Climate Change

Pembina reacts to 2016-17 Alberta Budget

EDMONTON — Simon Dyer, Alberta director, Pembina Institute made the following comments following today’s release of the 2016-17 Alberta Budget.

“Today’s budget shows the government is acting on its promise to make Alberta a climate change leader. It is smart policy to use some of the new revenue generated by Alberta’s carbon levy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

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Grants in Gear

Deadline: 
6 May 2016

Environmental Projects to be awarded up to $100,000 through Grants in Gear Program

The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental (formerly Summerhill Impact)  to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear, for a third year. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian non-profits, entrepreneurial groups and municipal/regional governmental bodies. Read more about Grants in Gear

Pembina reacts to national climate declaration

VANCOUVER — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change unveiled today:

“We are pleased to see governments announce a climate change declaration for Canada, as promised during the federal election and at the UN meetings in Paris. This kind of comprehensive framework is necessary for Canada to hit its existing climate change targets and to secure deeper pollution reductions by mid-century.

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Call for Input: Provincial transit engagement

Initiative: 
Provincial transit engagement
Deadline: 
29 Apr 2016

From the Alberta Government website:

Have your say about Alberta’s new provincial transit strategy.

As Alberta’s economy and population grows, public transportation provides safe, accessible, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation options to connect Albertans to work, recreation, services and each other.

The Alberta government is committed to hearing about the transportation needs of Albertans living in rural and urban communities across the province. This information will help provide a better understanding of the varying public transportation issues, challenges and opportunities. Read more about Call for Input: Provincial transit engagement

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Deadline: 
28 Mar 2016

The City of Edmonton and Alberta Ecotrust are partnering to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton’s borders is a shared responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, citizens can learn about Edmonton’s environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in their community, and apply for a grant to help get ideas off the ground. Read more about EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Feb 20 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

A 638 square foot garage with an additional 638 square feet of living space, designed to emit no greenhouse gases from operations and be net zero renewably powered on an annual basis, this building demonstrates the future of smart grid- integrated design, featuring electric car charging, a solar wall, air-to-water heat pump, and thermal storage. Read more about Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Location

10822 123 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Alberta ENGOs Strategic Engagement with Alberta Energy Regulator

Initiative: 
Alberta ENGOs Strategic Engagement with Alberta Energy Regulator
Position: 
Up to twelve (12) Alberta ENGOs
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2016

The AER is single regulator of energy development in Alberta—from application and exploration, to construction and development, to abandonment, reclamation, and remediation. This responsibility includes environmental elements related to energy development that were previously held by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). Read more about Alberta ENGOs Strategic Engagement with Alberta Energy Regulator

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Feb 10 2016 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Feb 11 2016 - 1:00am to 2:00am

From the City of Edmonton website:

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of neighbourhood projects include:

  • Walking school bus
  • Installation of solar panels on a community facility
  • Tool-lending library

You must attend one of the learning sessions to apply for the grants.

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Location

City of Edmonton Knowledge Centre, 2nd Floor HSBC Building
10250 101 Street NW (attached to the City Centre Mall West)
Edmonton , AB

Pembina reacts to federal climate test principles

OTTAWA — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to additional review principles for fossil fuel projects unveiled by Minister McKenna and Minister Carr today:

“We welcome the five principles unveiled today by the federal government to address deficiencies in the existing review process for fossil fuel projects. These principles demonstrate that Ottawa is committed to improving the ways in which fossil fuel infrastructure is evaluated. The requirement to consider direct and upstream carbon pollution in regulatory reviews acknowledges a long-standing deficiency in Canada’s regulatory framework for fossil fuel projects.

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