Energy

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

Power Shift in Remote Communities

Jul 11 2019 - 11:00am

Remote Indigenous communities in Canada overwhelmingly rely on diesel fuel for heating and electricity generation. Clean energy projects in these communities are more likely to succeed with strong and coordinated support from governments, utilities, regulators, and industry.

The Pembina Institute presents a webinar on the current policy context for remote community-led clean energy projects in Canada. We'll release a new report card assessing the policy environment in each province and territory. Read more about Power Shift in Remote Communities

Location

Webinar

Webinar - Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development 2019 Spring Reports

Apr 4 2019 - 11:30am

The webinar is an opportunity to ask the Commissioner questions about the findings of her audits of:

Aquatic Invasive Species. This audit focused on whether Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency implemented adequate measures to prevent aquatic invasive species from becoming established in Canadian waters. We examined their activities to prevent introductions, to detect and respond to invasions, and to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Read more about Webinar - Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development 2019 Spring Reports

Op-Ed: Look for energy-industry solutions, not scapegoats

By Simon Dyer

Published in Edmonton Journal (March 15, 2019)

Energy markets are changing and so is our climate. These are not just facts, they are the lived experience of Albertans dealing with a downturn that feels different this time — and the fires, smoke and floods that have come to define our summers.

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Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

New online tool allows anyone to assess the impact of energy policy ideas on addressing Alberta’s carbon pollution

CALGARY — In the lead up to the provincial election, Alberta’s energy future is a highly charged topic. To make good choices, Albertans require credible, non-partisan information. Read more about Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

Pembina Institute outlines how parties vying to lead Alberta can play a leadership role in a rapidly changing energy future

EDMONTON — Thanks to a strong history as an energy leader, Alberta is well-positioned to lead the charge in a new energy reality. In our new publication, Energy Policy Leadership in Alberta, the Pembina Institute has identified policy areas where parties vying to form the next Government of Alberta can play a leadership role in helping our province prosper in a rapidly shifting energy future. Read more about A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

Public Presentation: Mixing Water, Oil and Gas

Mar 9 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

From the Council of Canadians website:

Did you know that millions of litres of fresh water are being extracted from Western Canada and made permanently unuseable? The Red Deer and Area Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to the free public presentation “Mixing Water, Oil and Gas” about fresh water extraction from our rivers, lakes and aquifers for unconventional oil and gas development. Hear from guest speaker Dr. David Sauchyn, the Director of the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative at the University of Regina, and from people in central Alberta who will share their stories about the dangerous natural gas extraction method known as “fracking.” Read more about Public Presentation: Mixing Water, Oil and Gas

Location

The Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer , AB

Job Opportunity: Community Programs Coordinator, Environment Lethbridge

Position: 
Community Programs Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

From the job description on the Environment Lethbridge website:

Environment Lethbridge is a nonprofit organization that works to encourage community action towards sustainability. Our three key focus areas are waste reduction, food sustainability and climate change and energy. Learn more about Environment Lethbridge on our website: www.environmentlethbridge.ca Read more about Job Opportunity: Community Programs Coordinator, Environment Lethbridge

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