Technical Session: Bacon & Regs

  • 2019 Business Conference Program
  • May 29, 2019
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Join us for our opening session, Breakfast and Regs.  During breakfast you’ll hear from three great speakers on the latest regulations and incentives for working in the Province of Saskatchewan.


Presentation #1: Carbon Markets vs. Carbon Tax, Alastair Handley

Social trends and pressures are pushing governments and corporations around the world to be cleaner and greener. Corporations are responding by developing sustainable supply chains and taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Governments are responding by putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions using a tax (IE a carbon tax) or an environmental market. Unfortunately the political rhetoric in Canada about pricing carbon is rife with misinformation and is causing confusion. The result is more uncertainty for industries that are facing a price on GHG emissions. Listen to Alastair and learn about the difference between and carbon tax and a carbon market and find out how carbon markets can generate new revenue streams instead of being burdensome cost.

Presentation #2: Prairie Resilience Climate Change Strategy, David Stevenson

The Government of Saskatchewan released its overarching Prairie Resilience climate change strategy in December 2017, which outlined multiple commitments across five areas designed to make Saskatchewan more resilient to the climatic, economic and policy impacts of climate change. As part of the Prairie Resilience strategy, government has developed output-based performance standards that apply to more than 40 Saskatchewan industrial facilities. Since the release of Prairie Resilience there has been significant development of legislation and regulation related to the management of greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan. David will present an update of the implementation of regulatory commitments made in Prairie Resilience with a focus on how new requirements will impact the oil and gas sector in Saskatchewan.