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Hope Springs Eternal

Landowner, company, and AER find solution to rejuvenate much-loved spr…

When you visit Marlene Peacock’s home—a rural retreat hidden away from civilization near Rimbey, Alberta—you never want to leave. The property, which was purchased by Peacock’s father in 1982, is home… Read more

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Keeping an Eye on Emissions

Five things to know about this year’s flaring and venting report

Every year, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) publishes facts and figures about who is flaring and venting gas in the province.

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For the Birds’ Sake

Oil sands committee helping to keep birds safe

While you’re likely familiar with the phrase birds of a feather flock together, you’ve probably never thought about it in terms of the energy industry, governments, and the AER working together to hel… Read more

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Picking Up What’s Been Thrown Out

When it comes to imported waste, one company’s trash is another compan…

Imagine this: you’re walking down the street, tearing open your favourite candy bar. You eat the candy bar. What happens next?

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University of Calgary Researchers Eye Up Oil Patch Emissions

Work is being done to reduce methane emissions produced by the oil and…

Governments and companies around the world are pledging to reduce methane emissions, especially greenhouse-gas emissions emitted by the upstream petroleum industry.

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Keeping Them Swimming Upstream

Inspecting road crossings help protect fish and their ecosystems

On the surface, it’s not always obvious how things are linked together, and solving a problem often requires looking deeper into possible connections. When it comes to assessing environmental impacts… Read more

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Waste Not, Want Not

Spraying drilling waste on fields puts dirt back to the earth from whi…

When an oil company proposed spraying drilling waste on Jeff Fluney’s fields, his response was an understandable “no.” But when the company came knocking again the next year, he had a change of heart.… Read more

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Protecting the Planet We Call Home

Forty-eight years on, Earth Day is alive and well

At a time when the Beatles’ breakup and Vietnam War protests dominated headlines, the environment was scarcely in the conversation for most people, apart from the tired slogan: “Don’t be a Litterbug.”… Read more

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What’s the Alternative?

Finding energy-efficient ways to power the energy industry

Some might call it ironic that the oil and gas industry would turn to other energy sources to help power their operations. Those in the know, however, would call it a smart business decision. “Using a… Read more

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Gearing Down to Green Up

AER initiative makes fleet vehicles easier on the environment and the…

Average monthly CO2 emissions per vehicle have fallen by 20 per cent since 2014. Kermit the Frog was right: it’s not easy being green. That’s especially true when it comes to getting from point A to p… Read more

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