Alberta

Oil and gas top the list of valuable resources being extracted in Alberta, but there are other stories in the mining and exploration industries here, including coal and precious gemstones. 

Recent Alberta articles

NAIT is currently working on Phase 1 of the applied research project to test DME in long-haul trucks in Alberta.
Education, Renewable Energy, Alberta NAIT applies DME to long-haul trucks in Alberta

NAIT researcher explains DME, NAIT’s applied research project with industry partners, and how close the alternative renewable fuel is to market.

by Jillian Clark
A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

by Jillian Clark
Four men on a roof working on an equipment installation.
Education, Alberta Microgrid innovation at Medicine Hat College

Bluenergy Solarwind perfects double-helix urban wind turbine for Medicine Hat College’s microgrid.

by Jillian Clark
Wind turbine at the Old Man 1 wind farm.
Alberta Competing in the Renewable Energy Program

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation and Boralex join forces as Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership to compete in the AESO’s Renewable Energy Program.

by Jillian Clark
Near Pincher Creek with Livingston Range in background.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Energy winds are changing

CanWEA reports on wind energy in Alberta

by Jillian Clark
A headshot of Tracey Meintjes, a metallurgical engineer and principal with Moose Mountain Technical Services
Company Profiles, Mines, Alberta, British Columbia, Maritimes, Global Moose Mountain Technical Services: Consultants to mining and exploration clients

Moose Mountain Technical Services offers independent consulting to mining and exploration clients, covering services from exploration to closure.

by Jillian Clark
A female student is wearing a hard hat in front of a crane.
Education, Alberta NAIT evolves to meet industry demands

NAIT opens a new building to handle more students in Spruce Grove, Alberta

by Jillian Clark
Students are in a forest for an outdoor classroom as part of a mining education experience.
Education, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Educational mining and energy programs offered in Western Canada

Study for a career in mining and energy, or upgrade your skill set at one of Western Canada’s higher education institutions.

by Jillian Clark
Heather's team works with companies in the oil and gas industry to find solutions to their sustainability challenges. She is shown here in the lab.
Rock Stars, Minerals, Mines, Alberta Rock Star Heather Kaminsky—“Queen of Clay”

Heather Kaminsky, Lead Researcher at NAIT’s Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability, helps the oil and gas industry find solutions to their problems with clay.

by Jillian Clark
Ammolite is rainbow-coloured even in its raw form.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Korite finds rare gems in Alberta

Korite, a Canadian-owned, Calgary-based company is on a mission to colour the world with ammolite.

by Jillian Clark
Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

by Jillian Clark
An aerial view (via drone) of the Tecolutla onshore oil and gas development block in the Tampico-Misantla Basin, located within Mexico’s Veracruz state.
Energy, Alberta, Global Mexican energy reform: follow “first movers” to find oil and gas opportunities in the south

International Frontier Resources of Calgary has been awarded an onshore oil & gas development block in Mexico because of the de-nationalization of the industry.

by Jillian Clark
2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee, James 'Jim' Carter.
Rock Stars, Energy, Alberta Oilsands pioneer James “Jim” Carter inducted into the 2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

A pioneer of the oil sands, education advocate, and respectful leader is inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

by Jillian Clark
Map of the Athabasca Diamond Projects.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta, Saskatchewan De Beers returns West Athabasca to CanAlaska

De Beers' exploration team has interpreted the 85 large magnetic anomalies scattered across the claims to be most likely associated with magnetic minerals.

Atlas Coal Mine encompasses 70 acres and 20 dozen preserved buildings.
Education, Mines, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan 7 must-visit museums on the Prairies to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

Explore the history and development of Canada's mining industry with a visit to one of these museums.

by Jillian Clark
Bob Moffatt, standing in front of weathered building.
Rock Stars, History, Mines, Alberta Bob Moffatt: A pioneer of Canada’s energy sector

Even after retiring, Bob Moffatt has returned to Atlas Coal Mine—his first place of employment.

by Jillian Clark
Morgan Solar uses Sun Simba CPV modules.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Morgan Solar Wins Contract to Build Largest Solar Project in Alberta

Morgan Solar was awarded the contract to build Alberta Solar One

by Kevin Miller
Pictured left to right: Joe Bacsu, Lliam Hildebrand, Adam Cormier.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Iron & Earth Promotes the Unification of Oil and Gas with Renewable Energies

A focus on retraining and outreach drives this non-profit organization to diversify Canada’s tradespeople to match Canada’s changing economy.

by Jillian Clark
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