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Stories With Energy

Regulating energy development in Alberta is multifaceted and complex. We are passionate about telling the stories of how our work is done, how far we’ve come, and where we’re going in the future to ensure responsible resource development across the province. This is a selection of a few of these stories – with more to come. 

Prosecution is one option when companies skirt the AER’s rules
The Evergreen Centre is Alberta's innovation station for environmentally mindful energy development
Eleven years ago Doug Kulba, while working as a conservation and reclamation inspector with the Government of Alberta, had a thought: what if technology and innovation could…
Good 2 Know
Dipping into the three-layer dip of an oil sands mine
As the weather gets nicer, the sun shines a little hotter, and the country’s public health restrictions slowly begin to relax, one can’t help but have thoughts of barbecues…
Good 2 Know
Step back in time and experience Alberta during its first oil boom at the Turner Valley Gas Plant
Long before Fort McMurray, Turner Valley was the heart of Alberta’s energy development industry. Natural gas was discovered in Turner Valley in 1914, and the Turner Valley…
Good 2 Know
Taking a look back at Alberta's coal boom in the badlands
During its peak years around 1930 and again later in the mid-1940s, the East Coulee coal mining town near Drumheller in Alberta’s Red Deer River Valley was home to over 3000…
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AER lays Water Act charges against Tamarack Valley Energy
The news of COVID-19 may be keeping Albertans home, but the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) continues to hold companies accountable. On Monday, March 30, the AER laid charges…