Publications

Petition for Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Projects Impact Assessment

March 16, 2022 — SES signed a Nature Saskatchewan petition for the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Projects to become a designated project under Impact Assessment Act.

Save the Swales

2021 — SES wrote weekly social media posts about the Northeast and Small Swales as part of a knowledge mobilization campaign.

25 Recommendations for GHG Emissions Reduction in SK

November 4, 2021 — Letter, including 25 recommendations, to Premier Moe and Environment Minister Kaeding on reducing GHG emissions in SK

Press Release: 25 recommendations to help the SK government triple its climate ambition

November 9, 2021 — SES has presented the provincial government with 25 recommendations on how deeper emission cuts can be achieved in the decade ahead, focusing on electricity generation, transportation, buildings, heavy industry, the oil and gas sector, and protected areas. SES’s recommendations also contain proposed rural initiatives and collaborative opportunities with Regina and Saskatoon.

Energy & Employment in a Low-GHG Emitting Economy

October 2021 — A review of job prospects based on the effects of moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy for electricity generation predict that the overall net number of jobs would increase.

SES’s Nuclear Energy Policy

June 2021  — SES’s updated position on nuclear energy in Saskatchewan.

Position on the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Dispute

May 27, 2021 — SES’s position on the Line 5 oil pipeline dispute.

Press Release: Analysis says SK can have a carbon-neutral electrical grid by 2040

April 27, 2021 — SES’s NEW report, Carbon-Zero Electricity in Saskatchewan, examines and updates the analysis and recommendations from the 2013 report and considers how close SaskPower has come to meeting those recommendations.

Carbon-Free Electricity in Saskatchewan

April 27, 2021 — SES Report examines and updates the analysis and recommendations from our 2013 report, Yes They Can: A 2020 Vision for SaskPower

Unleashing Regina’s Renewable, Energy-Efficient Economy

February 2021 — Roundtable summary report of a virtual gathering in December 2020 in which 35 leaders identified ways to advance Regina’s local energy efficiency, net-zero building and renewable energy sectors.

Saskatchewan Low Carbon Stories

2019 — A series of innovative stories and videos from businesses, organizations, communities, and farms in rural and small town Saskatchewan that are making changes that are good for the climate and good for their bottom line.

Through the Decades: 1996-2019

Publication: 50 Years of Environmental Protection

Through The Decades: 1970-1995

Publication: The 1st 25 Years of SES (1970-1995)

Cluff Lake Tailings: Critical Reflection

June 2020 — SES Report: Decommissioning Cluff Lake Tailings Management Area: A Critical Reflection

Press Release: Environmental Initiatives in the Federal Throne Speech Offer Opportunities for Saskatchewan

September 25, 2020 — The Saskatchewan Environmental Society welcomes several of the Government of Canada’s Throne Speech commitments on the environment.

Ask Your Candidates: Provincial Edition

Questions about climate change to ask the candidates in your constituency leading up to the 2020 provincial election.

Ask Your Candidates: Saskatoon Edition

Questions about climate change to ask the candidates in your municipal ward leading up to Saskatoon’s 2020 election. 

Press Release: Conservation group says provincial irrigation plan needs comprehensive assessment

July 29, 2020 — The Saskatchewan Environmental Society says a new Saskatchewan irrigation plan needs an Environmental Assessment to ensure that the project does not negatively impact our most precious resource: water.

Press Release: SES will join in the defense of the carbon tax before the Supreme Court of Canada

March 2, 2020 — The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is joining many other organizations in arguing that the Government of Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional and should be upheld. The case will be heard later this month at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Letter expressing concern about SK’s increased oil production targets

February 12, 2020 — SES letter expressing concern about increased oil production targets by Saskatchewan’s provincial government.

Press Release: New location for publicly accessible solar-powered electric vehicle

January 27, 2020 — The Renewable Rides team unveiled the new permanent location for a solar-powered electric vehicle in a public car-share, in the Brainsport parking lot in Saskatoon. This is the first of its kind in Canada: a car-share program, with electric vehicles, powered by 100% solar energy, available to all.

Press Release: 50 years of environmental action in Saskatchewan

January 8, 2020 — SES has been the organization working on environmental issues in the province for the past 50 years.

NE Swale Highway Letter

October 2, 2019 — Letter to the Minister of Highways regarding the importance of protecting the Northeast Swale between Saskatoon and Aberdeen as detailed planning is done on a perimeter highway route that will serve the Saskatoon area.

Response to Saskatoon’s Low Emissions Community Plan

August 2019 — SES response to the Low Emissions Community Plan prepared by the City of Saskatoon

Comments on Cluff Lake Licence Renewal

April 2019 — Comments on Orano Canada Inc.’s application for the renewal of the uranium mine decommissioning licence for the Cluff Lake project.

Press Release: Provincial action on UN Biodiversity Report urgently needed

May 8, 2019 — SES is calling on the Saskatchewan government to act upon the recommendations in a United Nations report on the status of biodiversity and ecological services released on Monday.

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

August 2020 — SES Backgrounder (Updated): Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Report Card on the SK government’s GHG Reduction Plans

December 2018 — SES assessment of the Saskatchewan government’s greenhouse gas reduction plans

Observed Effects of Climate Change in the Global Community

December 2018 — Factsheet about the observed effects of climate change in the global community

Early Warning Signs of Climate Change in SK

December 2018 — Factsheet about the early signs of climate change in Saskatchewan

Recommendations from “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

December 2018 — One to two-page excerpts from the SES Report: “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

“Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

December 2018 — SES Report: “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough (SES’s response to the Saskatchewan government’s climate change plan)

Press Release: “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

December 13, 2018 — In a newly released publication, “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough, SES analyzes the Saskatchewan government’s plans for greenhouse gas emission reduction in every sector of the Saskatchewan economy. 

Why Should I Reduce My Emissions and How? (Infographic)

Part 4/4: Infographic about reducing your personal greenhouse gas emissions

What does Canada’s Carbon Pricing Backstop Mean for You? (Infographic)

Part 3/4: Infographic about how Canada’s carbon pricing backstop applies to you

What is Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan? (Infographic)

Part 2/4: Infographic about Canada’s carbon pricing plan

What is Carbon Pricing? (Infographic)

Part 1/4: Infographic about carbon pricing in a Saskatchewan context

24 Questions to Fortune Minerals

September 12, 2018 — SES letter to Fortune Minerals, including 24 questions regarding the proposed metal processing facility

Support of Regina’s Renewable City Strategy

October 10, 2018 — SES letter of support, re: City of Regina Renewable City Strategy. Regina Council unanimously passed the motion on October 29, 2018.

Findings from Farmland Drainage Roundtable Initiative

June 7, 2018 — Report: “Call To Action:” Findings from Farmland Drainage Roundtable Initiative

Response to the SK Ministry of Environment on Prairie Resilience

March 2018 — Written Comments to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment on the Prairie Resilience Document