Energy and the Environment at the Alberta School of Business


Energy and Environment Speaker Series 

How has the carbon tax impacted businesses in Alberta?

Alberta introduced an economy wide carbon tax in 2017, with the goal of providing financial incentives for businesses and households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).  The tax is applied to all fuels that emit GHGs when burned, like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. The impact of this tax on businesses has varied, depending on size of the business and the energy intensity.

Join us for the next event in our next Energy and Environment Speaker Series where we will engage with businesses from across various sectors to understand how much of an impact the carbon tax has had to date and what ideas companies may have to maintain competitiveness in their respective sectors.


Stephen Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Mullen Group

Stephen has over 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, corporate finance and leadership. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Mullen Group is one of Canada's largest suppliers of trucking and logistics services as well as specialized transportation services to the oil and natural gas industry in Canada.

Kris Mauthe, President and CEO, Argus Machine

Argus Machine is a fully equipped machining, engineering and design facility based in Edmonton/Nisku, manufacturing a diverse range of oil and gas pipe threading products.

Cam Mitchell, VP Data Analysis and Forecasting, Solution 105

Cam has been active in the energy industry since 2000.  He holds a BSc with a specialization in math and finance and then went on to earn his MBA with specialization in Natural Resources and Energy – both from the University of Alberta.


Solution 105 assists companies in effectively managing their utility portfolio.  Solution 105 takes care of the utility industry for their clients, allowing them to focus on running their business.  Their clients range across retail, property management, health and industrial sectors.

Jeju Varghese
, Director of Canadian Operations, Rig Systems, National Oilwell Varco

Jeju has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years, across a wide breadth of roles, including project management, quality control and facility operations. He holds a BSC in Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business,

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations.  The company is a multinational firm based in Houston, TX, with operations in 1200 locations across six continents.


Event Details:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
The Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
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