Liepert to promote Alberta’s responsible energy sector in U.S.
Edmonton… Energy Minister Ron Liepert will continue to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy in New York September 6 to 8.
“Maintaining a strong relationship with the United States and its investment community is important as it is both our neighbour and our best customer. Friday’s State Department release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) about the proposed expansion of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline which will carry both Canadian and American crude oil to Texas for refining, is an indication that our friendship and business affiliation with the U.S. will continue to thrive,” Liepert said.
Liepert is a keynote speaker at Barclays Capital Energy dinner and will address both Canadian and U.S. energy portfolio managers and analysts. He will also meet with other major investment houses.
The estimated cost of the trip including meals, travel and accommodation for Liepert is approximately $3,000.
The Alberta government is working to build a better Alberta by fostering economic growth, strengthening our health and education systems, investing in infrastructure, supporting safe and strong communities and ensuring a clean and healthy environment.
I DON’T THINK THE OIL COMPANIES WILL LET THIS HAPPEN 😦
Solar Highways (An absolutely ‘MUST SEE’)
Now this is really “out of the box thinking”.
Talk about an interesting idea!
What do you want to bet that the oil companies shoot this down?
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR SUPPORT(COMMENTS)BELOW
Do you agree with the commentators view point this video?
Do you think the protestors could just as easily turn some of their own lights out, drive less and use their energy to promote alternate energy needs? (pun-intended)
August 19, 2011
Alberta responds to proposed federal coal regulations
Medicine Hat… With the federal government announcing it will move to Canada Gazette Phase I for coal-fired electricity generation regulations on August 27, Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner issued the following statement.
“First and foremost, I want to stress that Alberta shares the same goals as the federal government – to produce the energy we need more efficiently and with less impact to the environment.
I am confident this can be done in a way that is fair to all provinces, especially those that still rely predominantly on coal to meet their electricity needs – like Alberta – because of their unique circumstance. At the end of the day, Albertans should not pay vastly more for their electricity than other Canadians due to federal regulations.
The Alberta government will use the upcoming consultation period on these regulations to provide input on how the federal government can allow Alberta to address our unique challenges. To do so, the federal framework must be:
At the end of the day, we are committed to working with the federal government and all Canadians to ensure we all get to the same place. We just need to follow the right path to get us there.”
Updated: July 16, 2011 – 12:00 NOON PDT
A full status list of ongoing closures for this area is available.
No guarantees are made as to how complete or current this list is.
The most significant roads closed by flooding or washout are:
In addition many secondary roads have been damaged throughout the Peace Area. The situation is improving, but please take caution as you travel the Peace area road system.
Crews are continuing to work to restore access on Highway 97 between Chetwynd and Mackenzie Junction, Highway 52 between Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge and other priority routes throughout the Peace Region, following major floods and washouts caused by a one in 100-year rainfall event. Ministry engineers have completed initial assessments of the major sites. Crews and heavy equipment have been mobilized with priority on reconnecting severed routes while Maintenance Contractor crews and equipment are at work responding to erosion, flooding and washouts throughout the Peace Region. As we work through the initial response to restore access, our engineers are already working on detailed recovery plans for the complete restoration of the highway. Crews are already making great progress with over 75 pieces of heavy equipment deployed.
Up to 150mm of rainfall over the weekend of June 23-25, and an additional 80mm the weekend of July 8-10, resulting in damage at over 200 sites on approximately 150 roads throughout the Peace Region, including the Dawson Creek Dangerous Goods Route, Highway 29, Highway 52 and Highway 97. Of the 200 sites, crews have been able to almost fully open, open to single lane alternating traffic or provide alternate access on these roads. On Highway 97, crews have identified approximately 15 sites with major damage and numerous other small sites along the corridor.
Drive Carefully. For up to date information please check Drive BC at www.drivebc.ca or call 1-800-550-4997
|June 29, 2011
Alberta’s fiscal results improve in 2010-11.
Province posts lower deficit as economy grows.
2010-11 Annual Report Highlights