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Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Research supporting Indigenous–utility partnerships and power purchase agreements

From the Pembina Institute website:

This report, funded by both the Pembina Foundation and Canada’s Mitacs Accelerate Program, examines strategies for enhancing collaboration and partnership between Indigenous power proponents and utilities and territorial / federal governments. The research is focused on remote Indigenous communities in the three territories. It highlights significant barriers that restrict meaningful and respectful partnerships, are delaying and blocking Independent power production policies and are impeding fair power purchase rates. It suggests solutions for supporting Indigenous-led renewable energy projects and shifting the paradigm so that Indigenous communities, businesses and governments have more prospects to explore and development renewable energy projects on their lands. Read more about Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Action Alert

Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

Sign THE petition!

If you support solar – but not in the river valley, call or email your city councilor and the mayor to let them know. Want to do more? Contact ERVCC to find out how you can lend a hand to our campaign. Still more? Attend and speak at the public hearing on the rezoning (date TBC) this spring. Read more about Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

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Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

May 12 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on

“Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity”

Rudiger Tscherning will be the presenter with discussion to follow. Read more about Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

Location

Room 3360, Murray Fraser Hall (MFH)
University of Calgary (Faculty of Law)
Calgary , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

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.”

Read more about The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target
Media Releases & Op-eds

Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Report from health associations and Pembina Institute outlines health benefits of a quick end to burning coal

CALGARY — Speeding the rate of the coal phase-out would benefit Albertans’ health and would even save lives, according to a joint report from the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment,the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT, and the Asthma Society of Canada. Read more about Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Event

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
Read more about AWA Talk: Time for Radical Change – Advocacy to Make the Impossible Possible>

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Call for Input

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

Media Releases & Op-eds

Pembina reacts to recent spate of misinformation over power prices in Alberta

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to just some of the editorials, articles and reports released in recent days that contain misleading information about the future of electricity prices in Alberta. Read more about Pembina reacts to recent spate of misinformation over power prices in Alberta

Call for Input

Public Notice Amisk Hydroelectric Project — Participant Funding Available for Environmental Assessment

Initiative: 
Amisk Hydroelectric Project
Deadline: 
2 May 2016

March 24, 2016—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available to assist the public and Indigenous groups in participating in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Amisk Hydroelectric Project in northwestern Alberta.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to participate in the environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement, and preparing for and participating in the public hearing. Read more about Public Notice Amisk Hydroelectric Project — Participant Funding Available for Environmental Assessment

Event

Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Apr 1 2016 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Municipal Councils, residents and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. This will be an opportunity to learn about alternative energy and available funding for municipalities, as well as participate in a regional discussion about the role of alternative energy in our communities. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Location

Springfield School
7701 99 Street (North End, on the East side of the river)
Peace River , AB

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