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Energy Market Update – June 2019

Alberta Varcoe: Kenney initiates review into Alberta Energy Regulator In an interview, Premier Jason Kenney said he’s asked Energy Minister Sonya Savage and Environment Minister Jason Nixon to evaluate the organization. “Our view is that it has not achieved its promise from when it was first created […]

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Energy Market Update – May 2019

Alberta  OPINION | Ottawa imposing a carbon tax on Alberta bodes well for TMX project. Really. Less than 10 days after Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government killed Alberta’s carbon tax, the federal government announced Thursday it will impose its own carbon tax on the province starting Jan. […]

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Energy Market Update – April 2019

Alberta Alberta premier Jason Kenney says provincial carbon tax will die May 30 Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta’s carbon tax has about two weeks to live. An end to the tax brought in by the former NDP government will put an estimated $1.4 billion a year back […]

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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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