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Conservatives Re-Re-Re-announcement on renewable fuels not fooling anyone

Without strong regulations on the Tar Sands and other large industrial polluters, no plan to fight climate change will be effective

Introduced first by the Federal Liberals a decade ago, using ‘renewable’ fuels as part of a wider plan to address climate change is not a new or novel idea.

If fact, today’s announcement is just a re-re-re-announcement of a very small step. Read more about Conservatives Re-Re-Re-announcement on renewable fuels not fooling anyone

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"Stop sabotaging climate action!"

Tar Sands protest at the Canadian High Commission marks Minister’s visit

 

LONDON – This morning a group of campaigners protested outside the Canadian High Commission in London, to mark the visit of Ron Liepert, Alberta’s Energy Minister. The minister is here to lobby on behalf of the Province of Alberta’s Tar Sands industry, and encourage Europe to get more involved in what has been dubbed the world’s most destructive project. Read more about "Stop sabotaging climate action!"

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Pembina Reacts: Genesee III coal power plant must deliver on promise to offset greenhouse gas emissions

EDMONTON, AB — Simon Dyer, policy director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Utilities Commission decision to deny Capital Power's application to remove greenhouse gas reduction commitments associated with the Genesee III coal power plant.

The Pembina Institute, as a member of the Clean Energy Coalition, had opposed the application. Read more about Pembina Reacts: Genesee III coal power plant must deliver on promise to offset greenhouse gas emissions

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Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Jan 31 2011 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Refugee movements are forced by and cause a host of environmental issues. Displacement by climate impacts is likely to be an ongoing issue for both the developed and developing world. Immigration policies and laws around environmental refugees are typically lacking. This presentation will discuss environmental refugees and climate change. Issues that will be canvassed include environmental justice and the current law and policy in Canada related to environmental refugees. Read more about Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Location

Law Centre 237A
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):

"This report raises some fundamental questions about the government's longstanding policy of waiting for the U.S. before implementing strong climate policies in Canada. Read more about Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

REGINA — A Saskatchewan family has demanded a full public investigation of documented problems on its Weyburn property, located on top of a Cenovus Energy carbon capture and storage site, in light of independent research that indicates unnaturally high levels of CO2 in the area’s soil.

Cameron and Jane Kerr first noticed changes in surface water and well water on their property in 2004, one year after CO2 injections in the area began, and reported these incidents to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. Read more about Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

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Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun. Read more about Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

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Pembina reacts as Canada again ranks near last on climate change performance index

Matthew Bramley, director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the annual Climate Change Performance Index, in which Canada finished in 54th place of the 57 countries evaluated:

Read more about Pembina reacts as Canada again ranks near last on climate change performance index

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Climate talks in Cancun: there is still time for Canadian leadership

CANCUN, MEXICO — As the first week of United Nations climate talks in Cancun draws to a close, the stage is set for the arrival of political representatives to open the high-level portion of the negotiations.

Despite a rocky start for the government of Canada, which collected three Fossil of the Day awards on the first day of the talks, the remaining negotiations offer opportunities for Canada to step up and rebuild some climate credibility. Read more about Climate talks in Cancun: there is still time for Canadian leadership

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