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Energy Market Update: March 2019

Alberta  Alberta’s carbon tax brought in billions. See where it went NDP’s carbon tax was expected to bring in $2.6B by end of March. The carbon tax started at $20 per tonne, increasing to $30 a tonne the following year. Single people earning less than $47,500 a year, or […]

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Energy Market Update – February 2019

Alberta  Varcoe: Alberta’s power market changes could add $1.4B in costs for consumers In November 2016, the NDP government announced it would restructure the province’s deregulated electricity system, part of a plan to transform the sector by adding more renewable energy and phasing out coal-fired power. The […]

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Energy Market Update – January 2019

Alberta Edmonton’s new energy efficiency program could save you cash Edmonton residents have an opportunity to save additional money on home energy. The city has launched a new top-up program that allows homeowners to receive an additional 20 per cent in return on home energy evaluations and […]

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Energy Market Update: December 2018

Alberta   TransCanada changing its name to TC Energy to underline it’s not just about Canada TransCanada Corp. is taking the Canada out of its name. The Calgary-based firm that was created in 1951 as TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. to bring natural gas to Eastern Canada from Alberta, will […]

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Energy Market Update: November 2018

Alberta  Home Energy Plan With a Home Energy Plan from Energy Efficiency Alberta, you can find out where energy is being lost in your home, how you can save energy, and what rebates are available on upgrades. An Energy Advisor will assess your home from top to bottom […]

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Energy Market Update: October 2018

Alberta  Whether it’s provincial or federal, Albertans aren’t fans of a carbon tax Polls show the carbon tax isn’t popular in Alberta. Even though Albertans don’t like it, there is evidence that a carbon tax can work, said Alberta@Noon guest Dale Beugin, executive director of Canada’s Ecofiscal […]

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Energy Market Update: September 2018

Alberta  Renewable will be in mix when Edmonton negotiates new energy contract The City of Edmonton wants all of its operations to be powered by renewable energy sources by 2030, and is looking at upcoming electricity contract negotiations as a chance to achieve that. The city spends about $35 million […]

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Energy Market Update: August 2018

Alberta   AltaGas aims to raise $1 billion from utilities spinoff AltaGas Ltd. is planning to spin out its Canadian utilities business in an initial public offering this year in order to pay down debt. The Calgary-based midstream company announced Thursday plans for an IPO, along with debt […]

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Energy Market Update: July 2018

Alberta  Alberta issues $70M challenge to companies to develop cleaner tech The Government of Alberta has funded a $70-million challenge with the goal of encouraging companies in the biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation industries to come up with cleaner technology. Funds for the BEST challenge — which stands […]

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Energy Market Update – June 2018

Alberta  Calgarians, brace yourselves: Your water bill could spike by $200 a year or so City council has paved the way for slightly higher utility bills in this November’s four-year budget. The final budget proposal will be worked out over the next few months. But council approved […]

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