Highlights / Pembina

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

COP-24: What accomplishments?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) has ended in Katowice, Poland. In attendance was Binnu Jeyakumar, Director of Clean Energy at Pembina Institute »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Move more cargo by bike in Toronto, group recommends

© Pembina Institute Traffic congestion is a big problem in Canada’s largest city and could be relieved by moving cargo by bicycle, concludes a report by the energy think tank, Pembina Institute. It could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other »

Environment & Animal Life

LNG projects would make climate targets virtually unattainable: report

The province of British Columbia has approved two liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects but the Pembina Institute found that if they go ahead, they would emit enough carbon pollution to make it virtually impossible to meet 2050 climate change targets. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Green building jobs surge in British Columbia

The construction of green buildings is creating more jobs in the western province of British Columbia and a policy research group is calling on the government there to ensure the sector continues to grow. The Pembina Institute says the number »

Environment & Animal Life

Report flags freight emissions as threat to Paris climate goals

Increasing freight means increasing greenhouse gas emissions and that could be “a major roadblock” to Canada’s pledge in the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, according to the Pembina Institute. The energy think-tank prepared a report focusing on emissions from »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Draft rules would oblige petroleum industry to cut methane

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the Canadian government has taken a step toward reducing emissions of it in the oil and gas industry. Draft regulations released yesterday would result in a 45 per cent drop by 2025. Environment »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Thumbs up for plan to set a clean fuel standard

The Pembina Institute applauds the government of Canada’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  by setting a clean fuel standard. This would apply to fuels used in transportation, in homes and buildings, and in industry. A standard would be set to decrease »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Phase out coal faster, save lives, urges think-tank

The energy think-tank, Pembina Institute is urging the province of Alberta to speed up its promised phase-out of coal-fired electricity plants. The government vows to shut down the 18 plants by 2030. But the institute says doing so faster could »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Environmentalists call B.C. climate plan a failure

The western province of British Columbia (B.C.) released a “Climate Leadership Plan” which environmentalists have panned. A government-appointed team spent six months studying climate change mitigation but many of its key recommendations were rejected. Activist and government-appointed advisor Tzeporah Berman »

Society

Small-scale housing recommended for Toronto

Housing prices in the city of Toronto are among the highest in Canada, and it’s time to create more small, affordable homes in central neighbourhoods, says the Pembina Institute, a clean-energy think-tank. This would also stem the outflow of young »