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Gas pain? Time for some serious nozzle-gazing Blog

As the price of gas continues to fluctuate, drivers are feeling the pinch, and they're looking for someone to blame — be it the HST, the energy companies or political unrest in the Middle East. Many motorists are also calling for the government to step in and provide relief. Meanwhile, the Ontario government claims that if it reduces prices at the pump through tax decreases, energy companies will just jump in and inflate prices to fill the gap.

May 17, 2011
By Cherise Burda

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Solving the Puzzle Environmental responsibility in oilsands development

Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development outlines 19 specific solutions available to help the Alberta government adequately address the environmental impacts of oilsands operations.

April 28, 2011
By Jennifer Grant, Simon Dyer, Marc Huot, Danielle Droisch

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Moving forward with a transit plan for Toronto Blog

Lately it's been pretty quiet here in "Transit Nation." This may be the calm before the storm; surely any day now we will learn the fate of Mayor Ford's newest transit proposal. In advance of any final decision, Pembina has completed an analysis of the new plan, comparing how it stacks up against phase one of Transit City.

March 28, 2011
By Cherise Burda

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Pipeline to Nowhere? Uncertainty and unanswered questions on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

This report addresses several unanswered questions about the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. 

Dec. 16, 2010
By Nathan Lemphers

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Renewable Energy: FIT for Cities Making Renewable Energy a Priority

In the absence of provincial laws, municipal governments have the opportunity to spur renewable energy development within their region. The Renewable Energy: FIT for Cities fact sheet, part of the Making Renewable Energy a Priority series, describes how municipalities can implement FITs and gives examples from Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

Dec. 9, 2010
By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

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Putting a Price on Climate Pollution

Putting a Price on Climate Pollution explains how four key recommendations can make B.C.'s carbon tax more fair and effective.

This fact sheet is one of a three-part series that helps to illustrate a world where energy is less polluting, business thrives and jobs are plentiful.

Oct. 4, 2010
By Matt Horne, Josha MacNab

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Community-Owned Renewables Fact Sheet

Community-owned renewable energy facilities create local jobs and revenue with less environmental impacts than conventional energy options.

Sept. 27, 2010
By Dave Lovekin, Ryan Kilpatrick

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Landowners' Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta

This guide helps landowners, companies and government understand and explain wind energy in Alberta.

Sept. 16, 2010
By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson, Alex Doukas

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Toxic Liability How Albertans Could End Up Paying for Oilsands Mine Reclamation

The pace and scale of oilsands mining continues to increase in Alberta despite a poor understanding of the environmental liabilities: reclamation costs associated with cleaning up the environmental impacts created from mining. In Toxic Liability, the Pembina Institute has compiled the first public estimate of these liabilities, and it looks like Albertans could be left on the hook for the lion's share ($10 to $15 billion) of the cleanup bill.

Sept. 14, 2010
By Nathan Lemphers, Simon Dyer, Jennifer Grant

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Powering the Future Why Your Next Car Might Be Electric

In 20 years, one in every three vehicles on B.C.'s roads could be electric, but to get there we need governments to continue taking steps to ensure the right infrastructure and incentives are in place.

Sept. 13, 2010
By Katie Laufenberg, Jeremy Moorhouse, Emma Gilchrist

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