BC lags behind other provinces on climate action

While Alberta, Ontario and Quebec move forward, BC’s carbon emissions are rising. Continue reading BC lags behind other provinces on climate action

Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

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 […] Continue reading Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720

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. Continue reading Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720

Rob Ford’s subway plan not in Toronto’s best interest: Pembina Institute

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. Continue reading Rob Ford’s subway plan not in Toronto’s best interest: Pembina Institute