Alberta Energy

Can New Panel Help Diversify Alberta's Energy Industry?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has struck a panel to advise it on the best way to upgrade its energy industry. Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Bo...

Alberta Should Make The Sustainable Development Goals Their Own

Mel Wilson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta
Mel Wilson

Alberta ought to use an internationally recognized and vetted sustainability framework and vocabulary to measure and communicate its sustainability performance to the world, rather than yet another home-made solution. The UN spent three years developing and vetting the SDGs to ensure they accurately reflected the world's sustainability priorities.

Alberta NDP To Take Legal Action Over Costly Coal Power Regulation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

The regulation was passed by the previous Conservative government.

ATB Financial Predicts Another Drop For Alberta's Economy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

Sorry retail and housing markets.

An Uncertain Future Lies Ahead For Alberta's Coal Communities

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our economy is shrinking."

Alberta's Big Solar Boom Is Coming

Duncan Kinney | Posted 03.25.2017 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

Now human minds aren't really built to understand exponential growth curves but we are right at the beginning of one. The size of the solar PV market in Alberta has increased by 107 per cent in the last year. Based on what's in the development pipeline this little graph will look very different in just a couple of years. There are many different projects in various stages of pre-development that would bring 385 megawatts of solar PV online.

Alberta And Manitoba Premiers Meet To Talk Energy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

In Alberta, Notley last month introduced a sweeping new climate change strategy.

First Nations To Have More Say With Alberta's New Climate Policy

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We're not saying no development. Do it in a responsible way.''

Environmental Responsibility Key To Energy Development: Minister

CP | Bill Graveland | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

Major energy projects such as pipelines will go through a "transition phase."

Climate Plan Might Hurt Rural Albertans, Farmers, Warn Opponents

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the government will work to ensure that the tax doesn't have "detrimental economic effects.''

Alberta Seeks New Image With Bold Climate Change Plan

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

The report also suggests Alberta phase out its coal-fired power generation by 2030.

Transitioning Away From Coal Might Cost Alberta, Warns TransAlta

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

The electricity utility warns of "real risk to consumers."

Mayor Don Iveson On Edmonton's Energy Transition Strategy

David Dodge | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

In April 2015 Edmonton city council unanimously passed the Edmonton Community Energy Transition Strategy. Don Iveson supported the plan and he is a big believer in the capacity of local governments to get stuff done on climate change.

Alberta To Release Partial Climate Change Plan Before Summit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley says her government will do what it can.

Climate Change Progress Will Get Pipelines Built, Says Notley

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

A panel is working on such a strategy for Notley.

Notley Sympathetic, But Can't Offer Relief To Energy Industry

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

"And as much as I would like to be able to inject some mechanism of ameliorating the price of oil, it's quite frankly something that's beyond the capacity of this government."

Alberta Energy Firm Ordered To Truck Water To Contaminated Family Farm

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"If the companies have destroyed this, then the companies need to buck up and relocate this farm."

Alberta, New Brunswick Premiers Push For Energy East Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

Both premiers are hoping for a renewed push for the pipeline.

Charges Laid Against Apache Canada For 2013 Pipeline Spill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Apache Canada Ltd. has been charged under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act and the Pipeline Act.

New Advisory Panel To Improve, Diversify Alberta Economy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

"The province's future is at stake."

Hundreds Of Albertans Weigh In On Climate Change Policy

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

The panel received close to 500 submissions.

Company Denies Workers Were Barred From Office

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Cenovus laid off 540 employees last week.

Costs Have Stabilized For Alberta's New Oil Refinery

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Once completed, the refinery will be able to process 50,000 barrels of bitumen a day.

Police Say Data Backs Up Claim: Oil Plunge Has Caused Crime Spike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

Police released tables and charts on Sunday that they say back up Chief Rod Knecht's claim.

Oilsands Even Have A Bad Rep In Their Own Back Yard: Poll

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The oilsands might have some image-polishing to do.