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Energy Market Update: May 2021

Alberta All fired up but nowhere to charge: Alberta’s lack of infrastructure zaps electric vehicle enthusiasm The introduction of Ford’s new all-electric F-150 Lightning truck has some Albertans looking at whether electric vehicles might work for them, but the lack of charging stations might continue to be […]

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Energy Market Update: April 2021

Alberta What a made-in-Alberta carbon pricing plan could look like — and how it could impact the province It has been four weeks since Canada’s top court ruled against Alberta and deemed the carbon tax constitutional. That means the federal backstop plan is here to stay, for […]

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Energy Market Update: March 2021

Alberta Interest in municipal solar projects heating up in Alberta Big Lakes County in northern Alberta is no stranger to farming, but a new type of farm has popped up outside its public works building: solar. Late last year the county installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system that is […]

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Energy Market Update: January & February 2021

Alberta Varcoe: PST, carbon tax ‘spoonful of medicine’ for Alberta budget woes, says business council A group that represents Alberta corporate leaders is backing two politically explosive ideas to get the province’s finances back in shape — a new sales tax and a consumer carbon tax. Reintroducing […]

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Energy Market Update: December 2020

Alberta Edmonton to have full source-separated waste collection by August, new carts begin rolling out to homes in March Waste collection in Edmonton will soon be changing and not only because trucks will be equipped with an automated arm to pick up garbage. Residents in all single-unit […]

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Energy Market Update: November 2020

Alberta Varcoe: New Canadian energy outlook an ‘inkblot test’ for pipeline views Critics want to write off the country’s oil and gas sector as an industry in rapid decline and point to a new Canada Energy Regulator report to say more pipelines are not needed. Yet, the […]

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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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