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In the Shadow of the Boom How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy

This report looks at the extent to which oilsands production and exports are affecting Canada’s economy, and explores the longer-term economic implications of increased reliance on oilsands expansion to support economic growth and generate public revenue.

May 30, 2012
By Nathan Lemphers, Dan Woynillowicz

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Drivers’ Choice Options to manage gridlock and fund rapid transit in the GTA

This report investigates a variety of policy options designed to reduce the growing rate of congestion in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and/or to help finance construction of rapid transit in the region. It presents a poll of drivers in the GTA, and explores in-depth some of the policy options offered in the survey.

April 21, 2012
By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

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Responsible Action? An assessment of Alberta's greenhouse gas policies

This report provides a detailed evaluation of Alberta's current regulations and financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and identifies key opportunities for the Government of Alberta to strengthen its approach to climate change.

Dec. 16, 2011
By Simon Dyer, Matthew Bramley, Marc Huot, Matt Horne

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Pembina Institute comments on Canada’s proposed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide from Coal-­Fired Generation of Electricity Regulations

Pembina Institute's comments and recommendations for Canada's proposed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations.

Oct. 26, 2011
By Tim Weis, P.J. Partington, Matt Horne

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Pembina Foundation Annual Report 2010

Selected highlights of the projects supported by The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education in 2010, as well as a summary of the foundation's 2010 Financial Statements and a list of supporters.

Oct. 5, 2011
By Barb Bundt

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Oilsands and climate change How Canada's oilsands are standing in the way of effective climate action

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline issued by the U.S. Department of State overlooked key information and context on greenhouse gas emission management in Canada. 

This fact sheet and briefing note aim to supplement the dialogue by providing key information on oilsands emissions growth, future oilsands intensity improvements, and the climate policies in effect in Canada at the provincial and federal levels.

Sept. 16, 2011
By Marc Huot, Nathan Lemphers, Lindsay Fischer

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Shale gas in British Columbia Risks to B.C.'s water resources

In a pursuit to uncover the relevance of the current regulatory environment in the province for water use and disposal in the oil and gas industry for shale gas extraction, this report shows that, in many cases, B.C.'s current approach to resource management and environmental protection are not adequate to deal with new pressures introduced by the anticipated pace of shale gas development. 

Sept. 14, 2011
By Matt Horne, Karen Campbell

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Shale gas in British Columbia Risks to B.C.'s climate action objectives

This report provides an overview of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by British Columbia's natural gas sector. It estimates that the anticipated emissions in 2020, accounting for current and proposed climate action policies as well as the anticipated shift to shale gas, could well exceed the province's goals as promised under its Climate Action Plan. 

Sept. 14, 2011
By Matt Horne

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Behind the Switch Pricing Ontario electricity options

Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options examines how scaling back Ontario's plans to develop renewable energy would affect electricity prices, using an integrated energy system simulator to compare two main scenarios.

July 6, 2011
By Tim Weis, P.J. Partington

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Canada's main sources of greenhouse gas emissions 2009

The sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada based on the most recent data, for 2009 and compared to 1990.

June 3, 2011
By Matthew Bramley

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