Climate Change

Canada-California clean transportation agreement is a win for drivers and industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the federal government’s transportation agreement with California

OTTAWA— Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of the Canada-California transportation MOU:

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions Conference Series: Apply now to present or host a booth

The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) is excited to publicly announce our Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions conference series that we will be co-hosting with four Alberta Friendship Centres in October 2019. 

Want to get involved in our four Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions Conferences?

Apply to present or host a booth

Federal carbon pricing backstop in Alberta is fair, effective, and will drive competitiveness

Pembina Institute reacts to federal announcement on carbon pricing backstop

EDMONTON — Duncan Kenyon, Alberta Regional Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government announcement regarding pricing pollution in Alberta:

“Because action on climate change is a shared responsibility, and no province should be exempt from acting, we are pleased the federal government is moving forward on its promise to apply carbon pricing and rebates in Alberta in response to the Government of Alberta’s decision to repeal the Climate Leadership Act. 

A made-in-Canada climate plan can’t rely on outsourcing the solution

By Simon Dyer

Published in The Hill Times (June 5, 2019).

Any political party serious about governing in Canada and sincere about slowing climate change will put forward a climate plan designed to rapidly and significantly drive down greenhouse gas emissions here at home to improve the lives of Canadians and honour our international commitments.

What’s more, given the incredible economic opportunity that decarbonizing presents, that climate plan will be fair (by including carbon pricing that internalizes the costs of this pollutant), it will reduce emissions now (as opposed to years from now when new technologies are operationalized), and through investment in renewable energy and innovation it will position our industry as competitive in a low-carbon economy and our nation as a purveyor of the cleanest energy (yes, including cleaner oilsands exports) in the world.

Read the full Op-Ed on the Pembina Institute website

STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

CALGARY, May 23, 2019 — Premier Jason Kenney tabled legislation yesterday to scrap Alberta’s carbon tax as of May 30. The legislation removes the consumer levy, as well as the tax on facilities producing less than 100,000 tonnes of carbon per year.

Barry Robinson, lawyer for Ecojustice, made the following statement:

Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

Joint letter on the future of energy efficiency in Alberta

A joint letter from 15 Alberta community and environmental groups is urging the provincial government to implement meaningful energy efficiency policies and programs. 

Energy efficiency is common sense, says the letter. Supporting energy efficiency in Alberta creates jobs, invests in our communities and businesses and maintains opportunities for Albertans to save money. Not only does energy efficiency make fiscal sense, it is an achievable approach to reduce our province’s emissions.

A Green New Deal for All

Jun 19 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

From Eventbrite:

The Leap and Friends are hitting the road to build a wave of popular support behind the Green New Deal in Canada

About this Event

Join us at the Edmonton tour stop of A Green New Deal for All! Doors open at 6:30pm. Event starts at 7:00pm.

Speakers and performers include Emily Riddle, Stephen Buhler with The Leap's Avi Lewis and Batul Gulamhusein.

We'll hear about:

Location

Robertson-Wesley United Church
10209 123 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Green New Deal Town Hall

May 18 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

This event is one of many Green New Deal town halls being held in communities across the country in May 2019. The conversation is being led from the ground up through town halls bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss our vision for a new economy -- one that cuts global warming pollution, implements the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, creates millions of green jobs, and makes sure no one gets left behind.. The input from these town halls will be used to inform a vision for a Green New Deal for all.

Location

Ritchie Community League
7727 98 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

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