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Let’s Talk Fracking

AER video explains how it’s done and how we ensure it’s safe

Hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is in the news a lot. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s not that new. Hydraulic fracturing—a technique to break up the rocks deep inside the… Read more

Not Every Crisis Calls for Protective Gear

Bonnyville field centre staff donate to crisis centre

Crises take many shapes; sometimes it’s a well blowout, other times it’s a community in need. When the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) Bonnyville Field Centre staff learned that a local crisis centre… Read more

Conversation, not Confrontation

Synergy groups bring communities and companies to the table

On Christmas Day, 1974, Judy Winter and her husband took ownership of a family farm in a community that looks very different today. From her kitchen window, Winter can see the Rockies, cows in the fie… Read more

Remembering to Remember

For many Canadians, the closest we’ve come to war is by watching movies. However, for the 2.3 million Canadians who have served in the military, as peacekeepers or in other capacities, war is an all t… Read more

Building Bridges over Troubled Waters

Alternative dispute resolution helps stakeholders overcome conflicts

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that the most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. That’s why alternative dispute resolution (ADR)… Read more

Animating Conversations Around Energy Development

An AER video series makes complex topics more accessible

You shouldn’t have to be an engineer, geologist, seismologist, or biologist to understand what’s going on in Alberta’s oilpatch. When Albertans asked for clear, straightforward information about oil a… Read more

What I Learned About Excellence

In 2014, the AER launched a project to help identify the key attributes of an “excellent” regulator, understand how the AER can adopt these attributes, and measure its progress.Tiffany Novotny, direct… Read more

Delivering the Facts, Plain and Simple

Resource website the source for AER news

The business of keeping Alberta’s energy industry on the straight and narrow can be a complex one. To wade through the complexities, the AER employs engineers, geoscientists, lawyers, environmental sc… Read more

A sneak peek into our world

Five things to know about the AER’s 2015/16 Annual Report

Annual reports—almost every organization produces one. They generally contain the same information: what’s happened over the last 12 months, what’s the plan for the next 12 months, and how the balance… Read more

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