Jude on Alberta

AER creates public registry spotlighting companies owing money

AER creates public registry spotlighting companies owing money

AER says Debtor Registry will  drive industry to improve their performance The Alberta Energy Regulator(AER) recently announced they have created a Debtor Registry for Alberta companies owing them money, according to a press release. A debtor is any person, AER-regulated company indebted to the AER for any costs, levy, fee, penalty, or other amount. It […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta hottest economy in 2017, but provincial deficit unchanged at $10.5 billion

Alberta hottest economy in 2017, but provincial deficit unchanged at $10.5 billion

“Alberta’s economy is recovering, but it is not returning to what it looked like in 2014.” – Todd Hirsch Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas, according to a press release from the Alberta Government, which is now forecasting economic […]

By September 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Syncrude charged with 2015 blue heron deaths, maximum fine is $500,000

Syncrude charged with 2015 blue heron deaths, maximum fine is $500,000

Location blue herons died didn’t have waterfowl protection but does now The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has charged Syncrude Canada Ltd. for the deaths of 31 great blue herons found at a sump at the company’s Mildred Lake oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray in Aug. 2015, according to a press release. The company […]

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB files complaint with Information and Privacy Commissioner about lack of disclosure The Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB) is accusing the Alberta Government of refusing to divulge the cost of carbon tax administration. The business organization says it was looking for the annual cost for administering the province-wide carbon tax, through a Freedom of Information(FOI) […]

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]