History of Alberta Oil and Gas Climate Policy Preferences

Pivotal Policy Moment

Alberta's Climate Change Strategy Released

02/01/2002

The plan's overall target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 50% by the year 2020.

Alberta's 2008 Climate Change Strategy

11/04/2008

On 4 November 2008, Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Amendment Act, 2008 enacted as an amendment to the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act.

Alberta 40/40 Plan Introduced

04/03/2013

Oil Sands Development

First Commercial SAGD Project

2001

Canada Ratifies the Kyoto Protocol

December 12 2002

Oil Sands Production = 1 million BPD

2004

Canada Signs the Copenhagen Accord

2009

Non-binding agreement to reduce emissions by 17$% from 2005 levels by 2020.

Canadian Executives Call for Carbon Price

11/08/2010

Select oil and gas companies (including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, Ecnana, Nexen, and Shell) call for carbon pricing that is broadly applied.

Clean Air Renewable Energy Coalition

12/27/2010

Interest group lobbying Federal government for green power. The Coalition described itself as a 'counter-intuitive group of strange bedfellows,' laser focused on advancing the cause of 'Green Power' in Canada.

Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

12/13/2011