Pembina institute

What Will West Coast Climate Leaders Accomplish?

Originally published on the ECOreport On June 1, 2016, the governors of Washington, Oregon, and California joined British Columbia’s Environment Minister and representatives from six West Coast cities in the Borgia Room of San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel, to sign what history may show was a key milestone in the … [continued]

Questioning Canada’s Fossil Fuel Emissions

Originally published on the ECOreport. In a recent interview with the ECOreport, Simon Fraser University Climate Scientist Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding the oil sands and building new pipelines as “delusional.” There is only a finite amount of carbon we can … [continued]

Poll Says Albertans Want Clean Energy

Alberta is Stephen Harper’s home province, home to the oil sands, and uses more coal-fired electricity than all the rest of Canada combined. With oil prices dropping to $40 a barrel, people in Calgary and Fort McMurray are losing their jobs. This is not where one would expect much support for … [continued]

Has The Under2 MoU Changed Anything?

Originally published on the ECOreport. Are the drought conditions spreading throughout the West Coast connected to climate transformation? States of emergency have been declared in California, Washington, and parts of Oregon. Though British Columbia has not experienced this, a recent computer simulation predicted 80% of its glaciers could disappear over … [continued]