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EDMONTON — Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the first round results of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program: “These results were literally record-breaking—the lowest wind power prices in Canadian history. It just goes to show that when you combine a great renewable energy resource, steadily falling technology…

Gareth McDonald Job Title: Senior Lead, Development Company: BluEarth Renewables Inc. Education/Credentials: BSc Honours, Environmental Science, University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) and 11 years of experience working on multiple wind, solar and hydro projects. Walk us through a typical day at work. What are your roles and responsibilities? I work on the development of renewable…

Let’s start with a prediction: Any move Ottawa makes toward a price on carbon pollution will be greeted with a chorus of concerns about competitiveness. Expect to hear that companies will be at risk. That some will pull up stakes and move to jurisdictions where they can pollute more. And that we’ll all be poorer…

First Ministers Meeting on climate December 2016

OTTAWA—Clean Energy Canada released the following statement in response to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change released today: QUOTES “For the first time, governments across Canada are working together to hit a national climate target. That’s real progress. “It took leadership from the federal government and many of the premiers to get today’s…

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today its plans to facilitate the transition away from coal-fired power. Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response: QUOTES “Earlier this week the federal government announced that traditional coal-fired power plants would be phased out across Canada by 2030. That leaves provinces with coal-fired…

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today that it will introduce a Renewable Electricity Act and initiate a competitive bidding process in 2017 to deliver 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable power, en route to 5,000 MW of renewable power by 2030. QUOTES “By legislating Alberta’s target of generating 30 per cent of electricity from…

Setting a firm clean electricity target opens Alberta up for billions in investment and thousands of new jobs EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today a firm target to generate 30 per cent of the province’s electricity from renewable sources such as wind, hydro and solar by 2030. This coincides with the government’s commitment to…

When dairy farmer John Bocock decided to install solar panels on his family’s farm northwest of Edmonton instead of leasing a bigger transformer, his reasons were practical. First, it was a smart economic investment. Bocock could generate the power he needed and sell back the extra. Second, it was about long-term security. “We know that pollution…

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