Alberta ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs
Will be folded into other departments or the current Emissions Reduction Alberta.
Alberta introduces bill to put deadlines on energy project approvals
Review found some decisions on whether to allow an oil and gas project to proceed took too long.
AER blocks sale of Shell assets over clean-up concerns
A test case of the regulator’s determination to avoid clean-up costs for energy facilities falling to the taxpayer.
Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands
Follows suspended environmental reporting requirements for all industry amid COVID-19 concerns.
Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructuring
Less hierarchy, duplication and more integration as it adapts to 22% less of its operating budget.
Imperial Oil’s Kearl oil sands tailings plan wins conditional AER approval
Has concerns with Imperial Oil’s assumptions about its treatment technology performance will match actual results.
Alberta oil sands project wins regulator approval despite Indigenous objections
10,000 bpd steam-driven Rigel oil sands project proposed by Prosper Petroleum declared in the public interest.
Oil sands tailings pond approval terms shortened for former Shell facilities
Plans beyond the next few years do not meet the AER’s requirements and government policy.