Travel Tuesday – Alberta Cree Nation turns on Solar power system for local Mall

Ermineskin Cree Nation partnered with Alberta government for new solar power system at the Maskwacis Mall September 25, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – The 61.2-kilowatt solar panel system will save the community nearly $8,000 a year in utility costs, allowing Ermineskin Cree Nation to invest in other community priorities. The solar array, which consists of a group of solar panels, will produce the equivalent energy of powering 10 homes over the course of a year. “Ermineskin Cree

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Opinion- Bruce McAllister: Protectionism is never a good thing — even when it’s happening in Alberta

U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest salvo of tweets and emerging protectionist policies are causing a stir among his trading partners and allies here in Canada. July 26, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) Tariffs make us wonder how Trump understands our deep friendship, one that is mutually beneficial to both countries, and is important for the stability of many global economies. President Harry Truman gave a good explanation for healthy Canadian-American relationships, when, in 1947, he spoke to Parliament, saying,

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Wind Wednesday – Ontario cancels wind farm projects – Alberta introduces new Carbon Reducing Programs

You read that correctly —  Ontario is cancelling 100’s renewable energy projects – Wind farms and solar projects, while Alberta is introducing new ways to CUT Carbon Emissions… July 18, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Since it’s Wind Wednesday.. let’s start in Ontario… Conveniently early evening last Friday night, July 13, The Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines released their list of projects identified for “Wind down”… (That’s WIND, not WIND – readers… ) Some are Feed-In Tariff

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Oil Sands Saturday – Feds to spend $280k to study why Canada’s oil and gas sector is falling behind – Seriously!

The federal government plans to spend up to $280,000 for a new study on Canada’s competitiveness in the oil and gas industry as investment lags and the United States offers new incentives for companies to move south. Oil sands study “needed” An advance contract award notice, prepared by Natural Resources Canada and made public on Wednesday morning, puts the call out for an outside supplier to do the work, with international consulting firm Wood Mackenzie identified as the

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Market Monday – Notley Invests in Alberta Oil, but is damage already done?

Oil Investment for Alberta, but lacking support I am about to give Alberta Premier Notley some credit. (Yes, readers, I will be doing that today, sorry!) But before I do, I need to talk about some realities. Oil Sands tough to stay competitive First, on a global stage, damage has CLEARLY been done to Alberta’s Oil and Gas reputation across the world markets. Alberta Oil Sands (or “TAR SANDS” as the Canadian and Albertan Politicians

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