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Alberta Energy Regulator seeks input from Albertans on regulatory excellence in Alberta

Regulatory Excellence Initiative

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is asking Albertans to weigh in on how a world-class report on regulatory excellence can be applied here in Alberta. The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) has completed its final report Listening, Learning, and Leading: A Framework for Regulatory Excellence. This framework is the capstone piece of PPR’s work on the initiative.

“This has been our goal all along: to show leadership and invest in a model that could be shared with regulators throughout the world and that can be adapted to meet the needs and expectations of Albertans,” said Jim Ellis, president and CEO. Read more »

Posted October 23, 2015 by AEN

Request for Feedback: Draft Directive on Reservoir Containment Requirements in the Shallow Thermal Area of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area

Draft Directive on Reservoir Containment Requirements in the Shallow Thermal Area of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area
31 Dec 2015 (All day)

From the AER website:

In Bulletin 2014-03: Regulatory Approach for Shallow Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Applications in the Wabiskaw-McMurray Deposit of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area, we announced that we were conducting a technical review of the factors that affect reservoir containment of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) projects in a shallow thermal area. We also announced that we would consult with stakeholders to develop formal regulatory requirements. A draft directive has been developed and we are now seeking your feedback.

To provide feedback, complete the feedback form available on the draft directive’s webpage. Feedback or questions on the draft directive should be sent by e-mail to reservoir [dot] containment [at] aer [dot] ca. Feedback will be accepted until December 31, 2015. All feedback received will be reviewed and may be used in finalizing the directive. All of the comments provided through this consultation will form part of the public record, and any comment received may also be attributed to the specific individuals providing it. Personal information provided with comments will be collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We may use the personal contact information you provide for follow-up communication related to your feedback.

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Posted October 16, 2015 by AEN

NEW DATES 1st Annual Environmental Gathering: Changing the Climate

Feb 25 2016 - 6:00pm - Feb 27 2016 - 4:00pm

Register Now with Early Bird Rates!

Alberta Ecotrust is proud to announce our first annual Environmental Gathering in Alberta: Change the Climate. Alberta’s environmental community is incredibly diverse. From ensuring safe and available water, to preserving and restoring valuable land and habitat, to building a sustainable future, Albertans across the province are continually working to protect the ecosystems that provide all of us with life and prosperity. Read more »


Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Posted October 14, 2015 by AEN

Edmonton's Community Energy Forum

Nov 14 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Inspiring sustainable action in your city

Please join the City of Edmonton and community partners for a one-day forum to discuss issues of energy transition, climate change and building a sustainable future. The intent of this one-day event is for citizens to:


Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 30, 2015 by AEN

AER seeks feedback on draft requirements for managing tailings in Alberta

DRAFT Directive : Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects
17 Nov 2015 (All day)

Calgary, Alberta (Sep 17, 2015)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking public feedback on its draft directive on fluid tailings management for oil sands mining projects.

As the province’s energy regulator, the AER ensures that oil sands development aligns with government policy. Following the release of the Government of Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Region: Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (TMF), the AER has developed new requirements for tailings management.

“The draft directive represents an evolution in how we will manage tailings by addressing both existing fluid tailings and new fluid tailings growth” said Cal Hill, AER executive vice-president of the Strategy and Regulatory Division. “It establishes the requirements operators must meet in order to ensure that all fluid tailings are ready to reclaim within 10 years of the end of a mine’s life.” Read more »

Posted September 21, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Tailings Regulatory Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Tailings Regulatory Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
ENGO Members (2 or 3) and Alternates (2)
Application Deadline: 
11 Sep 2015 (All day)

Using a consensus-based approach the committee will conduct a thorough review of the draft directive and produce recommendations for the AER. The TAC will operate as a forum where stakeholders can contribute their expertise to the development of the new directive. Read more »

Posted September 9, 2015 by AEN

21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Sep 8 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speakers and Dialogue from 7-8:30 pm. 

What might the United States teach Albertans about the ramping up to healthier and climate protective energy? How quickly can coal be phased out and how can Albertans help the energy transition?  Read more »


CN Theatre (5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 4, 2015 by AEN

Action Alert: Get Fresh Alberta! Time to ask for a clean energy future

Sep 18 2015 (All day)

Fresh jobs and clean energy need your voice! Time to ask for a clean energy future.Greenpeace Canada has launched the Get Fresh Alberta campaign to encourage Albertas to get involved in the Alberta Government's climate consultations. Read more »

Posted August 31, 2015 by russ

Earth Matters Conference

Oct 15 2015 (All day) - Oct 17 2015 (All day)

Join us for a critically important conversation about energy and environmental education - for a sustainable future Read more »


Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
Canmore, AB

Posted August 30, 2015 by russ

Action Alert: Please voice your support for climate action in Alberta

Sep 18 2015 (All day)

The Alberta government is seeking input on how it can improve its climate change strategy — and it wants to hear from you.

The government recently launched its Climate Leadership Discussions and named an expert panel, led by the University of Alberta's Dr. Andrew Leach, to provide recommendations as Alberta prepares for the international climate conference in Paris in December. The consultation process includes an opportunity for Albertans to submit comments on how Alberta could take action on climate change. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2015 by AEN

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