Oil Sands

Event

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Offsets in the Oilsands Industry

Sep 10 2009 (All day)

Ganesh Doluweera, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Systems at the University of Calgary, will speak about carbon offsets in the oilsands industry with a focus on cogeneration.Carey Booth from the City of Calgary will speak briefly about the Low Carbon Future Summit being held on September 18th.Kim Kiel with Alberta Ecotrust will present on their River Rally event to be held in Devon at the end of the month. Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Offsets in the Oilsands Industry

Media Release

Will Saskatchewan Oil Sands be a Carbon Copy of Alberta’s Mistakes?

Comprehensive new report outlines risks of poorly managed oil sands development and proposes a new approach
Saskatoon — Oil sands development in Saskatchewan should be paused immediately so that appropriate planning and regulatory processes can be put in place before further development occurs, says a report released today by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) in conjunction with the Pembina Institute and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. The report, Carbon Copy: Preventing Oil Sands Fever in Saskatchewan, outlines key steps that would be required to ensure any oil sands development proceeds responsibly.  

Read more about Will Saskatchewan Oil Sands be a Carbon Copy of Alberta’s Mistakes?

Event

Climate Action Camp: It's Time to Defend the Planet

Aug 28 2009 - 6:00am to Aug 30 2009 - 6:00am

This is the first of 4-6 climate camps that Greenpeace will be organizing across the country in the lead-up to Copenhagen. If you have members in or near Alberta would appreciate any help circulating the call out.

August 28th – 30th (Friday-Sunday)
Edmonton, Alberta
Register Today!!!

Everyday, people feel the worsening effects of climate change as the world’s temperature continues to rise. Our leaders have done little to nothing, leaving the planet undefended against the worsening effects of climate change. Read more about Climate Action Camp: It's Time to Defend the Planet

Location

near Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

“These reports reaffirm that producing and burning oil from the oil sands results in up to 45 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions relative to some sources of conventional crude oil. Read more about Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Media Release

Clearing the Air of Oil Sands Myths

Pembina Institute Distributes Facts to Key Decision Makers in Canada and the U.S.

On June 4, 2009, the Pembina Institute distributed copies of a new resource, Clearing the Air on Oil Sands Myths, to key Canadian and U.S. decision makers. It identifies a growing body of oil sands “spin” from federal and Alberta politicians and the oil sands industry. Read more about Clearing the Air of Oil Sands Myths

Media Release

Groundwater use in oil sands "unsustainable" — Natural Resources Canada sponsored report

National report cites critical need for more monitoring and stronger laws for "out of sight out of mind" resource

As federal hearings begin on oil sands and water today, a national report released today by the Council of Canadian Academies points out that groundwater use in the oil sands region is unsustainable. The report, commissioned by National Resources Canada, focuses on groundwater issues across Canada and evaluates current and emerging issues for groundwater protection. Over 90 percent of rural Albertans rely on groundwater resources. Read more about Groundwater use in oil sands "unsustainable" — Natural Resources Canada sponsored report

Event

Tar Sands Public Meeting with Linda Duncan MP

May 13 2009 - 1:00am
Linda Duncan will host a public meeting to talk about the impact of tar sands developments on the environment and First Nations. Linda has invited Chief Allan Adams of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Chief Francois Paulette, Elder Spokesman for the Smiths Landing First Nation and former Grand Chief of Treaty Eight, to speak to the meeting and take questions and comments. All are welcome! Read more about Tar Sands Public Meeting with Linda Duncan MP

Location

TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton , AB

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