Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

Early Coal History to 1900. A widespread and abundant resource, coal has a long history of meeting universal human needs. The Early Development of the Coal Industry: 1874-1914 The dreams of immigrants who sought their future in early Alberta’s coal mining regions varied, but all were fueled by the desire for greater opportunity.

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Coal Properties - Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

A naturally occurring, combustible sedimentary rock, coal is considered one of the world’s most important energy resources. The essential ingredient in coal is carbon, squeezed from the remains of land-based plants that were buried and cooked millions of years ago. Also present in varying percentages is other matter such as hydrogen, ash, nitrogen, sulfur, and water.

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Sources - Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

Mar 28, 2013  Alberta’s deadliest coal mine disaster occurs at Hillcrest, Alberta. An initial gas explosion triggers a larger coal dust explosion, killing 189 miners. The initial fatalities estimate reported in the Edmonton Capital newspaper on June 19, 1914, was later revised.

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Glossary - Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

Glossary. Anthracite: The highest rank or quality of dark black coal, containing only a small percentage of volatile matter and a high percentage of carbon up to 90 to 95%. Bituminous: A high rank or quality of coal that contains 70 to 85% carbon. Blackjack: A dark material of zinc blend or sulfide of zinc. Btu: Abbreviation for British thermal unit; a measurement used in the coal industry to ...

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Ancient China - Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

The Second World War begins to revive Alberta’s economy and coal industry, which had declined during the Great Depression. A view of the booming International Coal and Coke Company Ltd. at Coleman, ca. 1945; increased demand for steam coal during the war years led to greater production within the industry. Source: Glenbow Archives, NC-54-2930

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Contemporary Challenges - Coal - Alberta's Energy Heritage

The Second World War begins to revive Alberta’s economy and coal industry, which had declined during the Great Depression. A view of the booming International Coal and Coke Company Ltd. at Coleman, ca. 1945; increased demand for steam coal during the war years led to greater production within the industry. Source: Glenbow Archives, NC-54-2930

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Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

May 07, 2020  Long before Alberta's first oil and gas boom, the province relied on coal to heat homes, generate electricity, and provide fuel for transportation. Coal was also the first energy commodity to be exported from the province, starting in the late 1800s. By the 1960s, however, oil and natural gas mostly replaced coal as Alberta's primary sources of energy.

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Coal policy engagement Alberta.ca

Feb 08, 2021  Coal lease sales in Category 2 lands also remain paused while we examine Alberta’s long-term approach to coal development. Coal exploration halted on Category 2 lands Based on input from Albertans, the initial survey results and a recommendation from the Coal Policy Committee, the Minister of Energy has directed coal companies to halt ...

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Coal Alberta.ca

Information related to Alberta’s coal industry. Alberta energy online services. Mineral and surface rights mapping, energy news, information letters, subscriptions and other online resources. Coal public offerings and results. Record of coal public offering notices. Leasing and maintenance.

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Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

May 07, 2020  Long before Alberta's first oil and gas boom, the province relied on coal to heat homes, generate electricity, and provide fuel for transportation. Coal was also the first energy commodity to be exported from the province, starting in the late 1800s. By the 1960s, however, oil and natural gas mostly replaced coal as Alberta's primary sources of energy.

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Coal in Alberta - Wikipedia

Vista Coal Project. Coalspur Mining Ltd's Vista Coal Project, just east of Hinton, Alberta, and approximately 40 kilometres from the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park, has been described as the largest thermal-coal-for-export project in Canada, and perhaps the largest in North America . According to JWN Energy, the Vista Coal Project has a "surface area of 9,984 hectares" with a ...

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Coal in Alberta Alberta Geological Survey

Alberta contains vast amounts of coal distributed throughout the southern Plains, Foothills, and Mountains. The AER estimates there are 91 billion tonnes of coal resources at depth suitable for mining. There is an additional 2 trillion tonnes of coal at depth in the Alberta Plains that may be suited for coalbed methane (CBM) exploration. Coal in the Foothills and Mountains would also ...

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Coal Alberta.ca

Information related to Alberta’s coal industry. Alberta energy online services. Mineral and surface rights mapping, energy news, information letters, subscriptions and other online resources. Coal public offerings and results. Record of coal public offering notices. Leasing and maintenance.

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Coal types Alberta.ca

Alberta Energy Coal and Mineral Development Unit North Petroleum Plaza 9945 108 Street * Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G6 * Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor. Calgary (drop-off location only) Address: Alberta Energy 300, 801 6 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2. Related. Canada’s oil and gas entrepreneurs.

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Conventional Oil - Alberta's Energy Heritage

The period from the 1880s to 1946 saw Alberta become a small, but significant player in world energy markets following oil discoveries in the province. The Leduc Era: 1947 to 1970 s The discovery of Leduc No. 1 touched off a period of rapid change for both the oil industry and the province of Alberta.

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Coal Mining Authorizations Alberta Energy Regulator

A coal exploration program (CEP) is required for exploration activities on public land; Under REDA, the AER is responsible for reviewing Water Act applications and submissions related to Alberta's energy resource industry. Under the Water Act, the AER reviews applications and submissions related to the development of energy resources. The AER ...

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Energy Alberta.ca

Alberta has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world – 10% of total proven global oil reserves. Approximately 99% of these reserves are in the oil sands. Between 2011 and 2017, overall average oil sands emission intensity in Alberta decreased by 19%. With additional technology, GHG intensity can be reduced by up to 20% by 2030.

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Elan Project Put on Pause Thanks to Alberta Coal Policy ...

