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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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2003 Ontario Environment Handbook

This handbook provides an overview of the key environmental issues in Ontario in 2003 for decision-makers, the media and the public. The handbook consists of an introduction and seven chapters dealing with specific issues (Air Quality; Water; Urban Sprawl and Smart Growth; Municpal and Hazardous Waste Management; Electricity and Energy; Forestry and Parks; and Governance).

Oct. 1, 2003
By Mark S. Winfield

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A Closer Look at Costs Facing the Climate Challenge: Economics Fact Sheet

"A Closer Look at Costs" examines the latest research on the economic impacts and opportunities of reducing GHG emissions and adapting to climate change.

Nov. 25, 2009
By P.J. Partington, Matthew Bramley

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A Comparison of Combustion Technologies for Electricity Generation 2006 Update

This report updates the Pembina Institute's 2001 publication A Comparison of Combustion Technologies for Electricity Generation, republished in 2004 as Appendix 4 in Power for the Future: Towards A Sustainable Electricity System in Ontario.

Dec. 6, 2006
By Rich Wong, Ed Whittingham

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A Comparison of Current Government Action on Climate Change in the U.S. and Canada

This report examines measures implemented by governments in the U.S. and Canada to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all the major source categories, with the exception of agriculture. The report aims to capture as many as possible of the leading initiatives implemented in the U.S. at both federal and state levels, and to compare these to the initiatives implemented in Canada at both the federal level and in the five provinces that account for 89% of Canada's GHG emissions — Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

May 17, 2002
By Matthew Bramley

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A Costly Diagnosis Subsidizing coal power with Albertans' health

Alberta burns more coal for electricity than the rest of Canada combined. Unfortunately, coal produces more pollution than any other source of electricity. This report explores the full costs — including the health and climate impacts — of this "cheap" source of power for Alberta, and makes policy recommendations that could help the province transition to viable, healthier alternatives. 

March 26, 2013
By Tim Weis, Noah Farber, Kristi Anderson, Farrah Khan, Beth Nanni, Benjamin Thibault

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