When it comes to imported waste, one company’s trash is another company’s treasure
Imagine this: you’re walking down the street, tearing open your favourite candy bar. You eat the candy bar. What happens next?
The AER’s mandate can be understood through written word and through the lens of a traditional indigenous oral system.
We tend to think of a mandate as a string of words—a linear idea, maybe one that’s a little vowel-heavy. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has something like that: our mandate is to ensure the… Read more
Work is being done to reduce methane emissions produced by the oil and gas industry, but first we need to know how much is emitted.
Governments and companies around the world are pledging to reduce methane emissions, especially greenhouse-gas emissions emitted by the upstream petroleum industry.
Alberta is building a domestic market for its natural gas
Buying local is never a bad idea, and one that Alberta natural-gas end users are taking to heart. In 2017, Alberta used more than half of its natural gas production, with the rest bein
Dr. George Govier was an architect of energy regulation in Alberta
The Government of Alberta had had enough. In July 1938—as oil companies in the Turner Valley area of Alberta systematically flared off what then was considered worthless natural gas at alarming rates… Read more
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
Guilty plea lands Nexen $460 000 penalty for Long Lake pipeline spill
Nexen has been ordered to pay $460 000 as a result of a July 2015 spill from a pipeline associated with the company’s Long Lake oil sands facility.