Economics

Boosting electric vehicle production could stimulate Canada’s economy

New report from the Pembina Institute and the International Council on Clean Transportation shows potential in Canada’s light and heavy duty electric vehicle production industry

TORONTO — To future-proof Canada’s auto industry and ensure the country holds its position as a top global auto producer, targeted policy support to enable a shift to electric vehicle production is critical, according to Power Play: Canada’s role in the electric vehicle transition, a new report from the Pembina Institute and the International Council on Clean Transportation.  Read more about Boosting electric vehicle production could stimulate Canada’s economy

Green Stimulus: Principles and recommendations for a 2020 economic stimulus package

The Pembina Institute has published their recommendations for a green economic stimulus package. In the publication, Pembina identifies four principles that are "integral to a stimulus response that ensures the future resilience of our economy":

  1. Priority should be given to funding that supports employment opportunities that are resilient to future economic shocks and disruption as the world seeks to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
  2. Investments that support the development of industries and businesses producing low- and zero-carbon goods and services should be prioritized to grow the foundation for Canada’s low-carbon economy and secure our domestic supply chain.
  3. Investments in industry should incent decarbonization efforts that go beyond existing regulatory requirements.
  4. Where possible, all stimulus and relief decisions should be made through the lens of Canada’s ability to meet its climate commitments.

While financial relief for impacted Canadians should be immediate and widereaching, economic stimulus interventions, if designed with climate and economic resilience in mind, represent an extraordinary opportunity to simultaneously boost the economy in the short term and make a down payment on a prosperous, resilient future.

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Staying the course on carbon pricing sends strong investment signal

Pembina Institute reacts to scheduled increase of national price on pollution

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the scheduled increase of the federal carbon price going into effect today: Read more about Staying the course on carbon pricing sends strong investment signal

Beyond This of That: Building New Energy Narratives

Sep 25 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30am

In a conversation dominated by polarizing voices during a week of global discussion about climate change, Alberta Ecotrust invites industry, nonprofit and government leaders to explore new energy narratives that highlight both innovation and collaboration.

From Alberta Ecotrust: Read more about Beyond This of That: Building New Energy Narratives

Location

Officers’ Mess Room, 2nd Floor
Fort Calgary
Calgary , AB

SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture entitled:

Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Carbon pricing is set to be a major issue as Canada heads into the federal election. Yet, while almost everyone has an opinion on it, few understand how carbon pricing works as a climate mitigation tool and even fewer have a working understanding of the legislative framework. This session is designed to help attendees more fully understand the carbon pricing in Canada. It will explain the economic theory of carbon pricing and the experience with carbon pricing around the world; explore the different carbon pricing systems Canadian provinces have put in place; explain the details of the Pan Canadian carbon pricing framework, including the carbon pricing benchmark and backstop; and, examine the constitutional issues at play. The session will end with a Q & A period for registered participants. Read more about SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall (MFH), Faculty of Law University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

Federal carbon pricing backstop in Alberta is fair, effective, and will drive competitiveness

Pembina Institute reacts to federal announcement on carbon pricing backstop

EDMONTON — Duncan Kenyon, Alberta Regional Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government announcement regarding pricing pollution in Alberta:

“Because action on climate change is a shared responsibility, and no province should be exempt from acting, we are pleased the federal government is moving forward on its promise to apply carbon pricing and rebates in Alberta in response to the Government of Alberta’s decision to repeal the Climate Leadership Act.  Read more about Federal carbon pricing backstop in Alberta is fair, effective, and will drive competitiveness

Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Pembina Institute reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision

CALGARY – JODI MCNEILL, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's Decision on the Redwater legal case:

"The Supreme Court of Canada has prioritized paying clean up costs before creditors when extractive companies go bankrupt. This outcome reinforces the growing understanding that polluters are responsible for their clean up obligations. Read more about Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

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