Alberta ought to use an internationally recognized and vetted sustainability framework and vocabulary to measure and communicate its sustainability performance to the world, rather than yet another home-made solution. The UN spent three years developing and vetting the SDGs to ensure they accurately reflected the world's sustainability priorities.
Now human minds aren't really built to understand exponential growth curves but we are right at the beginning of one. The size of the solar PV market in Alberta has increased by 107 per cent in the last year. Based on what's in the development pipeline this little graph will look very different in just a couple of years. There are many different projects in various stages of pre-development that would bring 385 megawatts of solar PV online.
In April 2015 Edmonton city council unanimously passed the Edmonton Community Energy Transition Strategy. Don Iveson supported the plan and he is a big believer in the capacity of local governments to get stuff done on climate change.
The concern is largely because of the unknown. "We don't have any facts, we just have the platform," Steve Laut, president
Rachel Notley's NDP government is expected to have a different approach to managing corporate Alberta, in general and the
It's February 2014. Our strong energy sector has been the envy of the world ever since Greenpeace used our province as an example of responsible resource development because we've reduced our net carbon emissions every year since 2010, in spite of increased production from our oilsands.
EDMONTON - Almost three dozen landowner, labour, aboriginal and environmental groups are demanding that the man hired to
Alberta and Ontario are, from an outsider's perspective, remarkably similar. Their residents sing the same anthem, they drink the same double-double's and a vast number of people in both places live vicariously through the local hockey team. But in one key aspect Ontario is practically another world. It has embraced renewable energy like nowhere else in North America.
The province announced yesterday that their projected budget deficit may actually be more than 300% higher - or as much as
Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is pleased that her counterparts supported her idea for a Canadian energy strategy