Alberta Climate Change

An Uncertain Future Lies Ahead For Alberta's Coal Communities

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our economy is shrinking."

Alberta NDP Pass First Part Of Climate Change Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

It was a bitter fight.

Let's Not Divide Canada Over Pipelines: Notley

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

Notley says she wants to avoid finger-pointing.

Notley Heading To Washington To Boast Alberta's Climate Plan

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

Notley said the trip is not about the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why Are Coal Executives Shocked At Their Own Bad Decisions?

Duncan Kinney | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

Transalta is one of Alberta's largest electricity generation companies and they own and operate a lot of Alberta's thermal coal generation assets. They recently held their annual general meeting and the news and quotes coming out of it are enough to give you pause. So let's look into this.

'Climate Change Is Not A Partisan File,' McKenna Says

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals have made combating climate change a priority, but continue to frustrate some in the environmental movement.

Alberta Hires Former Energy Executive To Transition Off Coal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

As part of its climate change plan, Alberta is shutting down coal-fired electricity generation by 2030.

Big Coal And Its Effect On Alberta

Duncan Kinney | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

While coal phaseout and the clean energy transition is the right decision for Alberta, towns like Hanna, Forestburg, Wabamun, and more are going to be very affected by the change in the short and medium term. We need a high quality employment and investment strategy that supports workers, families and communities affected by the clean energy transition.

Alberta Invests In Solar Energy With Rebate Program

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

"'Solar for all' should be the government's new mantra.''

Alberta's Carbon Tax Collection Might Be Temporary: Minister

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our goal is not to collect the carbon price forever.''

Alberta And Manitoba Premiers Meet To Talk Energy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

In Alberta, Notley last month introduced a sweeping new climate change strategy.

Alberta Entering A 'Constrained' World: Environment Minister

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

Shannon Phillips is working toward a different province than the one in which she grew up.

No Rest For Notley After A Groundbreaking Year

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Sometimes you win people over... sometimes you grind out the change you need.''

Alberta Will Thrive Under Paris Climate Agreement: Notley

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

The so-called Paris Agreement comes less than two months after Alberta's new climate change plan.

Alberta Has Done Its Share For Climate Change: Phillips

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

The new goal aims to keep rising temperatures within 1.5 degrees.

Most Albertans Aren't Pleased With The New Carbon Tax, Poll Says

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

“We’ve consistently found opposition to new taxes in Alberta."

Alberta Energy Companies Voice Support For Climate Change Plans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

The government plans to appoint a facilitator to help in the transition.

First Nations To Have More Say With Alberta's New Climate Policy

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We're not saying no development. Do it in a responsible way.''

Rachel Notley Has Staged A Masterwork Of Political Imagery

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sean Mallen

Rachel Notley's challenge has been to reassure the fiercely skeptical Alberta business elites that were horrified to wake up last May to discover the NDP had risen to power. With the economy already hammered by plummeting oil prices, they feared that the New Democrats would inflict further damage through a climate change plan that would drive up costs and cripple the oil sands. But business leaders in the Alberta can read the financial press as well as the rest of us and now seem to be buying Rachel Notley's view that they better try to be part of the solution.

Notley Says Carbon Tax Revenue Will Only Go To Green Projects

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Every cent that is collected by the carbon tax will be recycled back into the economy immediately."

Alberta Carbon Tax Proceeds Could Become A Slush Fund: Opposition

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Notley should call it what it is — a straight-up tax.

Climate Plan Might Hurt Rural Albertans, Farmers, Warn Opponents

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the government will work to ensure that the tax doesn't have "detrimental economic effects.''

Doctors Praise Alberta's Decision To Phase Out Coal

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

"By focusing on these plants, we can make a huge impact."

Alberta's New Climate Plan Is Historic, But It's Not Enough

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cameron Fenton

Emissions targets were the kind of policy that we needed in the tar sands a decade ago, but today the measure of climate leadership isn't a target for what you won't put in the air -- it's legislation that listen to the science and keeps fossil fuels in the ground.

Alberta Seeks New Image With Bold Climate Change Plan

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

The report also suggests Alberta phase out its coal-fired power generation by 2030.