Why was Naomi Klein invited to Calgary?

Naomi Klein is bringing her ultra-extreme message condemning the evils of the energy industry, but we can still learn from her

Why was Naomi Klein invited to Calgary?CALGARY, Alta. May 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Anti-oil, anti-pipeline advocate Naomi Klein has a platform to speak at the University of Calgary on May 29. Who invited the bearer of this extreme viewpoint to Calgary, the heartland of pro-pipeline, pro-energy thinking? Klein is one of six big-name speakers invited by the Congress of the Humanities…

Give Albertans a voice in shaping their energy future

Albertans know that change is coming and they want a say in how it will occur

Give Albertans a voice in shaping their energy futureCALGARY, Alta. May 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Alberta's year-old New Democratic Party government is advancing policies to embed its ideology, particularly when it comes to energy issues. But is it listening to Albertans? Premier Rachel Notley’s plan for climate change and energy policy reform coincides with a steep drop in oil prices and economic free-fall in…

Changing the rules of engagement for Alberta power plants

Accelerating the shutdown of Alberta's coal-fired generators could penalize consumers

Changing the rules of engagement for Alberta power plantsCALGARY, Alta. April 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Alberta government is intent on reducing emissions, but the goal could penalize power consumers while hastening the dismantling of an industry. Implementing the ambitious Climate Leadership Plan is a priority for the government. And as a way to improve how Alberta is perceived in the world, it is certainly justified. But electricity…

Pulling the plug on Alberta’s rising electricity costs

How we can keep transmission costs in check in a time of economic stress

Pulling the plug on Alberta’s rising electricity costsCALGARY, Alta. April 12, 2016/Troy Media/ - As Alberta's electricity marketplace shifts dramatically, consumers' bills continue to rise. So in the midst of a tumbling economy, how can we contain rising costs? The Alberta government is fast-tracking the closure of coal-fired generation plants and ramping up renewable energy, all within the framework of an unregulated market. But regulated aspects of electricity – the…

Market based electricity generation at risk in Alberta

Notley government's climate change plans jeopardize the province's deregulated power model

Market based electricity generation at risk in Alberta[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/market-based-electricity-generation-risk-alberta/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on electricity generation [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. March 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Unlike in many North American jurisdictions, electricity in Alberta is generated within a competitive, deregulated market – but that could be about to change. Since 2001, new generation has…

Innovation in non-renewable energy is happening

New non-renewable energy technologies have to be supported while we transition to renewables, which will take decades

Innovation in non-renewable energy is happening[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/innovation-non-renewable-energy/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on non-renewable energy [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. March 16, 2016/Troy Media/ - The clean energy movement's enthusiasm for renewables is invigorating, but has it suppressed our appetite for the innovation needed to develop and use non-renewable energy? “There is a clear global…