Press Releases

Press Release: Saskatchewan’s climate change plan unacceptable

In December 2015, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) celebrated the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and wrote a letter to the Government of Saskatchewan outlining the steps our province would need to take in order to achieve our emission reduction obligations.

Press Release: SES calls for new oil pipeline safety measures

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is asking the provincial government to adopt major new initiatives to ensure the safety of oil pipelines in Saskatchewan. These initiatives would build upon and go far beyond the amendments to the provincial Pipelines Act announced last week by Hon. Dustin Duncan, Minister of Energy and Resources.

Press Release: Carbon taxation important source of revenue for innovation

The Saskatchewan Plan for Climate Change released yesterday outlines an approach to climate change that stresses innovation. The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is pleased to hear the Province intends to take the threat posed by climate change seriously, and supports innovation as one of the avenues through which Saskatchewan can work to achieve our fair share of the global emission targets.

Press Release: Carbon pricing opens opportunities

On October 5, 2016, the United Nations announced that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change had met the minimum requirements for entry-into-force; at least 55 countries accounting for 55% of the world’s emissions have formally joined the agreement resulting from COP21. On the same day, Canada voted to ratify the Paris Agreement, joining the United States, India, China, and 69 other countries.

Press Release: Can Gunnar clean-up move forward?

On Thursday, September 22, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a hearing in Ottawa to consider Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)’s request to lift the remaining “hold point” on the remediation project at the abandoned Gunnar uranium mine site. Gunnar, on the north shore of Lake Athabasca, was the site of an open-pit and underground mine and mill that produced uranium for the Government of Canada to supply to the United States atomic weapons program in the late 1950s and early 60s.

Press Release: SES Solar Co-op reveals first solar project in Saskatchewan

SES Solar Co-operative President Joe Schmutz and Shift Development Founder and CEO Curtis Olson announced today that the largest solar power installation built to date in the Saskatoon Light and Power district is now complete and just days away from powering up.

Press Release: 25 Acts of Energy Conservation 2016 Winners

Between March 21 and April 22, 2016, schools around Saskatchewan took on the challenge of saving energy, water, and reducing waste. Schools made videos, presentations, took photos, and submitted descriptions of what they did to be entered to win up to $1000 for their school.

Press Release: Two largest cities in SK urged to become carbon neutral

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is celebrating the signing of an international climate change agreement in New York today, and is encouraging Saskatchewan’s two largest cities to play a major leadership role in making the key principles of the climate agreement a reality in our province.