Energy

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

Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

From Ecojustice:

Thermal coal is a 19th century fuel that has no place in 2019.

So why is a massive Canadian coal mine expansion on the table?

Thermal coal is the dirtiest form of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. It’s toxic for human health and disastrous for the climate.

Despite this, mining company Coalspur wants to expand its Vista thermal coal mine, located in Alberta, to double or even triple its current planned capacity to extract thermal coal. If this happens, up to 15 million tonnes of coal could be extracted every year for export to coal plants overseas.

To put this into context, the greenhouse gas emissions, from burning that amount of coal, would be equal to the total annual emissions from more than 7 million cars.

With the help of supporters like you, Ecojustice has confronted dirty coal projects in the past. Now, on behalf of the Keepers of the Water and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, we’re calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to show climate leadership by ordering an environmental assessment of the Vista mine expansion. Read more about Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

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

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