The minister of energy has issued a directive to the Alberta Energy regulator (AER) that no mountaintop removal will be permitted and all restrictions under the 1976 coal categories are to apply, including all restrictions on surface mining in cat 2 lands; and all future coal exploration approvals on cat 2 lands will be prohibited, pending ...

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List of generating stations in Alberta - Wikipedia

This is a list of electrical generating stations in Alberta, Canada.. Alberta produces a large share of its electricity through natural gas and a decreasing share of its electricity through coal (the latter to be phased out by 2023, seven years ahead of the provincial and federal phase-out). Over the last few years, a booming economy and the deregulation of the electricity market has led to ...

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Coal mining in Alberta: Where do we go from here?

Mar 06, 2021  According to the Alberta Energy Regulator, there are 91 billion tonnes of coal resources at depths suitable for mining in the province, and coal-bearing formations underlie about 300,000 square ...

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Our Alberta Heritage - Gas Alberta Energy

Jul 29, 2020  Head Office: 350, 2618 Hopewell Place N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J7. Tel: 403.516.6258 Fax: 403.509.2611

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Alberta To Rescind Coal Development Policy - Energy and ...

May 28, 2020  Effective May 15, 2020, Alberta Energy placed a 120-day moratorium on all new applications for coal rights while it resolves all existing coal lease applications. Originally published May 21, 2020 The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter.

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Conventional Oil - Alberta Energy Resources Heritage - YouTube

An introduction to the history of conventional oil - a big part of Alberta's energy resources heritage.

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Coal in Alberta - Wikipedia

Vista Coal Project. Coalspur Mining Ltd's Vista Coal Project, just east of Hinton, Alberta, and approximately 40 kilometres from the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park, has been described as the largest thermal-coal-for-export project in Canada, and perhaps the largest in North America . According to JWN Energy, the Vista Coal Project has a "surface area of 9,984 hectares" with a ...

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Coal mining in Alberta: Where do we go from here?

Mar 06, 2021  According to the Alberta Energy Regulator, there are 91 billion tonnes of coal resources at depths suitable for mining in the province, and coal-bearing formations underlie about 300,000 square ...

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Coal types Alberta.ca

Alberta Energy Coal and Mineral Development Unit North Petroleum Plaza 9945 108 Street * Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G6 * Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor. Calgary (drop-off location only) Address: Alberta Energy 300, 801 6 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2. Related. Canada’s oil and gas entrepreneurs.

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Coal Mining Authorizations Alberta Energy Regulator

A coal exploration program (CEP) is required for exploration activities on public land; Under REDA, the AER is responsible for reviewing Water Act applications and submissions related to Alberta's energy resource industry. Under the Water Act, the AER reviews applications and submissions related to the development of energy resources. The AER ...

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New Alberta coal policy coming next week, energy minister ...

Feb 05, 2021  The Alberta government will unveil a new coal policy next week intended to quell rising concern about a potential expansion of mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the energy ...

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No details: Alberta energy minister announces date for ...

Feb 24, 2021  Heavy equipment operates at an open-pit coal mine in B.C., just west of the Alberta border. After widespread public outcry, the United Conservative

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Energy Alberta.ca

Alberta has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world – 10% of total proven global oil reserves. Approximately 99% of these reserves are in the oil sands. Between 2011 and 2017, overall average oil sands emission intensity in Alberta decreased by 19%. With additional technology, GHG intensity can be reduced by up to 20% by 2030.

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Alberta To Rescind Coal Development Policy - Energy and ...

May 28, 2020  Effective May 15, 2020, Alberta Energy placed a 120-day moratorium on all new applications for coal rights while it resolves all existing coal lease applications. Originally published May 21, 2020 The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter.

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Elan Project Put on Pause Thanks to Alberta Coal Policy ...

The minister of energy has issued a directive to the Alberta Energy regulator (AER) that no mountaintop removal will be permitted and all restrictions under the 1976 coal categories are to apply, including all restrictions on surface mining in cat 2 lands; and all future coal exploration approvals on cat 2 lands will be prohibited, pending ...

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Alberta cancels controversial coal leases, but mining ...

Jan 18, 2021  Since the policy was rescinded, the Alberta Energy Regulator has allowed coal exploration on lands Smith and Blades use to graze their cattle, Harrison said. At the same time, companies including Australia’s Atrum have been pushing forward with plans for open-pit coal mines in regions previously protected as category 2 lands.

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Oilsands - Alberta Energy Resources Heritage - YouTube

A brief introduction to Alberta's oilsands - a big part of Alberta's energy resources heritage.

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Coal Policy Alberta.ca

Apr 23, 2021  Coal exploration activity on Category 2 lands is paused, effective April 23, 2021. All existing laws and regulations relating to coal development remain in place and unchanged. All coal development projects will continue to be considered through the existing rigorous Alberta Energy Regulator review process.

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Life of a Mine Part 1 - Consultation — Albertans for a ...

Apr 02, 2021  Coal leases grant exclusive rights to coal under a section of land and are granted by Alberta Energy for a 15-year renewable term. The application and coal leasing process does not consider environmental concerns, and there is normally little to no opportunity for public participation in the granting of leases.

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Alberta’s mountaintop mining ban won’t affect proposed ...

Feb 25, 2021  Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced an “outright ban” on mountaintop-removal coal mining in early February. Now, the premier’s office and the Alberta Energy Regulator have confirmed to The Narwhal that the narrow definition of this type of mining does not apply to any past, present or proposed coal mines in the province.

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