Category Archives: Alberta Power Industry

Lawrence Solomon: Tyranny of the north

(August 19, 2011) Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, was in the news this week for brashly announcing an expropriation of the mineral rights of the citizens of his country. We don’t seize private property that way in our democracy. We seize it silently and in plain sight, as seen in the province of Alberta, which so deftly passed stealth legislation two years ago that most Albertans are only now discovering the government’s audacious takeover of their property rights. Continue reading

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Coal is cool again. Just ask Ralp

(Feb. 9, 2006) It looks that way. The Alberta Department of Energy yesterday confirmed that coal, the lowly, grubby black stuff otherwise known as yesterday’s fuel, will make a star appearance in Premier Ralph Klein’s Throne Speech on Feb. 22. Details are scant, but it looks like Mr. Klein will extol the virtues of coal as an enthusiastic wannabe member of the new “integrated” energy policy, side by side with oil and natural gas and a few green bits. Continue reading

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Coal is cool again. Just ask Ralph

(February 9, 2006) It looks that way. The Alberta Department of Energy yesterday confirmed that coal, the lowly, grubby black stuff otherwise known as yesterday’s fuel, will make a star appearance in Premier Ralph Klien’s Throne Speech on Feb. 22. Continue reading

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Re: Going nuclear

(November 10, 2003) The author of your editorial promoting nuclear power for Alberta should have checked the market evidence on nuclear economics before stating that “economics alone suggest that Alberta should not be ruling out the nuclear option.” Continue reading

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Unfettered electricity markets fuel cynics in Alberta

(June 6, 2002) Calgary — Alberta businessman John Davies has spent a year and a half on the deregulation roller coaster, and he’s now tired of the ride. Continue reading

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King Coal is back on throne for electricity generators

(March 10, 2001) Alberta-based companies such as Enmax Corp., TransAlta Corp., and Epcor have announced plans for new coal-fired plants with enough power to light more than a million homes. Continue reading

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Electricity deregulation under fire

(January 3, 2001) Now that Alberta has officially exposed its electricity industry to market forces, the cry to pull the plug on deregulation has reached fever pitch. Continue reading

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