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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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Energy Market Update – August 2019

Alberta Edmonton boosts its solar energy rebate, helping fill gap from stalled Alberta program The City of Edmonton wants homeowners to warm up to the idea of harnessing the sun’s energy by almost tripling its rebate for home solar installations, helping to fill a void created by […]

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Energy Market Update – July 2019

Alberta UCP cancels planned overhaul of Alberta electricity market The United Conservative Party has cancelled the NDP’s planned overhaul which would have changed Alberta’s energy system from an energy-only to a capacity market. “When we started these consultations we asked for specifically three areas we wanted input […]

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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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