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Canada's main sources of greenhouse gas emissions

This backgrounder outlines, in table format, the sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada based on the most recent data, for 2008 and compared to 1990. Emissions are shown for each economic sector, such as electricity, oil and gas, cars and trucks, buildings and agriculture.

Sept. 2, 2010
By P.J. Partington, Matthew Bramley

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OSEC submission against Total Joslyn North Mine Application

The Oilsands Environmental Coalition filed a submission calling on the Joint Review Panel to reject Total E&P Canada's Joslyn North Mine Project application.

Aug. 27, 2010
By Pembina Institute et al.

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The Pembina Foundation Annual Report 2009

This report features projects supported by The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education in 2009, a summary of the foundation's 2009 financial statements, and a list of supporters.

Aug. 23, 2010
By Barb Bundt

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Bridging the Gulf Changing the way Ontarians commute

Bridging the Gulf highlights the connection between the choices made by commuters in Ontario, and the negative impacts of oil extraction in North America in light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ongoing ecological impacts from oilsands development. It focuses exclusively on personal transportation — how Ontarians get around every day — and presents five key actions to reduce oil demand based on policy changes that are already underway in the province.

Aug. 19, 2010
By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines, Alison Bailie

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Ontario's Green Energy Plan 2.0 Choosing 21st Century Energy Options

This Renewable is Doable report outlines how Ontario could save money by replacing the retiring Pickering nuclear station with green energy options.

Aug. 10, 2010
By Renewable Is Doable Group, Tim Weis

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Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies How communities in the global south are coping with climate change

Five international case studies show how communities in the global south are adapting to climate change. The case studies focus on:

• Drought-affected communities in Kenya
• Chronic food insecurity in Zimbabwe
• Adapting agriculture to extreme weather in Bolivia
• Environmental stress and risk assessment in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• National Adaptation Plans of Action in Malawi and Niger

July 30, 2010
By Paul Cobb

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Canadian Oilsands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Facts in Perspective

This briefing note outlines key information about greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oilsands today and in the future. Recent attention to the issue of greenhouse gases in Canada and the U.S. prompted the Pembina Institute to outline key issues in more detail.

July 30, 2010
By Marc Huot, Danielle Droitsch, P.J. Partington

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Comments on Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations Governing Passenger Automobiles and Light Trucks - Revised July 2010

Pembina's analysis finds the proposed federal regulations for tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles and light trucks may have little to no effect on reducing climate change pollution.

July 29, 2010
By Matthew Bramley, P.J. Partington

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Northern Lifeblood Empowering Northern Leaders to Protect the Mackenzie River Basin

This report, Northern Lifeblood — Empowering Northern Leaders to Protect the Mackenzie River Basin from the Risks of Oilsands Development, investigates current and future threats to the Mackenzie River Basin, including the risks associated with the 170 square kilometres of toxic tailings lakes in the Athabasca watershed. The report also details opportunities for both northern leaders and the federal government to proactively protect northern waters.

July 21, 2010
By Jennifer Grant, Simon Dyer, Nathan Lemphers, Jennifer Dagg

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How Do Two Pipelines Stack Up? The Mackenzie Gas Project and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

A chart comparing the review processes for the Mackenzie Gas Project and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

June 29, 2010
By Karen Campbell

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