Energy

Pending approval of new oilsands mine cause for concern

Pembina Institute and Ecojustice react to Joint Review Panel recommendation to approve new oilsands mine

CALGARY – Environmental law group Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are concerned about the potential climate impacts of the Teck Resources’ Frontier oilsands open pit mine, following the release of a Joint Review Panel report today that recommends its approval.

Despite finding that the mine would have significant adverse impacts on the environment – including the irreversible loss of 14,000 hectares of wetlands – the Panel concluded that those impacts are justified and that the project is in the public interest. Moreover, despite previous legal precedent, the Panel failed to recognize the adverse climate impacts or explain why the emissions impacts of this project are not significant. Read more about Pending approval of new oilsands mine cause for concern

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Pincher Creek

Oct 25 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
or apply for our Champions Sponsorship to attend for free

Teachings, food, music, and swag included!

Register online via Eventbrite Read more about Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Pincher Creek

Location

Napi Friendship Association
622 Charlotte Street
T0K1W0 Pincher Creek , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Slave Lake

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
or apply for our Champions Sponsorship to attend for free

Teachings, food, music, and swag included!

Register online via Eventbrite Read more about Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Slave Lake

Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre Society
416 6 Avenue NE
T0G 2A2 Slave Lake , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Edson

Oct 10 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
or apply for our Champions Sponsorship to attend for free

Teachings, food, music, and swag included!

Register online via Eventbrite Read more about Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Edson

Location

Edson Friendship Centre
13 - 5023 3 Avenue
T7E1X7 Edson , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Bonnyville

Oct 5 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
or apply for our Champions Sponsorship to attend for free

Teachings, food, music, and swag included!

Register online via Eventbrite Read more about Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Bonnyville

Location

ACFA Régionale Bonnyville
4904 50 Street
T9N 2G5 Bonnyville , AB

Output-based carbon pricing system incentivizes innovation, provides certainty for industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the publication of final standards for heavy emitters under the federal pollution pricing plan

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement about putting a price on pollution for industry: Read more about Output-based carbon pricing system incentivizes innovation, provides certainty for industry

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions Conference Series: Apply now to present or host a booth

The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) is excited to publicly announce our Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions conference series that we will be co-hosting with four Alberta Friendship Centres in October 2019. 

Want to get involved in our four Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions Conferences?

Apply to present or host a booth Read more about Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions Conference Series: Apply now to present or host a booth

STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

CALGARY, May 23, 2019 — Premier Jason Kenney tabled legislation yesterday to scrap Alberta’s carbon tax as of May 30. The legislation removes the consumer levy, as well as the tax on facilities producing less than 100,000 tonnes of carbon per year.

Barry Robinson, lawyer for Ecojustice, made the following statement: Read more about STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

Joint letter on the future of energy efficiency in Alberta

A joint letter from 15 Alberta community and environmental groups is urging the provincial government to implement meaningful energy efficiency policies and programs. 

Energy efficiency is common sense, says the letter. Supporting energy efficiency in Alberta creates jobs, invests in our communities and businesses and maintains opportunities for Albertans to save money. Not only does energy efficiency make fiscal sense, it is an achievable approach to reduce our province’s emissions. Read more about Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

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