Economics

Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 067

Initiative: 
Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals
Deadline: 
14 Feb 2021

From AER Bulletin 2021-01:

We are seeking feedback on a new edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals. The proposed changes include requiring additional information, particularly financial information, at the time of application and throughout the life cycle to enable us to  Read more about Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 067

Coal mining development in the Rockies: A discussion as to the regulatory, economic and environmental

Feb 19 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Coal is in the news again in Alberta. And not for producing power.

Metallurgical – or steel making – coal mines are seeing a potential resurgence in Alberta. At the heart of the matter is the Alberta government’s rescindment of a longstanding policy to prohibit or restrict open pit coal mining in the Eastern Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This change has re-opened a vigorous debate as to the merits of coal mining in the province. Read more about Coal mining development in the Rockies: A discussion as to the regulatory, economic and environmental

Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

The global COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an economic downturn that has governments across Canada and around the world set to make huge investments in stimulus and recovery spending. Many are viewing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a just and sustainable green economy. Read more about Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

Feds reinforce commitment to green economic recovery

Pembina Institute reacts to throne speech and PM’s address to nation

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, director of federal policy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the speech from the throne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s address to the nation: Read more about Feds reinforce commitment to green economic recovery

A better future for all is within reach – Canada needs a Green Recovery!

From the CPAWS website:

Tell the federal government that you demand they invest in a Green Recovery. This includes new and better-managed protected areas on land and in the ocean, Indigenous protected areas and stewardship programs, and a shift towards natural infrastructure and nature-based climate solutions.

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Just Recovery for All

Jun 23 2020 - 1:00pm

 

On June 23, at 1:00 PM MT thousands of people will join a mass Zoom rally organized by Leadnow, 350 Canada, Climate Action Network and Sierra Club BC to create a loud drumbeat across Canada behind the Just Recovery principles launch and deliver petition signatures from various orgs to MPs who will be attending. Read more about Just Recovery for All

New report on the intersection of the Polluter Pays Principle and insolvency laws

At the Environmental Law Centre blog, Jason Unger writes about the "polluter pays principle" and its intersection with the economic challenges Alberta faces resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and low energy prices.

…it remains unclear how our society will uphold and promote the polluter pays principle, not only today and tomorrow but well into the future.

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