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The Regulator, Then and Now

Eighty years ago this week, Alberta’s first energy regulator opened its doors

Editor’s note: This story was first published January 22, 2017, and has been updated to reflect the 80th anniversary of energy regulation in Alberta

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Taking a Look Back

AER annual report recaps the last year with stories, images, and videos.

Life is so busy that our days often feel like a blur of meetings and deadlines. How often are we given the opportunity to look back on our hard work—celebrate the successes and reflect on the not-so-… Read more

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Earning a Seat in Their Circle

The AER, First Nations elders share their journey of understanding

Canada has been inhabited for more than 40 000 years by indigenous peoples, which includes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Canada’s indigenous peoples share many similarities but have… Read more

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Happy Birthday to Us!

After a soggy start, the AER is going strong five years on

In June 2013, energy regulation was about to experience a marked change. Then the rains fell, the rivers rose, and Albertans faced the very real drama of heavy flooding.

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Tell Us, What Floats Your Boat?

Readership survey will help us craft stories that mean the most to you

Hi there! Thank you for tuning into Resource. We want to know what you think about the site so that we can bring you more of the stories that you like. To figure that out, we’re hoping you’ll take a… Read more

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Tuning in to Tailings

Video gives the goods on oil sands tailings and how they’re regulated

There are thousands of mines around the world producing everything from coal and nickel to diamonds—and they all produce tailings.

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Fighting Fire with Firepower

Mutual aid helps companies respond to emergencies

When emergencies like floods, wildfires, or tornados happen, Albertans are always quick to lend a helping hand. And like any good neighbour, many companies in the energy industry are also ready to… Read more

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How is the Alberta Energy Regulator Funded?

If we asked you where the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) receives its funding from, chances are you would say the government (i.e., Alberta taxpayers). It’s a common response, but is it true? Take… Read more

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Hearings Amplified

One family-run business has been equipping AER hearings for nearly 40 years

Bert Van Mechelen listens carefully to the woman speaking quietly into the microphone at an Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) hearing, not for the details of her testimony, but to make sure everyone in… Read more

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Painting a Picture of Pipeline Performance

Report shows Alberta pipelines safer, but still room for improvement

Pipelines are in the headlines a lot these days as Canadians question whether they’re safe . New data released by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) demonstrates that pipeline operators are doing a… Read more

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