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

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 about Pembina Institute recognized for convening businesses and communities around climate action

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

Location

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 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

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

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