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Pembina Institute Input to Government of Alberta’s 2022 TIER Review (publication)

In Energy by Michael Rae

The Pembina Institute is thankful for the opportunity to participate in this review of the TIER Regulation, Alberta’s industrial carbon pricing system. Carbon pricing is at a critical juncture in Alberta, as Canada seeks to meet its net-zero commitments. Industrial carbon pricing systems are meant to concurrently reduce emissions while Read More at The Pembina Institute

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Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity Regulations (media release)

In Energy by Michael Rae

The Government of Canada has released a draft of its forthcoming Clean Electricity Regulations, the primary policy through which it intends to achieve a net-zero electricity grid in Canada by 2035. Successful design and implementation of this policy can support a reliable, affordable, and clean grid, which will underpin Canada’s Read More at The Pembina Institute

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New rules are coming for methane emissions in Canada. And not a moment too soon.

In Energy by Michael Rae

The federal government in Canada is in the process of developing new regulations on methane for the country’s oil and gas sector. The Pembina Institute, as part of a coalition of leading North American climate and energy organizations, has submitted recommendations, including two pivotal proposals: that the government implement new Read More at The Pembina Institute

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Achieving a Net-Zero Canadian Electricity Grid by 2035 (publication)

In Energy by Michael Rae

The Government of Canada has committed that, by 2035, the country’s electricity grid will produce net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This document sets out the Pembina Institute’s understanding of what constitutes a net-zero grid; the environmental, economic and social benefits net-zero electricity can offer to Canadians; and some of the key Read More at The Pembina Institute

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Pembina Institute response to AESO Net-Zero Emissions Pathways Report (publication)

In Energy by Michael Rae

The Pembina Institute’s considered analysis of the AESO’s report on pathways to a net-zero electricity grid in Alberta leads us to conclude that, with some innovation in renewable energy and battery storage technology, cooperation on interprovincial transmission, demand-side management, and energy efficiency, Alberta can play its part in meeting Canada’s Read More at The Pembina Institute

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Two options to implement federal oil and gas cap (media release)

In Energy by Michael Rae

The Government of Canada outlined two distinct options that it is considering to regulate and enforce a cap on emissions from the industry. The Pembina Institute supports each option in principle. In our more detailed evaluation over the coming weeks, we will indicate which option we believe can be implemented Read More at The Pembina Institute

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When it comes to home resiliency, Canada can’t afford to wait

In Energy by Michael Rae

We need to move beyond simply ‘building back better’ after extreme weather events strike and instead look at ways to make our cities and towns more resilient to the changing climate and corresponding economic realities. The building sector is the third largest contributor to carbon pollution in Canada. Heating is Read More at The Pembina Institute