Greening the GridPowering Alberta's Future with Renewable Energy

Publication - Jan. 14, 2009 - By Tim Weis

This report presents a comprehensive analysis of Alberta's power production and energy efficiency opportunities and demonstrates the dominant role that renewable energy and improved efficiency can play in seriously reducing pollution and meeting future power demand.

The report outlines two scenarios, one a “pale green” scenario that relies on renewable energy and energy efficiency to meet all new growth in Alberta’s electricity supply with clean technologies. The other, a more aggressive “green” scenario, shows how Alberta could move from 70 percent coal to 70 per cent renewable energy in just 20 years.

This report was generously supported by the Oak Foundation and Alberta Ecotrust.


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