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New job postings at the Pembina Institute

In case you missed it over the holidays, the Pembina Institute has posted four new employment opportunities:

  • Technical and Policy Analyst, Oilsands Program (Calgary)
  • Full-time Communications Lead (Calgary)
  • Fund Development Manager (Toronto)
  • Assistant Editor/Producer Multi-media —Contract Position (Edmonton)
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Event

SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Jan 26 2012 - 2:00am

A panel discussion with designers and builders.

Free refreshments. Free discussion.

Are net zero energy houses really net zero? Northern Alberta has at least eight net zero homes. Some of them have been in operation for two years. We now have some preliminary data. Are our energy performance modeling tools sufficiently accurate? What more do we need to do to optimize the design? What improvements are possible? What new technologies are becoming available? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is bringing together a distinguished panel of builders and designers to look at how we are doing and where we are headed in our quest to build completely self sufficient buildings in our Northern climate. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments

CALGARY — In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets. Read more about New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments

Call for Input

Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has announced a consultation initiative to potentially revise the AUC's application process for wind turbine development in Alberta.  The Commission is seeking to determining if there are differences between wind-power generation projects and other energy generation projects that may require a different regulatory approach.

See announcement:

http://www.auc.ab.ca/news-room/bulletins/Bulletins/2011/Bulletin%202011-25.pdf Read more about Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Media Release

Pembina reacts to outcome of energy ministers' meeting in Kananaskis

KANANASKIS — Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to the communiqué and action plan on developing a national energy framework released at the conclusion of the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta: Read more about Pembina reacts to outcome of energy ministers' meeting in Kananaskis

Media Release

Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production

OTTAWA — Some common government and industry assumptions about the role of natural gas in combating climate change do not hold up to scrutiny, according to an in-depth study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute. Read more about Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

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