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Energy Market Update: October 2020

Alberta Varcoe: ‘Worst may be behind us’ — winter drilling season fueled by gas hopes Canada’s oilfield services industry is heading into the critical winter drilling season with one bright light emerging on a relatively bleak horizon: natural gas. Alberta natural gas prices closed at a four-year […]

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Energy Market Update: September 2020

Alberta Already battered, Alberta braces for the energy transition — can it also embrace it? It was long assumed that an expanding economy went hand in hand with increased carbon emissions. Take a closer look at the data, however, and that is increasingly not the case. A […]

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Energy Market Update: August 2020

Alberta Varcoe: Resource sector says it can add 2.6 million jobs to a green economic recovery. Coming out of a global pandemic, Canadians want an economic restart that is green, says the country’s new finance minister. In the grips of a downturn that has sent unemployment rates […]

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Energy Market Update: July 2020

Alberta Hydrogen-injected natural gas to heat homes in Alberta city next year Homes in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., are to be warmed with natural gas blended with hydrogen beginning next year, a “first step” amid efforts to diversify the province’s energy sector and potentially reduce carbon emissions. Canadian […]

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Energy Market Update: June 2020

Alberta At long last, new carbon capture project launches in Alberta After more than a decade in the works, a new carbon capture project in Alberta is now operational with lofty goals of sequestering large amounts of emissions, while also helping to revitalize the oil industry in […]

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Energy Market Update: May 2020

Alberta   OPINION | For Alberta, the potential of geothermal energy is clear, if it is done right Recently there have been increasing calls for geothermal development in Alberta. At first glance, it seems an obvious fit. Repurposing abandoned wells along with skills and resources from the […]

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Energy Market Update: March-April 2020

Alberta Opinion: Energy sector is vital to Canada’s economic recovery after COVID-19 April 20 will go down as an extraordinary day in modern economic history: the day the price of oil, at least in the futures market, turned negative. The severity of the liquidity crisis for these […]

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Energy Market Update: December 2019 & January 2020

Alberta Electricity emergency alert ends, after Alberta cold snap spiked demand to record high A Level 1 alert was issued at 5:18 p.m. on January 13, meaning all available resources in the energy market were used to meet the load but that some reserves were still available. […]

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Energy Market Update: October 2019

Alberta Bill seeks to scrap planned overhaul of Alberta’s electricity market system If passed, Bill 18, the Electricity Statutes (Capacity Market Termination) Amendment Act, would cancel the former NDP government’s plan to shift the province’s electricity market system to a capacity market from an energy-only market by […]

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Energy Market Update – September 2019

Alberta Alberta solar farm construction to proceed after deal to supply TC Energy A $200-million Danish-Canadian solar power project in Alberta is headed for construction following signing of a contract with TC Energy Corp., which will buy just over half of its electricity output. Calgary-based Perimeter Solar […]

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