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Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Sep 23 2010 - 1:00am

with Hunter Lovins

2 Great Opportunities to Discover:

  • Options for meeting our current electricity challenges
  • The business case for climate protection
  • How Alberta can lead the way in energy solutions

ConocoPhillips Theatre in the Glenbow Museum
4:00 pm September 21
MC - Gary Holden, CEO of Enmax
$20 - Coffee reception to follow

Mac Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary
7:00 pm September 22
$10 (or pay-as-you-can at the door; seating is limited) Read more about Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

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MacEwan Ballroom
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Event

Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Sep 21 2010 - 10:00pm

with Hunter Lovins


2 Great Opportunities to Discover:

  • Options for meeting our current electricity challenges
  • The business case for climate protection
  • How Alberta can lead the way in energy solutions
Read more about Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta>

Location

ConocoPhillips Theatre
Glenbow Museum
Calgary , AB
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Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Facts in Perspective

This briefing note outlines key information about greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oil sands today and in the future. Recent attention to the issue of greenhouse gases in Canada and the U.S. prompted the Pembina Institute to outline key issues in more detail. Read more about Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Media Release

Sierra Club Canada calls on Canadian Chamber of Commerce to back action on climate change

OTTAWA – Today, Sierra Club Canada wrote to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce asking it to withdraw the template letter it recently distributed to its members. Chamber members were asked to send the letter to Senators urging them to oppose Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act. The letter is a classic example of doublespeak. While it claims "we must respond to climate change," it suggests Canada do it by developing our energy sector. In other words, vote against science-based emissions targets because we must expand oil, gas, coal and the tar sands. Read more about Sierra Club Canada calls on Canadian Chamber of Commerce to back action on climate change

Media Release

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

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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

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Pembina Reacts to Canada’s financial support for climate action in developing countries

OTTAWA, ON — Clare Demerse, Associate Director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Jim Prentice of $400 million in “fast start” climate financing. Under the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord, developed countries agreed to provide US$30 billion in financial support for climate adaptation and emission reductions in developing countries from 2010 to 2012:

“We’re delighted to see the government announce today that it will provide Canada’s fair share of financial support for climate action in poorer countries for 2010.

 

“Providing timely and adequate ‘fast start’ financing is essential to building trust and making progress towards a strong international climate deal, both at this week’s G8 and G20 summits and at the UN talks.

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David Keith on climate solutions & the Pembina Institute

As part of their 25th Anniversary celebration, the Pembina Institue has been posting interviews with prominent Albertans and Canadians. In their latest video, University of Calgary environmental scientsit Dr. David Keith speaks on climate change & climate solutions.

…we need to convince our fellow citizens that it is morally & physically unacceptable to use atmosphere as free waste dump for carbon. And at this point, the politics really aren't the issue, and the politicians aren't the fault.

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New federal climate plan admits minimal action on emissions

Matthew Bramley, Climate Change Director of the Pembina Institute, critiques Environment Canada's recently released annual Climate Change Plan:

Sadly, this report confirms that the Harper government is neither implementing nor planning to implement any policies to substantially reduce Canada's greenhouse gas pollution. In the face of urgent calls for action coming from the world's most authoritative scientific bodies and ambitious policies in some of Canada's peer countries, this shows an astonishing failure to grasp what's at stake.

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