energy sector

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney points to people in the chamber before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta to reduce gas tax, offering $150 rebate on electricity bills

Price at the pump expected to drop by 13 cents per litre across the province

  • Mar 7, 2022
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney points to people in the chamber before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Drivers in British Columbia are now paying $2 for a litre of gas. Dreamstime | TNS

B.C. gas prices top $2 per litre as Russian invasion sends crude oil surging

Gas prices across the country averaged out at $1.69 per litre as of noon Friday

Drivers in British Columbia are now paying $2 for a litre of gas. Dreamstime | TNS
A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government to extend pause on Rocky Mountain coal mine development

Four projects that have already entered the regulatory process will be able to continue that work

A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
For information on the substation from the group of concerned citizens in the Beaver Valley, including signing the petition, email: bvconcernedcitizens3@gmail.com. Photo: Submitted

Petition launched against new substation proposal in Fruitvale

The site chosen is just off Columbia Gardens Road, between Mazzocchi Park and Walnut Avenue

For information on the substation from the group of concerned citizens in the Beaver Valley, including signing the petition, email: bvconcernedcitizens3@gmail.com. Photo: Submitted
The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Teck says coal sales fall below guidance as extreme cold in B.C. disrupts logistics

Cold weather disruptions have led to near-record inventories, could force production reductions

The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Mayor fears Rocky Mountain coal-mining concerns will be ignored after meeting Kenney

Snodgrass of High River: ‘He made it very clear that he is an unapologetic supporter of the industry’

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A woman walks towards the entrance of the TransAlta headquarters building in Calgary on April 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Watchdog group wants seat on Alberta probe into ATCO B.C. Trans Mountain dealings

Company allegedly tried to pass $12-million overpayment on to Alberta consumers

FILE - A woman walks towards the entrance of the TransAlta headquarters building in Calgary on April 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
According to survey results, the strongest motivation among British Columbians to reduce their energy use was, of course, to help lower their monthly energy costs (89 per cent), followed closely by 83 per cent saying energy efficiency measures made their home more comfortable and 82 per cent saying that lowering energy use is an important way for them to help reduce the effects of climate change. Photo: Rohan Makhecha/Unsplash

Survey says British Columbians putting plenty of energy into reducing power consumption

30 % engage more in energy conservation behaviors than they did last year

According to survey results, the strongest motivation among British Columbians to reduce their energy use was, of course, to help lower their monthly energy costs (89 per cent), followed closely by 83 per cent saying energy efficiency measures made their home more comfortable and 82 per cent saying that lowering energy use is an important way for them to help reduce the effects of climate change. Photo: Rohan Makhecha/Unsplash
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REN leader hopeful for March construction on Fruitvale RNG plant

Phase 2 will double volume of renewable natural gas output

Photo: Guillaume de Germain/Unsplash
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Of the 200 Canadian delegates in Glasgow, two are from the Alberta government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau takes carbon pricing debate to the global stage at COP26

PM wants global price on carbon to cover 60 per cent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Canadian fossil fuel producers receive more public financial support than any in the developed world, according to a new analysis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada leads G20 in financing fossil fuels, lags in renewables funding, report says

Renewable energy gets less government help in Canada than in any other G20 country

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Canadian fossil fuel producers receive more public financial support than any in the developed world, according to a new analysis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca

Energy company purchases more land for Fruitvale plant

Construction was originally scheduled for fall 2020, then postponed until spring of 2021.

The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca
GM workers use human assistance automation on vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. More than 880,000 Canadians work in industries at risk of decline or closure in the global transition to clean energy, a new analysis says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices says Alberta carries the most risk, followed by Saskatchewan

GM workers use human assistance automation on vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. More than 880,000 Canadians work in industries at risk of decline or closure in the global transition to clean energy, a new analysis says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Energy Sonya Savage listens while Premier Jason Kenney responds to the federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. A public inquiry into the foreign funding of anti-oilsands campaigns has found no wrongdoing despite the “significant” amount of funds provided to Canadian environmentalists from U.S. and European sources. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta public inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign

Report finds campaigns have not been unlawful and dishonest

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage listens while Premier Jason Kenney responds to the federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. A public inquiry into the foreign funding of anti-oilsands campaigns has found no wrongdoing despite the “significant” amount of funds provided to Canadian environmentalists from U.S. and European sources. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
A flare stack lights the sky along refinery row in Edmonton on Friday December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

RBC report says $2 trillion needed to reach 2050 target of net-zero economy

Canada will have to spend at least $60 billion annually to cut emissions by 75 per cent

A flare stack lights the sky along refinery row in Edmonton on Friday December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A flare stack lights the sky from an oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canadians among biggest energy users even as world moves toward net zero emissions

Canada’s energy use almost twice the energy demand recorded in the European Union

A flare stack lights the sky from an oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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‘End of the Peace’: Site C documentary opens Toronto film festival

Film features various Indigenous people talking about how the dam theatens their communities

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The Co-op Refinery is shown in Regina on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

Canada the first and only country in the world to commit to pair of prominent emissions targets

The Co-op Refinery is shown in Regina on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Orphan Well Association says it has taken the "unprecedented" step of having a receiver appointed to manage the oil and gas assets of failed Trident Exploration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil price spike won’t increase industry cleanup spending: Alberta energy minister

Cleanup is needed of nearly 100,000 abandoned wells in the province

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Orphan Well Association says it has taken the "unprecedented" step of having a receiver appointed to manage the oil and gas assets of failed Trident Exploration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh