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Pembina reacts to the results of the Alberta election

5 May 2015

CALGARY — Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the outcome of the Alberta election:

“With this election, Albertans have voted for change — and that change includes improving Alberta’s environmental record and its approach to climate change.

“We support the Alberta NDP's commitments to invest in energy efficiency, and to phase out coal-fired electricity and replace it with cleaner sources. 

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Posted May 5, 2015 by AEN

Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers

New report shows how success of multi-province energy strategy depends on addressing oilsands expansion plans, including west-to-east pipeline

14 Apr 2015

QUEBEC CITY — As Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change, a new report from the Pembina Institute outlines key considerations and challenges for provincial discussions of a Canadian Energy Strategy.

The oilsands sector is Canada’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions. That means infrastructure proposals such as the Energy East pipeline have a significant impact on the federation’s ability to meet climate change objectives. for a multi-province strategy to be credible and effective, it must take the full emissions footprint of fossil fuel projects into account.

Crafting an Effective Canadian Energy Strategy reviews the progress some provinces have made to date with carbon pricing policies. The report provides recommendations for making the Canadian Energy Strategy effective, and for how the provinces can fill the leadership vacuum left by the federal government on climate change — including by reviving the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Read more »

Posted April 15, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Alberta Energy Regulator Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC)
Position: 
Member & Alternate Delegate
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2015 - 17:00

Purpose

The AER Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC) has been established by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as a venue to receive information about and understand and verify the values, perspectives and interests of AER stakeholders in the context of regulatory changes. The MSEAC is not a formal board or AER committee. Its objective is to serve as a sounding board for the planning, implementation and evaluation of AER engagement related to regulatory development.  Read more »

Posted March 27, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative Stakeholder Workshop

Initiative: 
Penn Program on Regulation’s “Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative”
Position: 
Stakeholder Workshop Delegates (5)
Application Deadline: 
19 Mar 2015 (All day)

University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) was selected by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) of Canada to lead a major, independent initiative defining and measuring regulatory excellence. Read more »

Posted March 9, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: ENGO Sector Members, AOPA Policy Advisory Group

Initiative: 
AOPA Policy Advisory Group
Position: 
ENGO Sector Members (2)
Application Deadline: 
9 Feb 2015 (All day)

The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a multi-stakeholder body for policy issues related to the effective delivery of theAgricultural Operation Practices Act. The Policy Advisory Group was established under a May 2006 memorandum of understanding between Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Natural Resources Conservation Board. It is responsible for: Read more »

Posted January 30, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

12 Nov 2014

Calgary, Alberta (Nov 12, 2014)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) today announced a project that will provide the organization with the necessary tools and framework to become a best-in-class energy regulator.

Following a competitive bidding process, the AER selected the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation to undertake the best-in-class project.

The best-in-class project has three main objectives: Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Saturday Morning at the Law School — Water Law 101 Public Lecture

May 31 2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is hosting a free public lecture by Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita of Law, titled  Water Law 101 as part of the Saturday Morning at the Law School series. Water Law 101 will highlight the importance of water in Alberta and the need for sound and sustainable management. It will provide a summary of how government regulates the use of water through legislated water rights, and will describe the nature of those rights. Read more »

Location

Room MFH 2370
Murray Fraser Hall (Faculty of Law, University of Calgary)
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Posted May 14, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Enhanced Engagement Framework Two-Day Stakeholder Workshop

Initiative: 
Enhanced Engagement Framework for Policy Development and Assurance
Position: 
Stakeholder Workshop Delegates (3)
Application Deadline: 
16 May 2014 (All day)

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Posted May 9, 2014 by AEN

Endangered Regulatory Bodies: Exploring Species, Professionals and Regulations in 2014 and Beyond

Apr 8 2014 (All day) - Apr 9 2014 (All day)

2014 APSB Conference

Recent changes in federal and provincial legislation have led to new assessment requirements and additional areas and species which require protection, along with corresponding uncertainties for biologists, government agencies and industry in Alberta. The conference will describe recent challenges and new approaches to dealing with and managing changes in regulatory acts. Read more »

Location

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

Public Consultation: Municipal Government Act

Initiative: 
Municipal Government Act Review
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2014 (All day)

The Government of Alberta recently announced the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review. From the MGA Review website:

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the law under which all Alberta municipalities are empowered to shape their communities.

This legislation helps to define how our municipalities function, develop land, raise funds for things like services, and more. In other words, it is the guide to how Alberta municipalities operate.

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Posted January 31, 2014 by AEN

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