A new season, a new look to the New Energy Economy Map

Blog - Oct. 4, 2018 - By Suzy Thompson

It’s been a year since the New Energy Economy project got its start, premiering at the 2017 Alberta Climate Summit. Our goal was to share stories of Albertans taking hold of the energy evolution well underway in the province, and in less than a year it has made amazing progress.

Today, the New Energy Economy Map has over 200 projects, each having broken ground after 2012. We have published more than 20 stories and profiles about these projects and the people who make them happen — touching on renewable energy, efficiency, education, transportation, clean technologies and more. The map is always growing, with new stories published every week.

Also coming this fall, we’re launching the New Energy Map 2.0. This new look will revitalize the map, improve user-friendliness and add another layer to visually demonstrate the number of jobs resulting from the new energy evolution.

Sun in a box teamIn the coming weeks the New Energy Economy project is starting a series focusing on clean technology, real estate, and youth projects, featuring Albertans from diverse backgrounds seeking ways to grow the new economy and reap some of its unique benefits along the way.

Our resource listings grow steadily, too. This directory helps Albertans take action in their homes, businesses and communities and connects them to grants, funds, public programs, employment and training opportunities, helpful organizations, guides and research material. The resource section is sorted by renewables, energy efficiency, bioenergy, transportation, clean technology and education resources.

As successful as the New Energy Economy project has been so far, we know there are more ways to show Albertans what is happening in their communities and what our province can still achieve. So, you tell us: what do you want to see featured? Are there angles we’ve missed, or a project that you know is a perfect fit? Let us know, and help all Albertans connect with one another in the new economy.

In the meantime, please continue to share these stories far and wide so that Albertans can see how their neighbours are leading this energy evolution.

You can stay up-to-date with developments at newnrgeconomy.ca and by subscribing to the Pembina Institute’s weekly newsletter, Pembina Perspectives, which features new profile stories.


Suzy Thompson

Suzy Thompson is a communications lead for Alberta, based in Calgary.


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