The announcement the Milner coal power unit is suspending operations confirms old coal power plants are no longer economical in modern electricity grids with inexpensive gas and fuel-cost-free renewable power.
A recent poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates on behalf of the Pembina Institute indicates that most Albertans want stronger climate change policies. A majority of those polled are in favour of reducing carbon emissions to address climate change, investing in renewables to reduce coal use and increasing support for clean energy and technology.
As Alberta begins consultations for a renewed climate change strategy, the Pembina Institute is bringing some of the best thinking on climate policy to Edmonton for the daylong 2015 Alberta Climate Summit on September 9.
A new report examining policies and programs that support growth and development of companies in the clean technology (cleantech) sector has uncovered significant shortcomings in Canada’s approach, and a lack of a clear policy framework federally and provincially.