Moving Forward by Looking Back: Toward a Renewable Conservation Scheme in Alberta
This article addresses unique features of renewable energy sources, including wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal, and the obstacles to developing them in Alberta. The authors analyze whether a provincial regulatory regime governing all energy sources is possible. After reviewing the key features of Alberta's oil and gas conservation system regime, the authors conclude that based on Alberta's oil and gas experience, regulatory intervention for renewables can succeed in building an efficient energy industry. The authors suggest that Alberta implement a renewable conservation regime with features including renewable title, rights of entry, unitization of resources, and renewable resources.
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