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Call for Input

Public Comments Invited: Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project
Deadline: 
23 Dec 2013

From the CEAA website:

…the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project, located in Alberta. To assist in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read more about Public Comments Invited: Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project

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Tim Flannery on climate change and energy transition in Alberta

Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) has posted video of Tim Flannery's recent talk in Calgary— part of the Low Carbon Leadership Speaker Series sponsored by ABCD & Clean Energy Canada. From the Alberta Climate Dialogue website:

Tim Flannery is the Chief of the Australian Climate Council, a new non-governmental organization providing information about the science of climate change. His books includeThe Future Eaters and the New York Times bestseller The Weather Makers—widely regarded as one of the pivotal public works on climate change.

In a candid conversation with Bob Page (Director of the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability at the University of Calgary and former chairman of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy), Flannery shared successes and lessons from his nation’s experience in transitioning to a lower-carbon economy.

Read more about Tim Flannery on climate change and energy transition in Alberta>

Event

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more about AEN Fall Meetings 2013

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Come Hell & High Water

Nov 27 2013 - 2:00am

Managing Hydro-Climate Change in a Rapidly Changing West

with Robert Sandford

Warming temperatures are accelerating the rate and manner in which water moves through the global hydrological cycle. In this presentation an internationally respected expert on water-related climate policy explains what recent flooding in Alberta tells us about what we have to do differently to enhance human resilience to accelerating hydro-climatic change in the Canadian West Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Come Hell & High Water

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Funding Opportunity

EcoAction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
1 Nov 2013

Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.

The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. Read more about EcoAction Community Funding Program

Event

Tar Sands Healing Walk

Jul 5 2013 - 6:00am to Jul 6 2013 - 6:00am

The Healing Walk started in 2010 in Fort McMurray Alberta, which is located in the Northern Boreal Forest. Fort McMurray is in Treaty 8 where for the past 50 years there has been oil extraction. Initially the extraction was oil, it is now crude which is a much heavier form of oil and takes more energy and water to extract, making it one if the dirtiest oils on the planet. Read more about Tar Sands Healing Walk

Location

Crane Lake Park Fort McMurray , AB
Media Release

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Edmonton — Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, and one year after Alison Redford won a majority government, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today. Read more about Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Electricity Framework Review Project Team, Clean Air Strategic Alliance

Initiative: 
Electricity Framework Review Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Members (4 delegates)
Application Deadline: 
22 Apr 2013

On March 27, 2013 Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board approved the project charter for the 2013 Electricity Framework Review. Sectors have been asked to re-confirm past delegates and select new delegates (as needed) for a project team.

The project charter has been distributed with this delegate selection notice.

The goal of the Electricity Project Team from the project charter: Read more about Call for Delegates: Electricity Framework Review Project Team, Clean Air Strategic Alliance

Media Release

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

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