While Alberta, Ontario and Quebec move forward, BC’s carbon emissions are rising.
In an open letter to BC Premier Christy Clark, businesses and conservation groups argue that reducing carbon will benefit the economy.
The environmental costs of BC’s LNG boom have yet to be properly assessed, let alone addressed.
Governments should be concerned about economic risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, a report from Équiterre and Pembina finds.
It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking.
Ontario and British Columbia lead the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory.
If you believe that good democracy requires all voices to be fairly heard, speak out on June 4.
Changes announced in the recent federal budget make it easier for the federal government and industry to push through projects, and limit the ability of ordinary Canadian citizens to have a say in matters of national importance.
An interactive event exploring the various dimensions of oil-sands development in Northern Alberta, and their influence on our environment, economy and society.
Tomorrow environmental activists will gather in Ottawa to protest the Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada to the US. When I initially found out about the event I was excited and wanted to go. The reason why I will be at work tomorrow instead of Parliament Hill is because the risk of arrest was too high…
Calgary – Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are taking the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to court over its decision to grant Maxim Power Corp’s coal plant expansion interim approval without a public hearing. As the AUC itself made clear, the expedited approval was given in a blatant attempt to beat the federal government’s deadline for new […]
The federal Environment Minister’s “out of the blue” decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside, a Federal Court has determined.
Can a fossil fuel help us avoid the harmful effects of other fossil fuels? It’s a question that’s come up lately as natural gas is eyed as a cleaner alternative to oil and coal.
Can a fossil fuel help us avoid the harmful effects of other fossil fuels? It’s a question that’s come up lately as natural gas is eyed as a cleaner alternative…
Environmental groups recently went to Federal Court to fight for immediate protection of caribou habitat facing unchecked oil-sands development in northeastern Alberta.
GREEN JOBS. Pembina Institute’s new report, Reducing Pollution, Creating Jobs: The effects of climate policies on employment, finds that Canada’s governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by continuing with business as usual. “Renewable energy [and energy efficiency] is the pro-job (more labour intensive) choice, creating more direct jobs than fossil fuel alternatives [including carbon capture and storage]. The federal government’s economic stimulus funding for infrastructure could have created nearly three times as many jobs if it had been invested entirely in clean energy” … Germany created 300,000 jobs in 10 years with solar and renewable energy.
Toronto – The subway extension proposed by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would provide less service per dollar invested than the existing light rail rapid transit plan for Toronto, and wouldn’t deliver transit service to the communities that need it most, according to a comparison of Toronto’s transit options released today by the Pembina Institute.
Cancun – The UN climate talks have ended in Cancun and leading experts from diverse organizations in Canada have responded as follows: