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Items tagged: Pembina Institute

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New report recommends federal policies for low-carbon buildings

October 12, 2017 -

The Pembina Institute and Équiterre have released a blueprint for how the federal government can rapidly implement the buildings strategy laid out in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. According to the report, homes and buildings represent nearly 12 per cent of the country’s...

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Coalition calls for low-carbon transformation

August 15, 2017 -

Leading building and energy professionals are urging the federal government to prioritize swift action to make Canada’s homes and buildings ultra energy-efficient and low-carbon in discussions between federal, provincial, and territorial energy ministers. For the first time since the adoption of...

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Murray leaves Ontario cabinet, joins Pembina Institute

July 31, 2017 -

Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto...

Categories: News, Ontario

Most opposition to light rail based on process: report

March 15, 2017 -

A new report from the Pembina Institute shows that most opponents to new light rail projects in Ontario aren’t opposed to rapid transit in general, but actually take issue with the process and how decisions are made. Best practices like engaging early, being transparent, and working closely with developers...

Categories: News, Ontario

Groups call for Alberta renewables commitment

October 24, 2016 -

A dozen renewable energy companies, industry associations and think-tanks are urging the Alberta government to solidify its commitment to having renewables supply at least 30 per cent of the province’s electricity by 2030. Today, they released an open letter calling on Premier Rachel Notley, Minister...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Video: Commuters As Zombies

May 2, 2013 -

Video footage released by the Pembina Institute suggests there are zombies commuting in the greater Toronto region. The video shows zombies waiting for the bus for up to 45 minutes in communities underserved by transit, while others appear to be trapped in gridlock on the region’s congested highways. “It’s...

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Economy v Environment?

December 10, 2009 -

Alberta-based think tank Canada West Foundation (CWF) has issued a critique of the recently released Pembina Institute/David Suzuki Foundation study on climate change. The joint study, Climate Leadership, Economic Prosperity, found that with strong federal and provincial government policies (much...

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