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TransAlta soars on Alberta climate change plan

TransAlta Corp. gained the most in seven years after the Alberta government announced a phase-out of coal generation and an acceleration of wind and solar power construction, giving the renewable energy producer an edge over competitors. 218 more words


Edmonton-based Epcor eyeing new business in Ontario

Edmonton-based Epcor Utilities Inc. is looking to capitalize on new business opportunities in Ontario, where it plans to move into electricity distribution and make its first foray into distributing natural gas. 550 more words


Coal-fired power plants feel the heat of Alberta's new carbon tax rules

Brian Vaasjo is concerned about stranded assets.

Despite standing alongside Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips as she described the beginnings of her government’s new climate change strategy at a news conference, the CEO of Capital Power Corp. 977 more words


REITs and some utility bonds remain attractive

Rising yields will remain a significant headwind for Canadian corporate bonds during the remainder of the year, but further tightening of spreads should help offset some of the impact. 478 more words


TransAlta abandons Alberta's $1.4B carbon-capture plant

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. has abandoned plans to build a $1.4-billion carbon capture and storage facility at an Alberta coal-fired electricity plant because the company had no buyers for the carbon dioxide and no way to credit from the plan. 815 more words


Updated: Capital Power hedges political bets

Capital Power Corp., the $1.4 billion publically traded company spun off from city-owned Epcor in mid-2009, has a short history as a separate company but its political donations reflect the changing landscape of Alberta politics. 261 more words


Dividend yields an easy way to profit

At this time of year, many investors are examining their portfolios to re-assess tax efficiency. They will find that one of the easiest ways of improving tax efficiency is by adding dividend-yielding investments. 447 more words