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Alberta at the forefront of responsible energy development

Three government officials will advocate for greater international trade and market access and promote Alberta’s innovation and responsible energy development in key regions across the U.S.

Alberta’s expertise in energy-related technologies and our interests in building collaborative relationships around the world will be highlighted when Cal Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, attends the Pacific Energy Forum in Seattle, Washington, April 23 - 25.

“Alberta is known to be at the forefront of responsible, sustainable and innovative energy development.  We want to work with Asian partners to better understand how to unlock their unconventional resources in an environmentally sustainable way while encouraging investment in our energy resources.”

Cal Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations

Minister Dallas will share Alberta’s innovations in resource development during a panel discussion on the importance of energy trade to future economic prosperity. 

Alberta has two of 21 carbon capture and storage projects in the world. Our advancements will be on display when Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City from April 28 to May 1. While in Pittsburgh she will give a keynote speech at the 13th annual Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Conference.

“This is a prominent event that will allow us to demonstrate our commitment to clean energy development. At this event Alberta will be able to showcase its investment in carbon capture and storage technology to more than 500 world-leading researchers, policy makers, industry decision-makers and government leaders from more than two dozen countries.”

Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy

In New York City, Minister McQueen will meet with financial institutions and organizations to discuss Canadian and U.S. energy and environment policies, as well as investment in Alberta. 

Market access, trade, and infrastructure are topics that David Dorward, MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar, will discuss with business and government leaders from the Ports-to-Plains Alliance, which represents regions along the economic corridor from Alberta to Texas. The meeting is in Washington, D.C., from April 27 to May 2. 

“It’s imperative to our Building Alberta Plan that goods and services easily flow between jurisdictions through efficient trade corridors in every direction. This includes the south leg that the Ports-to-Plains Alliance represents, which is often referred to as America’s heartland.”

David Dorward, MLA Edmonton-Gold Bar

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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Mission Itineraries

Itinerary for Minister Dallas*

April 23

  • Travel to Seattle

April 24

  • Attend Pacific Energy Forum
    • Panel speaker on energy trade and future economic prosperity
    • Bilateral meetings

April 25

  • Travel to Vancouver
    • Meetings with the business and diplomatic communities

April 26

  • Travel to Edmonton

The cost of the mission including travel, meals and accommodation is estimated at $2,777.
 

Itinerary for Minister McQueen*

April 28

  • Travel to Pittsburgh

April 29

  • Attend 13th Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Conference
    • Keynote address
    • Meetings

April 30

  • Travel to New York City
    • Meet with representatives of financial institutions and other organizations to discuss investment in Alberta
    • Attend New York Energy Forum Receptions
    • Attend 40th Anniversary Gala of the Council for Canadian-American Relations

May 1

  • Travel to Edmonton

The cost of the mission including travel, meals and accommodation is estimated at $6,750.
 

Itinerary for MLA Dorward*

April 27

  • Travel to Washington D.C.

April 28

  • Private time (paid by MLA)

April 29

  • Ports-to-Plains Alliance meeting

April 30

  • Ports-to-Plains Tour

May 1

  • Ports-to-Plains  Tour

May 2

  • Travel to Edmonton

The cost of the mission including travel, meals and accommodation is estimated at $3,300.

*Subject to change


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