Environmental Law & Policy

Media Release

Pembina reacts to the results of the Alberta election

CALGARY — Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the outcome of the Alberta election:

“With this election, Albertans have voted for change — and that change includes improving Alberta’s environmental record and its approach to climate change.

“We support the Alberta NDP's commitments to invest in energy efficiency, and to phase out coal-fired electricity and replace it with cleaner sources. 

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Media Release

Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers

New report shows how success of multi-province energy strategy depends on addressing oilsands expansion plans, including west-to-east pipeline

QUEBEC CITY — As Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change, a new report from the Pembina Institute outlines key considerations and challenges for provincial discussions of a Canadian Energy Strategy.

The oilsands sector is Canada’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions. That means infrastructure proposals such as the Energy East pipeline have a significant impact on the federation’s ability to meet climate change objectives. for a multi-province strategy to be credible and effective, it must take the full emissions footprint of fossil fuel projects into account.

Crafting an Effective Canadian Energy Strategy reviews the progress some provinces have made to date with carbon pricing policies. The report provides recommendations for making the Canadian Energy Strategy effective, and for how the provinces can fill the leadership vacuum left by the federal government on climate change — including by reviving the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Read more about Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Alberta Energy Regulator Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC)
Position: 
Member & Alternate Delegate
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2015

Purpose

The AER Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC) has been established by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as a venue to receive information about and understand and verify the values, perspectives and interests of AER stakeholders in the context of regulatory changes. The MSEAC is not a formal board or AER committee. Its objective is to serve as a sounding board for the planning, implementation and evaluation of AER engagement related to regulatory development.  Read more about Call for Delegates: Alberta Energy Regulator Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative Stakeholder Workshop

Initiative: 
Penn Program on Regulation’s “Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative”
Position: 
Stakeholder Workshop Delegates (5)
Application Deadline: 
19 Mar 2015

University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) was selected by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) of Canada to lead a major, independent initiative defining and measuring regulatory excellence. Read more about Call for Delegates: Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative Stakeholder Workshop

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: ENGO Sector Members, AOPA Policy Advisory Group

Initiative: 
AOPA Policy Advisory Group
Position: 
ENGO Sector Members (2)
Application Deadline: 
9 Feb 2015

The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a multi-stakeholder body for policy issues related to the effective delivery of theAgricultural Operation Practices Act. The Policy Advisory Group was established under a May 2006 memorandum of understanding between Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Natural Resources Conservation Board. It is responsible for: Read more about Call for Delegates: ENGO Sector Members, AOPA Policy Advisory Group

Media Release

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

Calgary, Alberta (Nov 12, 2014)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) today announced a project that will provide the organization with the necessary tools and framework to become a best-in-class energy regulator.

Following a competitive bidding process, the AER selected the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation to undertake the best-in-class project.

The best-in-class project has three main objectives: Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

Call for Input

Public Consultation: Municipal Government Act

Initiative: 
Municipal Government Act Review
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2014

The Government of Alberta recently announced the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review. From the MGA Review website:

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the law under which all Alberta municipalities are empowered to shape their communities.

This legislation helps to define how our municipalities function, develop land, raise funds for things like services, and more. In other words, it is the guide to how Alberta municipalities operate.

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