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Capital Power and broken promises

The Pembina Institute's Chris Severson-Baker posts on Capital Power's application to renege on a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions at their Genesee 3 coal-fired power plant. The commitment was part of the original approval to build the power plant.

…allowing companies to renege on environmental commitments made at public hearings once projects are operating would be set a dangerous precedent and completely undermine the credibility of the Alberta approvals process.

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Capital Power breaks a key promise to Albertans

Capital Power trying to ‘wish away’ its progressive 2001 public hearing commitment in favor of simple compliance

EDMONTON, AB — Environmental groups and landowners have joined forces to block Capital Power's bid to remove a legal requirement that it offset 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions that are released from the Genesee 3 coal power plant. Read more about Capital Power breaks a key promise to Albertans

Pembina reacts to proposed future federal coal regulations

OTTAWA, ON — Marlo Raynolds, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Jim Prentice of future federal regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity:

“Minister Prentice’s commitment in principle to put an end to conventional coal-fired electricity is very welcome. A continued reliance on conventional coal would make achieving adequate greenhouse gas reductions in Canada virtually impossible. Read more about Pembina reacts to proposed future federal coal regulations

CPANS Luncheon Seminar: Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants

Sep 25 2009 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants: On January 1, 2011, all coal-fired power plants in Alberta will be required to have a control program in place designed to capture 70% of the mercury emissions. This presentation will provide an overview of the program developed by the utilities to ensure that the regulatory deadline is met. Read more about CPANS Luncheon Seminar: Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants

Location

U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room (upstairs, right)
11435 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton , AB

Short Course in Stable Gas Isotopes in Groundwater

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
From: Mary Griffiths, Pembina InstituteThe following course may be of interest to some people living in rural Alberta.Dr. Karlis Muehlenbachs at the University of Alberta, who does isotopic analysis on gas from water samples taken under Alberta Environment's baseline water well testing program and for complaint investigations, has arranged for a short course on isotopic analysis. It will be given by an international expert, as described below.

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