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Minister Sonya Savage
Sonya Savage was sworn in as Minister of Energy and Deputy House Leader on April 30, 2019.
Parliamentary Secretary Searle Turton
Searle Turton was appointed parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Energy on November 23, 2021. He has also served as the private sector union liaison for the Ministry of Labour and Immigration since May 7, 2020.
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- Alberta has the fourth-largest proven oil reserves in the world – 9% of total proven global oil reserves.
- Approximately 99% of these reserves are in the oil sands.
- Between 2011 and 2019, overall average oil sands emission intensity in Alberta decreased by 22%.
- With additional technology, GHG intensity can be further reduced by up to 20% by 2030.
- Canada is in the top five of natural gas producers in the world – two-thirds of which come from Alberta.
- Alberta’s abundant natural gas reserves can meet Canadian demand for the next 300 years.
- Manages and develops policy for the development of province's resources
- Grants industry the right to explore for and develop energy and mineral resources
- Establishes, administers and monitors the effectiveness of fiscal and royalty systems
- Oversees a reliable and affordable electricity system for Albertans
- Encourages additional investment that creates jobs and economic prosperity
Energy’s mission is to assure sustained prosperity in the interests of Albertans through the stewardship of energy and mineral resource systems, responsible development and wise use of energy.
Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
A new 10-year grant program will attract investment to Alberta’s petrochemical sector, helping to diversify the economy and create jobs.
Red tape reduction
Completed red tape reduction initiatives include eliminating departmental review of oilsand scheme approvals and simplifying processes for electricity and natural gas advertising.
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Alberta’s electricity system
The reversal of the capacity market and elimination of the regulated rate cap on electricity helps to restore investor confidence in Alberta’s electricity system.
- Dec 03, 2021
Energy Minister Sonya Savage will travel to the United States to promote Alberta’s energy sector to international decision-makers, investors and state legislators from Dec. 5-12.
- Nov 17, 2021
Updated legislation would allow technical innovations to be incorporated into the provincial electricity system, redefining how Albertans use the electricity grid.
- Nov 10, 2021
Minister of Energy Sonya Savage and chair of the Coal Policy Committee Ron Wallace issued the following statement on the deadline being extended for the committee’s engagement and final reports: