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Navigating Energy Transitions: IISD webinar

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:19
This webinar will unpack key findings from IISD’s report, outlining barriers to energy transitions, and highlight solutions to overcome such challenges. Additionally, it will provide Canadian policy-makers and financial institutions with information on how they can navigate the current energy crisis, while maintaining ambition to limit warming to 1.5°C. Jan Gorski, Director of the Pembina Institute's oil and gas program, joins the expert panel.

Urban Delivery Solutions Initiative Impact Report (publication)

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 03:55
Goals and regulations are coming in to require more electric vehicles, and the Urban Delivery Solutions Initiative partners have been actively involved in helping Canada achieve the targets by developing and informing recommendations to the federal government and by building resources and tools for businesses and fleet operators. Our impact report outlines the work we've done in the last year.

Understanding changes to Alberta’s industrial carbon pricing system (publication)

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 08:47
The federal and provincial governments recently concluded negotiations on strengthening and updating carbon pricing systems across the country. In December 2022, the Government of Alberta provided details about the updates to its Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) regulation. Having reviewed those details, the Pembina Institute is pleased to see some updates to TIER that will strengthen the signal for companies to invest in emissions reductions.

Lion Electric leading the transition to zero-emission vehicles (blog)

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 09:28
Lion Electric, the Quebec-based zero-emission vehicles manufacturer, have put 700 battery-powered electric school buses across North America. The school bus is the perfect vehicle for electrification, with short daily distances, a standard route with regular breaks, and overwhelming health benefits and cost savings.

Lion Electric leading the transition to zero-emissions vehicles (blog)

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 09:28
Lion Electric, the Quebec-based zero-emission vehicles manufacturer, have put 700 battery-powered electric school buses across North America. The school bus is the perfect vehicle for electrification, with short daily distances, a standard route with regular breaks, and overwhelming health benefits and cost savings.

Canada needs a better approach to net-zero home renovations

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:39
In order to maximize the potential benefits of a Green Buildings Strategy, actions need to be taken to improve the design and administration of green building incentive programs at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to ensure they are realistic and align with what building and homeowners need to complete effective deep retrofits. There are a number of issues that, if left unaddressed, will put Canada at risk of fumbling this opportunity and failing to meet its net-zero commitments.

Soon, the world looks set to need much less oil (blog)

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 15:46
Our recent report, The future of oil in the energy transition, finds that global demand for oil is likely to plateau and decline before the end of this decade. The report’s author Janetta McKenzie, Senior Analyst at the Pembina Institute, explains what this finding is based on, and what it should mean for Canada’s business and political decisionmakers.

Electric vehicle sales mandate critical to lowering emissions from transportation (media release)

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 07:19
The federal government’s electric vehicle (EV) sales mandate will boost the supply of zero-emission passenger vehicles, lower transportation emissions and free drivers from the volatility of gas prices at the pump.

Electricity report misses affordable and reliable opportunities to meet Ontarians’ energy needs (media release)

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 14:11
Carolyn Kim, Senior Director for Communities and Decarbonization at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) net-zero grid analysis, released today.

The future of oil in the energy transition (publication)

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 03:00
New report from the Pembina Institute find that, for the first time, a range of oil demand scenarios — including those created by industry, international organizations, and research institutes — project that, if the current pace of climate policy action continues, global demand for oil will peak before 2030 and decline steadily afterwards.

Three takeaways on gender and energy transition from COP27 (blog)

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 10:44
The Pembina Institute hosted a roundtable at the Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 14, 2022. The roundtable, Women Leading Energy, brought together a diverse group of Canadian speakers and stakeholders with a shared interest in placing equity at the centre of decision-making in today’s and future energy systems.

New B.C. mandate letters send right signal on climate action (media release)

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:51
The Pembina Institute responds to the new ministerial mandate letters for the B.C. cabinet.

NWT Energy Action Plan lacking Indigenous focus (media release)

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:42
Dave Lovekin, Program Director for Renewables in Remote Communities at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) release of the 2022 to 2025 Energy Action Plan.

Global momentum on clean electricity keeps building (blog)

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 12:33
Binnu Jeyakumar, director of the Pembina Institute’s clean electricity program, attended COP27 in Egypt this month. Here she reflects on the momentum she witnessed at the conference, and what Canada’s priorities should be on electricity in the year ahead.

Renewable energy target raised to match corporate purchasing enthusiasm (blog)

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 07:13
When the Business Renewables Centre-Canada was founded in 2019, we set what we thought was an ambitious goal of securing two gigawatts worth of corporate renewable energy deals by 2025. That’s enough energy to power 640,000 homes. Companies in Alberta put their backs into it, and in May 2022, they cleared the target – three years ahead of schedule. So this time we’ve set a target five times higher – 10 GW by 2030.

Strengthened carbon pricing in Canada key milestone (media release)

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 12:28
The Pembina Institute issued the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s announcement that recent federal-provincial negotiations on updates to strengthen and improve Canada’s carbon pricing systems have concluded.

From pledge to progress on methane emissions reduction (blog)

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 03:54
With its announcement of new proposed regulations to significantly lower methane emissions at COP27, Canada is now recognized as a global leader on this issue and a driving force behind the Global Methane Pledge.

Regulating Gas in B.C. to Achieve 2030 and 2050 Climate Goals (publication)

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 07:13
Renewable gaseous fuels, including biomethane and low-carbon hydrogen, are anticipated to play a role in B.C.’s long-term decarbonization, but their origin, end-uses and level of prominence in the long-term provincial energy mix are uncertain. In order for B.C. to meet the commitments laid out in the Roadmap to 2030, FortisBC Energy, the province’s main natural gas utility, will need to present a renewed vision for its business model.

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