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Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate another plank in NDP climate change platform EDMONTON _The Alberta government is adding another plank to its climate-change platform by providing more than $5.5 million to help farms and municipalities install solar panels. “This is just the beginning,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said Friday. “By investing now in proven programs we […]

February 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alberta petrochemical sector gets boost from provincial program

Alberta petrochemical sector gets boost from provincial program

Alberta petrochemical sector companies that produce value-added goods receive credits CALGARY _ The Alberta government aims to create thousands of jobs and reel in billions in investment by providing $500 million in royalty credits to the province’s petrochemical sector. The Petrochemicals Diversification Program announced Monday is one example of how the NDP government aims to […]

February 1, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Alberta royalty review: Oilsands rates remain the same

Alberta royalty review: Oilsands rates remain the same

Alberta royalty review says rates should also take into account drilling costs CALGARY _ Pent-up anxiety over changes to Alberta’s oil and gas royalties dissipated Friday after the provincial government revealed it’s keeping the status quo for oilsands players and simplifying the system for conventional oil and gas wells. A four-member panel led by Dave […]

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alberta oil woes continue: province hit with credit warning, pipeline snub

Alberta oil woes continue: province hit with credit warning, pipeline snub

Quebec mayors slam Alberta oil pipeline plan EDMONTON _ Beleaguered Alberta took two more gut punches Thursday as a credit-rating agency reported the province is close to its debt ceiling and Quebec mayors slammed a critical pipeline project. “Today has been a very tough day indeed for Alberta,” said Wildrose Opposition Leader Brian Jean. Toronto-based […]

January 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Premier says Alberta royalty review report still weeks away

Premier says Alberta royalty review report still weeks away

Alberta royalty review “highly responsive to the current circumstances”: Notley EDMONTON _ The results of the Alberta royalty review have now been put off for a few more weeks, but critics say time is of the essence. “We said (from the beginning) that a review shouldn’t be done at all, but if it was done it […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tight controls on Alberta carbon tax to ensure funds go to green projects: Notley

Tight controls on Alberta carbon tax to ensure funds go to green projects: Notley

Alberta carbon tax expected to raise $3B a year EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will keep a tight rein on a multibillion-dollar carbon tax to make sure the money goes only to green programs and incentives. Notley says none of the money is to go to broader or unrelated expenditures, such […]

November 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta cabinet shuffle: Gov’t focuses on economic diversification

Alberta cabinet shuffle: Gov’t focuses on economic diversification

Alberta cabinet shuffle expands Alberta cabinet to 13 EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley has shuffled her cabinet and created a new department to focus on growing Alberta’s economy. Deron Bilous was moved Thursday from the Municipal Affairs portfolio to the new department of Economic Development and Trade. Danielle Larivee, a backbencher from Lesser Slave Lake, takes over […]

October 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta royalty review: Current rates remain through 2016

Alberta royalty review: Current rates remain through 2016

Alberta royalty review panel members, scope clarified EDMONTON –  Alberta oil and gas companies can put together their budgets for next year knowing at least one variable, royalty rates, will stay steady through the end of 2016, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said Friday. “I talk to owners and workers in the oil industry and gas industry […]

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta greenhouse gas rules tweaked, emission intensity to be cut by 20 per cent

Alberta greenhouse gas rules tweaked, emission intensity to be cut by 20 per cent

Alberta greenhouse gas rules significant changes over current levels, penalties The Alberta government has tweaked its greenhouse gas reduction rules now with a promise of a complete policy on reducing climate change-causing emissions a few months down the road. “Some will argue that we aren’t going far enough on these issues,” NDP Environment Minister Shannon […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Environment minister downplays Alberta climate strategy announcement

Environment minister downplays Alberta climate strategy announcement

Gov’t in talks with industry on Alberta climate strategy Alberta is still consulting on its much-anticipated new climate strategy just days before a major announcement on it is expected. “We are going to be talking with industry over the coming weeks on exactly what our framework looks like,” said Shannon Phillips, speaking at a meeting […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More