About Alberta Energy
- manages the development of province's non-renewable resources including coal, minerals, natural gas, petrochemicals, conventional oil and oil sands and renewable energy (wind, bioenergy, solar, hydro, geothermal, etc.)
- grants industry the right to explore for and develop energy and mineral resources
- establishes, administers and monitors the effectiveness of fiscal and royalty systems
- promotes energy efficiency and conservation by both Albertans and industry
- encourages additional investment that creates jobs and economic prosperity.
The Minister of Energy has been assigned key initiatives by the Premier.
Alberta is a global energy leader, recognized as a responsible world-class energy supplier, an energy technology champion, a sophisticated energy consumer and a solid global environmental citizen.
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.
- Assure energy supply and benefits from energy and mineral resource development for Albertans
- Lead and engage citizens, communities, industry and governments to achieve effective stewardship of Alberta’s energy resources
- Lead and support the development of energy related infrastructure, innovation, markets and regulatory systems
Effective April 1, 2011 - April 1, 2014.
In Alberta the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is responsible for the development of Alberta’s oil and gas resources and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) is responsible for the distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas to Alberta consumers.