New report documents clash between rising oilsands emissions and Canada’s climate commitments

Pembina Institute recommends measures to halt rising emissions and decarbonize the oilsands sector


Image of oil sands plant stacks

Photo: Fort McMurray, Alberta - Operation Arctic Shadow by Kris Krüg shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license | cropped from original

CALGARY — In a new report, the Pembina Institute documents the overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oilsands, the conflict with the country’s 2030 and 2050 climate commitments, and how governments and industry can help ensure the sector remains competitive as it improves carbon performance.  Read More

Lead the Energy Transition

Feb 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From the Solar Alberta website:

Alberta has abundant natural and renewable energy resources, but who is taking the lead in the renewables sector as we move towards a more diversified economy? Read More


Cenovus Learning Common - Room #2909
100 College Boulevard (Red Deer College)
Red Deer , AB

Cenovus shows companies are willing to accept more stringent climate policies

Pembina Institute reacts to Cenovus Energy Inc. announcement of new climate targets

CALGARY — BENJAMIN ISRAEL, SENIOR ANALYST at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to an announcement by Cenovus Energy Inc.: Read More

Economic analysis finds clean energy future is cheaper than gas: Pembina Institute

Solar, wind, battery storage, energy efficiency and demand flexibility are reliable replacement for coal

CALGARY — Paired with battery storage and energy efficiency, electricity from solar and wind is now capable of generating electricity with the same reliability and lower cost than gas plants, even in Alberta where natural gas is relatively inexpensive. Read More

Pembina Institute recognized for convening businesses and communities around climate action

Pembina Institute receives top awards from Canada’s Clean50

TORONTO — Two flagship projects launched by the Pembina Institute were honoured today as recipients of the 2020 Canada’s Clean50 Top Project award. The Business Coalition for a Clean Economy and the Alberta Narratives Project are among 20 projects receiving the award.  Read More

Green Regs ‘n’ Ham: Where to from here?

Oct 24 2019 - 7:15am to 9:00am

Environmental liabilities and diminished credit facilities: 
Insolvency, environmental obligations & the impact of the Redwater decision

Alberta has a crisis on its hands. A mountain, of Everest-sized proportions, of environmental obligations exists across the Alberta landscape. Read More


Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

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


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


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


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