Electricity Generation & Transmission

Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

Sep 5 2012 - 6:00am

TORONTO — P.J. Partington, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s finalized climate change regulations for the coal-fired power sector: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada

Pembina Institute study outlines pollution from coal-fired power in run up to Environment Canada’s pending coal regulations

EDMONTON — Canada’s “cheap” coal power carries considerable hidden costs in terms of harmful pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, says a new report released by the Pembina Institute.

Coal use is concentrated in a few provinces in Canada, but pollution from coal-fired electricity generation is a problem of national concern. Recent proposals to weaken impending federal coal regulations could, if accepted, further compromise efforts to reduce Canada’s most polluting, most carbon-intensive electricity source. Read more about New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada

Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Jun 4 2012 - 5:00pm to Jun 8 2012 - 9:00pm

The capital cost of a commercial building is only 8% of the life cycle costs. Come and visit a new breed of commercial building being built now in Edmonton!

The Inaugural Eco Solar Commercial Tour

After many years of arranging tours of homes in Edmonton the Eco Solar Tour is branching out to commercial buildings. This year as part of Environment Week we have arranged tours of 5 different commercial buildings to demonstrate energy efficient practices. Read more about Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 9 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. Come and see how you can take action with your own home!

When is the Tour?

The 13th annual Eco Solar Home Tour is onSaturday June 9th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed

CALGARY, AB — Chris Severson-Baker, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to TransAlta’s announcement that the Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed: Read more about Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more about Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

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

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011

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:

http://www.auc.ab.ca/news-room/bulletins/Bulletins/2011/Bulletin%202011-25.pdf Read more about Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

OTTAWA - Over 5,000 letters demanding stricter greenhouse gas regulations for coal power in Canada were submitted during the public consultation period on federal coal regulations. Climate Action Network Canada believes that if incorporated into the proposed regulations, measures proposed in member submissions could insure that these regulations have a meaningful impact on Canada’s path towards a safer, more sustainable future. Read more about Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge

Contentious expansion project to go-ahead

CALGARY — An Alberta court has rejected Ecojustice's challenge, launched on behalf of the Pembina Institute, of the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) approval of a controversial coal-fired power plant expansion.

In June, the AUC endorsed an expansion of Maxim Power Corp.'s Milner plant in Grande Cache, Alta., a move that could allow the company to avoid new federal greenhouse gas regulations that effectively require a 50 per cent cut in emissions. Read more about Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge

Alberta court to decide if it will hear Maxim coal plant challenge

CALGARY — Tomorrow, an Alberta court will hear an Ecojustice application to appeal Maxim Power Corp.’s controversial Milner coal plant expansion.

The groups seek to overturn the Alberta Utilities Commission’s (AUC) hasty approval of the Milner project, which allows Maxim to avoid incoming federal greenhouse gas regulations.

Ecojustice, on behalf the Pembina Institute, will appear before the Court of Appeal of Alberta tomorrow. The hearing will determine if the appeal can proceed or not. Read more about Alberta court to decide if it will hear Maxim coal plant challenge

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