Alex MacWilliam

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Significant developments in Canadian carbon legislation and policy

On June 6, 2016, Alberta passed the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, creating a carbon levy on fuel consumption. This legislation marks the provincial government’s first step towards executing its Climate Leadership...more

7/13/2016 - Canada Carbon Taxes Climate Action Plan Climate Change Corporate Taxes Energy Projects Levy Oil & Gas Pending Legislation Renewable Energy

Alberta's Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

The Alberta Government introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, on May 24, 2016. The Bill proposes a carbon levy on fuel consumption and marks the Government’s first step towards executing Alberta’s...more

5/27/2016 - Canada Carbon Taxes CLIA Climate Change Pending Legislation

Alberta’s Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

The Alberta Government introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, on May 24, 2016. The Bill proposes a carbon levy on fuel consumption and marks the Government’s first step towards executing Alberta’s...more

5/27/2016 - Canada Carbon Emissions Climate Change Coal-Fired Generation Energy Sector Fuel Standards Greenhouse Gas Emissions Levy Methane Natural Gas Oil & Gas Oil Sands Proposed Legislation

Obama methane regulations come into focus: EPA finalizes methane standards for new O&G sources; requests information for existing...

On Thursday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a significant step toward meeting the Obama administration's pledge to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector to 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by...more

5/13/2016 - EPA Final Rules Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methane Obama Administration Oil & Gas

"Something’s happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear...yet"

With apologies to Stephen Stills, we introduce our initial bulletin on the Alberta Climate Leadership Policy announced by the Provincial Government on November 22, 2015. As is the case with most broad policy announcements,...more

11/30/2015 - Canada Climate Change Energy Policy Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Alberta Announces More Stringent GHG Emission Regulations and Climate Change Policy Review Panel

In her first major policy announcement since taking office six weeks ago, Alberta’s Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips announced on June 25, 2015 that Alberta’s primary GHG regulation will be renewed and updated....more

7/14/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Climate Change Coal-Fired Generation Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Utilities Sector

Recent developments in Canada expected to impact climate change policy - Canada makes INDC commitment ahead of Paris COP

Canada joined 36 other countries in May and submitted its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC in advance of the Paris COP 21. Canada’s INDC is noteworthy in that it contains some interesting...more

7/9/2015 - Climate Change COP G-7 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) Natural Resources UNFCCC

Alberta Announces More Stringent GHG Emission Regulations and Climate Change Policy Review Panel

In her first major policy announcement since taking office five weeks ago, Alberta’s Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips announced today that Alberta’s primary GHG regulation will be renewed and updated. The...more

6/26/2015 - Canada Clean Energy Climate Change Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Public Policy

Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands...more

3/19/2013 - Canada Energy Exploration Licenses Pipelines Renewable Energy Shale Gas

Oh Canada! Significant Developments In Canadian Energy - January 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News  - East Coast News  - West Coast News  - Canadian Arctic News  - Alternative Energy  - On the Horizon  - Abbreviations  - Excerpt from Oil Sands...more

2/21/2013 - Biofuel Joint Venture Oil & Gas Oil Sands Renewable Energy Wind Power

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