Energy

The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

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AWA Talk: Time for Radical Change – Advocacy to Make the Impossible Possible

Sep 14 2016 - 1:00am

With Dr. Joe Vipond

Learn about the Alberta Coal-Phase Out Campaign and its success. The multi-pronged campaign created a shift in thinking among policy makers, and included health groups, conservation and social justice groups. Will this campaign model ways for conservation to lead the conversation?

  • Talk starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Tickets: $5.00
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Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

Aug 31 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector.

As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta’s Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. Read more about Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

Location

Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue NW
T5T 4V4 Edmonton , AB

Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Jul 20 2016 - 11:30pm to Jul 21 2016 - 2:30am

Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will hold its first open houses to gather input from Albertans.

Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions. Read more about Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Location

The Heart
Robbins Health Learning Centre MacEwan — University City Centre Campus (10910 104 Avenue NW)
Edmonton , AB

Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Jul 18 2016 - 11:30pm to Jul 19 2016 - 2:30am

Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will hold its first open houses to gather input from Albertans.

Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions. Read more about Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Location

Energy Environment and Experimental Learning Building
3115 32 Avenue NW (University of Calgary)
Calgary , AB

Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Initiative: 
Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel
Deadline: 
30 Sep 2016

From the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website:

Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan includes a commitment to reinvest all revenue from the carbon levy into Alberta's economy, including $645 million over 5 years to Energy Efficiency Alberta. Investment in energy efficiency and community energy system programs will help to reduce energy use and associated costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and support green jobs for:

  • families
  • small businesses
  • building owners
  • industries
  • farmers
  • community organizations
  • non-profits
  • municipalities

Government has created a panel to advise the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. The Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will make recommendations on the types of energy savings programs that Energy Efficiency Alberta can start to deliver in the short and medium-term, as well as help set out a long-term vision.

The Panel seeking input from stakeholders, Indigenous communities and interested Albertans on how to promote energy efficiency and community energy systems across Alberta.

Visit the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website to read the Discussion Document and submit your comments. Read more about Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

Bill 20 includes the framework for a carbon levy in Alberta

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to climate change legislation being introduced in the Alberta Legislature.

“Today’s introduction of legislation to implement the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan is a momentous occasion. For far too long plans to address climate change have been about talk. Now we are seeing action. Read more about Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

Pembina reacts to Bill 18

New Act is intended to ensure independent environmental monitoring

EDMONTON — Andrew Read, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the introduction of Bill 18 today in the Alberta Legislature. Read more about Pembina reacts to Bill 18

Call for Committee Members – Methane Reduction Oversight Committee, AER

Initiative: 
Methane Reduction Oversight Committee
Position: 
ENGO Representative

Alberta has developed a new strategy on climate change, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. The Climate Leadership Plan includes a target to reduce methane in Alberta by 45 percent of 2014 emissions by 2025. Alberta Energy is leading the overall methane reduction work, with the implementation of new methane standards being led by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).  Read more about Call for Committee Members – Methane Reduction Oversight Committee, AER

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