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Alberta Utilities Commission fails to protect public interest with final coal plant approval

10 Aug 2011

CALGARY — Today's final decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to approve a coal plant expansion proposed by Maxim Power Corp. represents a serious failure by the AUC to safeguard the public interest that could undermine upcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations, according to two of Canada's leading environmental groups. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

Groups call on Minister Kent to ensure Maxim Power’s proposed coal plant plays by the rules

11 Aug 2011

OTTAWA – More than 40 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada have signed on to a letter calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to protect the integrity of Canada’s forthcoming coal regulations by ensuring that this proposed new coal plant is not permitted to evade Ottawa’s rules. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

How to Prevent More “Potatogates”

New Report Makes Recommendations on Future Public Land Sales

4 Aug 2011

The “Potatogate” land deal, which generated a huge outpouring of public opposition in Alberta in fall 2010, could easily happen again if substantial changes are not made to the way the provincial government handles sales of our public land. Read more »

Posted August 4, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over approval of Milner coal plant expansion

Failure to hold public hearing, expedited approval sparks lawsuit

2 Aug 2011

CALGARY — Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are taking the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to court over its decision to grant Maxim Power Corp.’s coal plant expansion interim approval without a public hearing. Read more »

Posted August 3, 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

Pembina reacts to Government of Alberta decision to provide bonus credits for carbon capture and storage offsets

24 Jun 2011

CALGARY — The Pembina Institute's Chris Severson-Baker made the following statement in response to today's announcement of bonus credits in the province's offset system for select carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects: Read more »

Posted June 24, 2011 by AEN

Webinar: Nuclear Power - How is it regulated?

Jul 4 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you wondering how nuclear power facilities are regulated in Canada? Are you confused about how provincial and federal environmental laws apply to nuclear power facilities? 

Join Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel, for a discussion of how nuclear power facilities are regulated in Canada and how Alberta and Saskatchewan laws may be applied to nuclear power proposals.

This is a free webinar, funded by the Alberta and Saskatchewan Law Foundations.

Posted June 20, 2011 by AEN

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