Jude on Alberta

Pipeline tampering activists beware, industry and CSIS monitoring energy infrastructure

Pipeline tampering activists beware, industry and CSIS monitoring energy infrastructure

CSIS not releasing details, but says it is monitoring threats to energy infrastructure Construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is set to begin this fall, which raises the spectre of more pipeline tampering of the sort engaged in last fall by five Climate Direct Action actvists, who shut valves on high-pressure pipelines, then waited […]

Alberta to benefit from new Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Alberta to benefit from new Canadian Free Trade Agreement

  Energy, particularly the utilities and power generation sector, is a key part of CFTA Alberta businesses, investors and workers will have easier and increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territories, under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), according to an Alberta government press release. The new CFTA […]

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Under a United Conservative Party banner, “the carbon tax will be done” – Rick Fraser School’s out and the Alberta NDP government of Rachel Notley is just past its midway point. It’s time for opposition parties to hand out their mid-term report cards on how the NDP have done so far on energy policy. This […]

ABP leader Greg Clark pushing for Sturgeon Refinery ‘risk assessment’ after $800 million over-runs

ABP leader Greg Clark pushing for Sturgeon Refinery ‘risk assessment’ after $800 million over-runs

“I believe this is a good recommendation and should underpin future policy steps the Alberta govt might consider” – economist Michal C. Moore For the second time in 18 months, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has asked the Alberta auditor general to review the financial risk to the Alberta government of its involvement with the Sturgeon […]

Oil/gas investment to stabilize Canadian economy in long-term forecast – Conference Board

Oil/gas investment to stabilize Canadian economy in long-term forecast – Conference Board

Baby-boomers exiting workforce from 2020 to 2040 will push up wages as businesses compete for skilled workers As Canada gets ready to celebrate it’s 150th birthday, a recent study from the Conference Board of Canada shows growth returning to resource-rich provinces like Alberta, along with robust performances in the rest of the country, but only […]

Notley energy report card: Alberta Party gives B- and F grades

Notley energy report card: Alberta Party gives B- and F grades

“We can’t simply, like united right would have us believe, just turn back the clock and hope everything will be okay.” – Clark With the spring legislature session recently ended and the school season drawing to a close, it’s a great time for opposition parties to hand in report cards on the Alberta government handling […]

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

2014 Ipsos-Reid poll finds 78% of Albertan’s support energy efficiency program Energy Efficiency Alberta has selected ICF International, a consulting and technology services provider to serve as program implementer for Energy Efficiency Alberta’s (EEA) Business, Non-Profit and Institutional (BNI) Energy Savings program, according to a press release from ICF International. ICF International is a company […]

Oil sands panel recommends aggressive action to stay under 100 megatonne emissions cap

Oil sands panel recommends aggressive action to stay under 100 megatonne emissions cap

Oil sands production at 2.5 million b/d, projected growth to 3.7 million by 2030, expected to stay under 100 MT emissions cap The first phase of the Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) concluded and released its report with recommendations to the Alberta government on keeping the growing oil sands in compliance with its legislated 100 […]

Oil/gas one of key objectives for Canada ahead of NAFTA renegotiation

Oil/gas one of key objectives for Canada ahead of NAFTA renegotiation

Renegotiating or tearing up NAFTA raising worries about Canadian economy with 75% of exports going to U.S. Canada should come to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with five key objectives to update and enhance trade and investment across the continent, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. “Canada faces […]

2017 Global Petroleum features over 20,000 companies from 110 countries

2017 Global Petroleum features over 20,000 companies from 110 countries

Alberta Premier Notley set to attend Global Petroleum Show Global Petroleum Show (GPS) will welcome upwards of 50,000 registered attendees to Calgary’s Stampede Park from Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15, 2017 for one of the world’s largest energy events, according to a press release. The annual show will focus on the 2017 theme […]