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Into the Heat: Geothermal Resource Development

How geothermal resources are developed, used, and regulated and the role Albertans had in developing Directive 089

Outside, air temperatures are cooling down, but beneath the surface, temperatures are hot – perfect for harnessing geothermal energy.

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Earthquakes and Energy – the science behind the perfect storm

How the AER’s leading technology helps us learn about human-caused earthquakes

A look at the different between earthquakes and induced seismicity, how this occurs, and how the Alberta Geological Survey monitors occurrences in Alberta.

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A Council of Creativity and Collaboration

How Alberta’s youth are influencing the future of energy development.

High school – People often associate those formative (and oh so awkward) years with questionable haircuts, celebrity obsessions, and a craving for freedom.

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Assessing the Impact

EIAs play an important role in how the AER protects the environment

The environment is a hot topic (and that’s not just a global warming pun). Canadians care deeply about how oil and gas development will affect the environment and their safety, and rightly so.… Read more

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Don’t Poke the Bear

The nature of environmental management at the AER

No one likes to be stirred from a good nap, particularly if you’ve been asleep for several months. So when an oil and gas company came across a bear den during construction of its pipeline, Alberta… Read more

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When containment matters

AER releases new storage requirements

The AER has released new requirements that will reduce industry’s reliance on Alberta’s rivers and lakes and reduce industry traffic.

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One Drop at a Time

AER’s annual report shows how the energy industry uses water

Day-to-day, there are several things we would probably prefer not to monitor: steps (not) taken, screen time, cups of coffee, errands to run – and the list goes on.

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Top 5 of 2021

AER’s top stories from 2021

Check out the top 5 headlines from 2021:

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Mobile concerns

Having your say on the go

“Through our engagements, we heard two points loud and clear. The SOC form needed to be more accessible and user-friendly. The changes we introduced reflect that input.” Lynn Maric, SOC manager

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Water tales

A new story mapping tool brings groundwater information to the surface

Everything has a story, even groundwater.

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