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  • Premier Notely Statement on the Proposed federal carbon pricing…

    “In principle, the Government of Alberta supports a common price that all provinces and territories meet in their climate change plans. That ensures that we are all making the same effort, and it ensures that no one is penalized economically.” Read full article here Source: Government of Alberta, 2016    

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  • Alberta Climate Leadership Plan

    “The Alberta government has appointed a task force to provide recommendations on targeting investments in climate technology to help transition to a lower-carbon economy. As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will make historic investments in research and innovation that will reduce emissions. To help guide these investments, the government has […]

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  • Alberta’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    As per Alberta Energy Facts & Statistics: Alberta became the first jurisdiction in North America to legislate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions for large industrial facilities by passing the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER). The oil sands industry currently accounts for approximately 8.5 per cent of Canada’s total GHG emissions and about 0.12 per cent of […]

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  • Alberta Economic Quick Facts

    ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Because of weak oil and gas prices Alberta’s economy contracted by 4.0% in 2015 However, Alberta still leads all provinces in economic growth during the past 20 years, with an average annual GDP growth of 3.2% per year Continued weakness in oil and gas prices is also negatively impacting the Alberta economy this […]

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  • New support to create jobs, attract investment, diversify local economies

    The Alberta government published an article on September 7, 2016 “that the provincial government is giving support to municipalities and organizations to work together on economic development projects that diversify and grow local economies.”  This is part of the Alberta Jobs Plan.  Read full article here.  

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  • Ontario, Quebec sign climate policy deal with Mexico

    In a article published August 31, 2016 in the Globe and Mail it was noted that Ontario and Quebec has signed an agreement with the Mexican government to jointly develop carbon markets.  The aim is to allow companies in those provinces to purchase GHG reduction credits from Mexico so they can satisfy provincially regulated emission […]

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  • Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan Update: Chemicals Management

    Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has published the Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan update on Chemicals Management. This is joint effort on Chemicals Management between ECCC, Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Their objectives are to reduce risk to humans and the environment posed by chemicals.  To meet their objectives they […]

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  • Cap & Trade Important Dates & Program Information

    Following are important dates published on MOECC website for facilities that will be participating in the Cap & Trade program (mandatory or opt-in). Key dates for Cap and Trade. Date Description June 1, 2016 Deadline for mandatory participants to submit 2015 emissions July 1, 2016 Cap and Trade Regulation comes into effect July 19, 2016 CITSS […]

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