The U.S. aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 as part of its new commitment to the Paris climate agreement, President Joe Biden announced Thursday.
A polar vortex brought bitterly cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest this week, but thanks to the sunny weather through this cold snap, Darryl Zubot of Alberta, Canada was cosy and warm inside his house without needing to fire up a furnace.
Complex projects — such as deep retrofits of multi-unit residential buildings — can be even more challenging, often resulting in delays and frustration for everyone involved.
Amid the thrust and parry of election season, British Columbians might have been confused by the seeming agreement of the three major political parties on a critical issue.
The Green Budget Coalition, of which Pembina Institute is a member, is calling on Canada’s governing parties to support an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that creates jobs while accelerating Canada’s responses to climate and biodiversity crises.
Protecting the health of British Columbians, building a resilient economy, and taking strong action on climate change are different pieces of the same puzzle. As B.C. and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are increasingly looking to put the clean economy and job growth at the centre of recovery efforts.
The time is now to invest in a healthier, more resilient future that leaves no one behind.
July 2020. The Department of Energy announces that TC Legend Homes wins a Housing Innovation Award in the sub 3000 square feet (sf) custom-home category. The house is located in Everson, Washington State.
Preparing our homes and buildings for the new climate and energy reality is a multi-decade megaproject. Deep retrofits will make our existing buildings healthier, safer, and less polluting, and create jobs in every part of Canada. As we rebuild the economy, we need to equip the workforce with the skills required to handle the coming wave of retrofit projects.
According to the Pembina Institute, the B.C. government should ensure that economic relief and stimulus programs enhance and accelerate progress toward the vision and goals of the province’s climate plan, CleanBC.
Today, the Pembina Institute released Rebuilding a Resilient B.C., an action plan for investing in jobs and better health and well-being for British Columbians.