Blogs are opinion pieces and reflect their author’s views

I  Introduction The issues of curtailment, pipeline proposals, pipeline apportionment and curtailment are very topical.  In simplest terms, apportionment and curtailment are two sides of the same coin.  Apportionment is done by Enbridge and reduces shipments to match capacity. One specific issue is the proposal by Enbridge to change its’ Mainline from a common carrier […]

Written by: Brian Livingston

Given the ongoing difficult situation that Canada finds itself in our relations with China as a result of the arrest in Vancouver last December of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and China’s subsequent retaliation by detaining two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and blocking or impeding the entry into China of several key Canadian exports, […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Probably very few people can enthuse about chronic wasting disease like Brian Bietz does. A biologist by training with a strong background in regulatory processes, Bietz is an executive fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, where he focuses on environmental issues pertaining to Alberta’s oil and gas industry. What has that […]

  On July 24, 2019 the Government of Alberta announced an end to plans for Alberta’s electricity market to include a “capacity market” and instead stick with the existing “energy-only” framework that has been in place since 2000.  Plans for the capacity market were well advanced with the first capacity auction due next year.  The […]

Written by: Matt Ayres

You would think that after a brilliant career serving in deputy ministerial positions provincially and federally, working as a G7 deputy, teaching at the university level and helping to establish the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing – all of it capped off by an Order of Canada award – Paul Boothe would be ready to […]