Alberta Law Review (ALR) is a student-run publication whose primary purpose is to enhance discourse on Canadian legal issues. Founded in 1955, the ALR is published by the Alberta Law Review Society, an organization consisting of law students at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Built upon the hard work of student editors at both law faculties, the ALR is published every quarter and has roughly 1,000 pages per volume. ALR publishes an annual Energy Law Edition as the fruition of a longstanding partnership between the Alberta Law Review and the Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF). Every year, the CELF hosts its Annual Jasper Research Seminar, an event devoted to the exploration of energy law topics of current interest that attracts practitioners from across the country.
The Department of Natural Resources (French: Ministère des Ressources naturelles), operating under the FIP applied title Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is the ministry of the government of Canada responsible for natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests, earth sciences, mapping and remote sensing. NRCan has a responsibility to create a sustainable resource advantage for Canadians – now and in the future. Attaining this vision requires collective efforts on the part of all stakeholders in natural resources from coast to coast. Each portfolio agency plays an important and unique role to help ensure a strong resource future for Canadians through promoting growth, competitiveness and environmental leadership. Click here for a full list of acts and regulations that the Ministry is responsible for.
The National Energy Board regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest, considering economic, environmental, and social impact to represent the ever-changing interests and concerns of Canadians. The National Energy Board is Canada’s energy and safety regulator. It oversees safety for the full life cycle of a project – from approval to construction to operation to abandonment. It works with communities, sharing the goal of making energy infrastructure as safe as it can be.
The Canadian Association o f Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry. They support industry growth and advocate for economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance. CAPP maintains a variety of publications, presentations, statistics and background information on the oil and natural gas industry that CELF members and partners may find useful.
The Energy Council of Canada is a vehicle for strategic thinking, collaboration and action by senior energy executives in the private and public sectors with an interest in national, continental and global energy issues. The Energy Council’s mission is to forge a better understanding of energy issues in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians. Energy corporations, energy industry associations, Canadian federal and provincial government departments and agencies, academic organizations, professional services firms, as well as Crown corporations are members of the Council. Their energy interests cover all forms of energy.
The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public. The Institute is a unique research-focussed organization whose output and staff are very highly regarded and respected both in Canada and abroad. CERI’s economic studies are highly relevant and objective and the analysis and advice contained therein are sought by government and business planners and decision-makers. CERI is envisaged as being a premier centre in its field in Canada and one of the most prestigious energy economics research institutes in the world. Because of its reputation, the Institute is often represented on national and international advisory panels and at conferences and symposiums deliberating energy and related environmental issues.
Alberta Law Blog (ABlawg) is the University of Calgary Faculty of Law Blog, which includes commentary by faculty members, sessional instructors, research associates at affiliated institutes, and students on court and tribunal decisions as well as legislative and policy developments in Alberta and beyond.
Provincial Energy Ministries & Regulatory Bodies
- British Columbia Ministry of Energy & Mines
- Alberta Energy
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy – Oil & Gas Resources
- Manitoba Mineral Resources
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
- Quebec Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources (EN)
- Quebec Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles (FR)
- Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Natural Resources
- Nova Scotia Department of Energy
- New Brunswick Energy & Resource Development
- Yukon Energy Mines & Resources
- Northwest Territories Environment & Natural Resources
- Nunavut Energy