The Canadian government has launched consultations to seek input from the provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, industry, and interested stakeholders to inform the design of tougher regulations to achieve at least a 75 per cent reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030.
March 25, 2022, 10:53 AM MDT
The federal government is looking to strengthen its chances of reaching its greenhouse gas emission (GHG) targets through a new program that finances emissions-reducing projects.
March 24, 2022, 12 AM MDT
Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, which concluded operations in late 2019, is an example of an organization that aimed to depoliticize the carbon-pricing debate with non-partisan, academically-rigorous research and evidence, says a newly-released Positive Energy report from the University of Ottawa.
March 24, 2022, 2:37 PM MDT
While the Auditor General of Alberta determined that the Ministry of Energy has designed and implemented the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) to meet the program’s objectives, promptly issuing grants that have helped create employment in Alberta’s oil and gas sector during economically-challenging times, he also found the ministry did not have an adequate process to identify, analyze and respond to key risks to the SRP.
March 23, 2022, 12 AM MDT
March 23, 2022, 12 AM MDT
Now in its last year of receiving federal funding, the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) is proving successful in doing what it was intended to do, which is speeding up inactive well, pipeline and site-closure efforts in the energy sector, and in the process putting more Albertans to work, says Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage.
March 22, 2022, 6 AM MDT
Canadian crude oil exports by rail maintained a steady pace in January 2022, new data from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) show.
March 22, 2022, 11:14 AM MDT
Incoming oil and gas sector emissions reduction targets should be coherent with national targets of a 40-45 per cent reduction by 2030 and be made legally binding, the Net-Zero Advisory Body said in a submission to Ottawa on Monday.
March 22, 2022, 1:36 PM MDT
The federal government announced an investment of $3.5 million in three southern Alberta projects supporting small- and medium-sized companies.
March 16, 2022, 4:01 PM MDT
The Saskatchewan government outlined two programs: Saskatchewan Emissions Inventory will further expand methane modelling and measurement in the province, while the Gas Commercialization Mapping (GCM) Service will highlight methane-concentrated areas and allow the energy sector to better plan and collaborate on scaled methane capture and commercialization projects, including with Crown utilities.
March 14, 2022, 9:39 AM MDT
A new report says Alberta should take the reins in the low-carbon fossil fuels movement and needs the right policy to make that happen.
March 11, 2022, 7:41 AM MST
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March 8, 2022, 11:19 AM MST
There may be no technical reason Canada’s highest greenhouse gas emitting province cannot reach net-zero emissions by 2050, but there are political obstacles that make it a challenge, according to a panel examining making Calgary a net-zero leader.
March 7, 2022, 6 AM MST
March 7, 2022, 6 AM MST
The Alberta government is using more than $2 million from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) for four innovative, Alberta-based CCUS projects worth about $24 million.
March 4, 2022, 8:02 AM MST
March 4, 2022, 12 AM MST
The Business Council of Alberta has released a new paper with policy recommendations to “reduce carbon and grow the economy."
March 3, 2022, 8:20 AM MST
The Alberta government is providing funding for a Clean Hydrogen Centre of Excellence.
February 24, 2022, 3:21 PM MST
Here are some other details of note from the Alberta budget tabled this afternoon.
February 24, 2022, 3:22 PM MST
Changes to the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Trans Mountain expansion project, and recommendations to other agencies, have been made by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, for the pipeline project that runs between Edmonton and Burnaby.
February 24, 2022, 4:12 PM MST
Enerflex Ltd. maintains a strong Canadian outlook, but that region also remains challenged in that while Canada’s operators and customers are “excellent,” the regulatory environment can be problematic for the industry, according to Marc Rossiter, president and chief executive officer.
February 24, 2022, 10:59 AM MST
The Alberta government plans to create a Clean Hydrogen Centre of Excellence, the province said in its Speech from the Throne this afternoon.
February 22, 2022, 3:25 PM MST
The federal government announced that the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Onshore Program is providing $20 million dollar to Steel Reef Infrastructure Corporation to partner with energy companies in Saskatchewan to significantly reduce methane emissions.
February 22, 2022, 2:18 PM MST
If Rachel Notley is elected Alberta premier in the next provincial election, she’ll look to leverage opportunities in low-carbon energy.
February 16, 2022, 6 AM MST