Huge dump trucks lined up in 2012 to transport tar sand from a surface mine, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Few domestic policy issues have prompted more controversy recently than whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline

 Macleans  The untold story of the Keystone pipeline war

Two thousand miles west of Washington, D.C., on the vast prairie, you can drive for hours on roads that were once wagon trails, and rarely pass another car or truck

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L’incertitude qui affecte l’économie mondiale, le flé- chissement dans les prix de plusieurs substances minérales et la difficulté d’avoir accès au capital, notamment pour les petites sociétés d’exploration minière, ont marqué l’année 2013

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Mexican gold miner, Argonaut Gold (TSE:AR), reached a friendly $341-million deal to acquire Prodigy Gold (CVE:PDG), an exploration company that focuses on Eastern Canada


It's no surprise that safety managers spend a great deal of time staying current on safety legislation. 

With Canada and the U.S. set to toughen fuel-economy standards for light-duty passenger vehicles, will the energy sector be left in the dust? 

 Alberta Oil Magazine  Alberta's New Abandoned-Well program Makes Compliance Impossible for some

The vertical oil well located near Red Earth Creek in northern Alberta, identified by the number 2-27, is by most accounts a good asset. The Crimson Oil & Gas-owned well typically produces about 20 barrels of oil equivalent per day, and has been valued at $650,000 by third-party engineers.


When a CNOOC-Nexen pipeline spilled 1,500 barrels of oil, water and sand into the muskeg 36 kilometers southeast of Fort McMurray, it was a blow for virtually everyone associated with the business of building and maintaining pipelines.

 Global News  Alberta Offers Rebates to Municipalities and Farms that set up solar power
FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2011, file photo, solar panels line the roof of Ikea's Brooklyn store, in New York.

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program will provide rebates of up to 75 cents per watt, to a maximum of $300,000 per project. It opens for applications on March 1. A similar program is to be offered to farmers. On-Farm solar Management will provide $500,000 in provincial and federal funding towards solar energy systems on Alberta farms. The application window for this program starts Feb. 8

Green Tech Media  Is SolarCity's New PV Module The World's Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel
Is SolarCity’s New PV Module the ‘World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel’?

SolarCity has gone from its June 2014 acquisition of solar module startup Silevo to today's announcement of what the company claims is production of "the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent.

 Green Energy Futures  Green Acres Solar Farm, the Largest in Western Canada 

 The Hutterites are ambitious, industrial-scale farmers. The Green Acres colony farms 20,000 acres, runs a hog and chicken operation and operates Crowfoot Plastics, a one-of-a-kind plastics recycling plant just outside Bassano, Alberta.

 MacLeans   Here is What We Know and Don't know about  Alberta Carbon Tax
Premier Rachel Notley, right, and Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips after unveiling Alberta's climate strategy in Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Months of speculation ended Sunday when Premier Rachel Notley and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced a carbon tax is coming to Alberta. Pricing carbon is one of the most sensible policy prescriptions to address greenhouse gas emissions, so this is good news. 

David Suzuki  Strengthening Alberta's Carbon regulations Photo: The new language of climate change

Strengthening Alberta's regulations is a good interim strategy on the road to a long-term climate action plan

New initiative to stop gas being flared off from oil production sites could prevent millions of tonnes of emissions being spewed into the atmosphere

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Health Canada has strikingly revised its position on the health risks of asbestos exposure, bringing the federal government more in line with other developed countries

AREVA Resouces Canada just submitted its final environmental impact statement for its proposed Kiggavik uranium mine near Baker Lake. This photo of the printed binders ran with the company's news release, on their website. (PHOTO COURTESY KIGGAVIK.CA)

Six years after proposing Nunavut’s first uranium mine and milling operation west of Baker Lake, Areva Resources Canada has taken a big step forward by submitting its final environmental impact statement to the Nunavut Impact Review Board