Based on new comprehensive modelling, Alberta's methane regulations released today will allow oil and gas companies to release far greater volumes of harmful methane pollution than if they followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
The Government of Alberta expects to achieve significant reductions in methane emissions through carbon pricing policies, but there are significant uncertainties and gaps in the regulations. This policy brief explains the problems and provides suggestions to ensure there is a meaningful price on methane emissions in Alberta's carbon pricing system.
Bill 66 will amend the Planning Act to give municipalities unprecedented powers to create a new type of zoning bylaw, called an “open-for-business planning” tool. What do these sweeping amendments in Bill 66 mean? Here are the top concerns that Ontarians need to know about.
The Pembina Institute is pleased to see the release of the federal standards mandating an accelerated, nationwide phase-out of coal-fired power by the end of December 2029.
Our research indicates that a meaningful effort and focus is needed to improve relationships and create new opportunities between utilities and Indigenous power proponents.
While only a single 27 page document, the Agreement is complex and nuanced, and for the past three years, negotiators have been defining the path to implementing it. These talks will culminate in Poland with the adoption of the rulebook.
The climate plan, however, leaves some critical questions unanswered, particularly with respect to preparing our existing homes and buildings for the clean future.
Ecojustice, Georgia Strait Alliance, Pembina Institute, and West Coast Environmental Law are delighted that a permanent, expert climate watchdog will be charged with holding the province to account for reaching its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
We are extremely disappointed to see the Ontario government break its campaign promise to protect Ontario’s environment by announcing new loopholes that would open up the Greenbelt to development.
Arc’teryx, Climate Smart Businesses, Innergex Renewable Energy, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Vancity are welcoming B.C.’s new climate plan as a bold step toward securing a prosperous, low carbon future.
From zero-emission vehicles to low-carbon buildings, B.C. is once again shining a LED lamp on the way forward for Canada.
This puts B.C. on a path to getting 75 per cent of the way to our 2030 target for reducing carbon pollution.
Today, the British Columbia government will release its new climate and clean growth plan.
Pembina Institute available for comment at COP24 - UN Climate Change conference in Poland (media release)
Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director, and Binnu Jeyakumar, clean energy director at the Pembina Institute will be attending the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, and will be available for comment.
Today, the Ontario government released a climate plan that lacks a clear path to reduce our carbon pollution and ensure a clean, healthy, and safe environment. The plan weakens Ontario’s carbon pollution reduction targets by 27 per cent.
This could create over 10,000 sustainable jobs across B.C. and generate $4–8 billion in economic growth.
Equitable access to transportation is a backbone of strong, sustainable communities.
Congestion pricing in Toronto should stay on the table as a tool to reduce congestion and air pollution (media release)
A road toll on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway would largely impact commuters with incomes above the median, meaning that concerns about lower-income commuters being disproportionately affected need not take this effective solution off the table.
This report summarizes the presentations of the 2018 Alberta Climate Summit.