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International Travel Expenses

On May 5, 2004 the Alberta government adopted a new policy on the mandatory publication of international travel expenses for Ministers, MLAs and Ministers' office staff.

International Travel Expenses --

International mission/travel:

International Travel Expenses

Ministry of :

Name of international mission/travel :

Minister Knight travels to Aspen, Colorado to accept award for leadership and innovation (Energy and Environment award for CCS)

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
March 25, 2009 to March 28, 2009

Places visited :
Aspen, Colorado

Purpose of travel :
Alberta is being recognized by a U.S. energy and environment organization (The Aspen Institute and National Geographic) for its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through carbon capture and storage technology.

News release :
Final report :
More information :


Expenditures by Participants
Energy Minister Mel Knight traveled to Aspen, Colorado to accept an award on behalf of the Government of Alberta, for it's commitment to Carbon Capture and Storage. The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Awards ceremony was held as part of the Aspen Environment Forum.
Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes cell phone rental and usage charges, conference/registration fees, fax and internet charges, passport and visa fees, medical and inoculation fees, laundry and dry cleaning, baggage handling, meeting rooms, and other sundry expenditures)
Total $5,045.20
General Mission Expenditures
2009 Aspen Awards
Receptions and Hosting (receptions, luncheons, dinners, and events that are hosted by the Government of Alberta (includes reception related costs for room rental, food, beverages, catering staff, service charges, entertainment, flowers))
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
Total $0.00
Total Costs $5,045.20

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