Energy produced by wind and solar is is now competitive. As a result, companies across North America are choosing to procure renewable energy directly from project developers rather than traditional utility companies. Bringing this market trend to Alberta could help companies manage future energy costs while opening up additional demand for renewables here.
The non-profit sector needs energy efficiency programs, however, they may not participate if programs don’t address their specific needs. The government-appointed Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel is gathering input to make recommendations for energy efficiency programs in Alberta.
Alberta’s action to transition from fossil fuels is bold, but the province is not alone. Around the world the movement toward a greener future is gaining momentum. The province has joined jurisdictions at the forefront of the transition, and the success of this year’s Alberta Climate Summit speaks volumes about Alberta’s commitment to become a leader in this movement.
To date, efforts to curb freight emissions have not been a high priority for governments and civil society, but there is a great opportunity to find solutions and help Ontario achieve its emissions targets.
About one-quarter of the warming we are experiencing today is attributable to human emissions of methane, with the oil and gas industry its largest industrial source. Fortunately, there are cost-effective strategies to reduce methane emissions across the oil and gas industry.