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An Alberta community renewable energy story

An Alberta community renewable energy story

Electricity co-ops in rural areas keep more money and jobs in the local community – Jordan Webber By Lee Todd, Analyst, Pembina Institute Jordan Webber wears many hats. He has experience in banking, works in economic development for Starland County and sits on the board of the Alberta Solar Co-op. But his heart is in farming. […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta wholesale electricity prices in 2017 set record for $0 hours

Alberta wholesale electricity prices in 2017 set record for $0 hours

Since 2000, 92 per cent of $0 hours occurred early in morning As of 31 July, Alberta has already experienced a record 41 hours of wholesale electricity prices at $0 per megawatt hour (MW/h), according to a National Energy Board press release. The previous record was 39 hours for all of 2012. A $0 hour is […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Carbon pricing alone can’t meet Canada’s GHG targets, trillions of dollars investment needed – report

Carbon pricing alone can’t meet Canada’s GHG targets, trillions of dollars investment needed – report

Trillions of dollars in investment needed to green Canadian economy Carbon pricing will help Canada reduce emissions but the reductions will fall short of the government’s goal of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a joint report by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Engineering. “Simply pricing carbon […]

By September 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cenovus sells Pelican Lake oil sands assets to CNRL  for nearly $1 billion

Cenovus sells Pelican Lake oil sands assets to CNRL for nearly $1 billion

Cenovus also selling Palliser assets in southern Alberta Calgary-based oil sands giants Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural resources entered into an agreement for Cenovus to sell its Pelican Lake heavy oil operations as well as other assets in northern Alberta, for $975 million. The properties have combined production of 19,600 BOE/d with the sale expected to […]

By September 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How feasible for northern Indigenous community to switch to natural gas?

How feasible for northern Indigenous community to switch to natural gas?

Town depends on diesel, propane from more than 2,500 km away Many remote northern Canada communities rely upon diesel to generate their electricity, but the federal government hopes to transition them to cleaner forms of energy, such as natural gas. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor announced […]

By September 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Opinion: Things looking up for working Albertans this Labour Day

Opinion: Things looking up for working Albertans this Labour Day

When working people have more power, we’re more likely to get policies that benefit the many By Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour The past two years have been tough for working Albertans. The global collapse in oil prices – brought on largely by an unprecedented fracking boom south of the border – […]

By September 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

Operators suspended after not signing safe-work permits they believed hazardous The union representing North Atlantic Refining Limited employees is calling out the provincial government for ignoring concerns reminiscent of the troubling conditions leading up to a fatal explosion at the Come By Chance refinery in 1998, according to a press release. “Our concerns over health […]

By September 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NEB announces Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline route change public meetings

NEB announces Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline route change public meetings

Early 2018 hearing in Chilliwack, BC to review proposal by Trans Mountain Expansion to relocate 2 kms of pipeline The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold detailed route hearings in the coming months as part of its ongoing regulatory oversight of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the NEB announced Thursday in a press release. Hearings […]

By September 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NEB approves Trans Mountain Burnaby terminal expansion

NEB approves Trans Mountain Burnaby terminal expansion

Trans Mountain terminal to load three tankers, up from one On Thursday, the National Energy Board of Canada said Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project has met conditions required for the company to expand its Westridge Marine Terminal located in Burnaby, BC. The expansion will allow the terminal’s dock to load up to three tankers. […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Energy poverty across Canada – lower efficiency in lower income households

Energy poverty across Canada – lower efficiency in lower income households

Fuel poverty worse in Saskatchewan and Atlantic provinces In 2015, Canadian households spent an average of nearly three per cent of their total income on electricity, natural gas and heating oil, according to the National Energy Board. A household may be described as experiencing energy poverty when it spends more than 10 per cent of its income […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →