rights to participate in energy and utilities regulatory proceedings. When: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 12:00 Noon sharp Where: Alberta Legislature Building (10800 97 Avenue), Edmonton Read more »

Lunch by the Books: Energy, Sustainability, and Alberta's Future

Description:
Diana Gibson, Research Director of the Parkland Institute, will be giving the following presentation as part of this year's Lunch by the Books series:Energy, Sustainability, and Alberta's FutureNovember 15, 2007 Read more »

Open Public Forum: Bill 46, Royalty Review, and Energy Issues in Alberta

Description:
This event will critically analyze the state of our democracy today. The impressive panel will represent divergent views, allowing for an informative and vigorous debate. Speakers

  • Joe Anglin: businessman, writer, and landowner rights advocate
  • Andrew Nikiforuk: award winning journalist and author, environmental columnist with CBC
  • Ray Prins: MLA for Lacombe / Ponoka (PC Party)

Q & A to follow speakers. Read more »

Pembina Institute Calls for Changes to Bill 46 (Alberta Utilities Commission Act)

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2007

Bill Needs Major Amendments to Protect Citizens’ Rights to be Heard

CALGARY - Today the Pembina Institute adds its voice to a growing list of outraged landowner and environmental groups that say that Bill 46 will eliminate or reduce Albertans’ already-limited rights to participate in important decisions about energy development. The Pembina Institute is calling on Premier Ed Stelmach to make major changes to the Bill and to demonstrate that the government respects public input by convening a public hearing before an all-party committee of the Legislature.

Bill 46 is the Alberta Government’s proposed legislation to shift the regulation of electrical transmission lines and other utilities from the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) to a new Alberta Utilities Commission. "The legislation does not stop at the division of responsibilities between the two agencies. It also includes a series of changes that would significantly limit public involvement in energy decision making," says Steve Kennett, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute. Read more »

Posted November 2, 2007 by Anonymous

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