Category Archives: Energy

Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014

By: Nigel Bankes and Elizabeth Wilman, Workshop Co-Chairs PDF Version: Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014 Regulation commented … Continue reading

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And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act Legislation Commented on:  Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, … Continue reading

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The Utilities Commission and the Court are Powerless to Prevent Unjustly Discriminatory Rates; The Fat Lady is Singing – Loudly

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Utilities Commission and the Court are Powerless to Prevent Unjustly Discriminatory Rates; The Fat Lady is Singing – Loudly Case commented on: Williams Energy (Canada) Inc v Alberta Utilities Commission, 2014 ABCA 51 The … Continue reading

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A Rare Public Challenge to a Municipal Water Franchise Agreement

PDF Version: A Rare Public Challenge to a Municipal Water Franchise Agreement  Decision considered: Rocky View County – Water and Wastewater Franchise Agreement with Harmony Advanced Water Systems Corporation (29 November 2013), Decision 2013-424 This decision is significant because, in … Continue reading

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Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Project: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Justification

PDF Version: Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Project: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Justification Document commented on: Decision Statement Issued under Section 54 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 re: Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Project (2013 ABAER 011/Decision 2013-011) … Continue reading

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Amended Rules of Practice for the Alberta Energy Regulator: More Bad News for Landowners and Environmental Groups

PDF Version: Amended Rules of Practice for the Alberta Energy Regulator: More Bad News for Landowners and Environmental Groups Legislation commented on: Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice as amended by Alta Reg 203/2013 In the Fall of 2012 ABlawg … Continue reading

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The Continuing Fall-out from Stores Block: Guidance from the Alberta Utilities Commission on Utility Asset Disposition

PDF Version: The Continuing Fall-out from Stores Block: Guidance from the Alberta Utilities Commission on Utility Asset Disposition Decision commented on: Alberta Utilities Commission, Utility Asset Disposition, Decision 2013-417, November 26, 2013 In ATCO Gas & Pipelines Ltd. v Alberta … Continue reading

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Shell Jackpine JRP Report: Would the Real “Adaptive Management” Please Stand Up?

PDF version: Shell Jackpine JRP Report: Would the Real “Adaptive Management” Please Stand Up? Decision commented on: Shell Canada Energy, Jackpine Mine Expansion Project, Application to Amend Approval 9756, 2013 ABAER 011/Decision 2013-011 (CEAA, 2012). On July 9, 2013, the … Continue reading

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Burnaby Refinery not a Priority Destination under Pipeline Tariff

PDF version: Burnaby Refinery not a Priority Destination under Pipeline Tariff Case commented on: Chevron Canada Limited Priority Destination Designation Application (15 July 2013) MH-002-2012 (NEB). Most shippers on the Trans Mountain Pipeline will no doubt be pleased with the … Continue reading

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Alberta Energy Regulator: Split Jurisdiction Implications for Crown Consultation?

PDF version: Alberta Energy Regulator: Split Jurisdiction Implications for Crown Consultation? Legislation considered: Responsible Energy Development Act, SA 2012, c 17; Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, AR 69/2006 The new single Alberta Energy Regulator under the Responsible Energy Development Act, has been … Continue reading

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