Albertans embrace energy efficiency: rebate roundup

_DSC2357aThere’s a lot of buzz about energy efficiency in Alberta these days, and it’s no wonder. After all, energy efficiency is a win-win proposition:  you reduce your energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and save money on your energy bills at the same time.

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May the long weekend be with you

The trees are turning green, the sun is shining and wildlife is migrating back to Alberta. The May long weekend is when many Albertans get out and enjoy the outdoors for the first time of the summer season. Here are a few friendly tips and reminders to help you make the most of this long weekend!

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New energy rebates for businesses, non-profits and institutions

 

Is your business, non-profit or institution looking to save money on energy bills? Are you interested in upgrading to energy-efficient products? If so, now is the time to get started.

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Energy Efficiency Alberta’s new Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program provides rebates to businesses, non-profits and institutions that switch to energy-efficient products. Continue reading

Show yourself the money with energy efficiency

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Whether you’re a farmer in rural Alberta, a business owner in Grande Prairie or a homeowner or renter in Calgary, you’re probably interested in reducing your energy use and saving money on your bills. After all, who doesn’t like to keep a little more cash in their pocket?

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Tap into savings with new online tools

2Did you know that you can save as much as 10 per cent of your monthly power bill by plugging your TVs, stereos and gaming consoles into a smart power bar? That LED lights use 85 per cent less energy than traditional bulbs? Or that an outdoor motion sensor with an LED light can save you up to $100 a year?

Those are just a few of the things you’ll learn when you use the two new interactive online tools that have been developed by Energy Efficiency Alberta.

The Home Efficiency Tool walks you through your home and outlines ways you can reduce energy use and access up-front savings. The Learn About Lighting Tool shows the advantages of LED lights over fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, and how they work with your existing light fixtures.

These two new tools also showcase products available through the Residential Retail Products Program, which includes rebates for windows, water heaters and insulation, online rebates for appliances and instant in-store rebates on a wide variety of products.

Watch Minister Phillips offer energy efficiency tips and walk through the online tools in this short video.

Visit Energy Efficiency Alberta for more information about how you can start saving money right now.

New attraction wheels into Fish Creek Provincial Park!

Calgary’s first public mountain bike skills park is now open at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Built on a former empty field, the new space gives Albertans of all skills and ages the opportunity to try out mountain biking in an accessible, controlled environment.

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Dressing and transporting your kill

This blog series is targeted towards first time hunters and focuses on safe and sustainable hunting in Alberta. Check out a list of all the topics in the series here. This is the fifth article in the series.

It’s extremely important to follow safe practices and procedures while hunting. While on a hunt, conditions can change rapidly and good safety practices can mean the difference between life and death. Make sure you’re prepared and have educated yourself before heading out.

There are a few things you need to know about how to dress and transport your kill so that you ensure the meat is usable.

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Online rebates newest way to save on energy-efficient products

image003 (1) More and more Albertans are choosing energy-efficient products and appliances for their homes. A new online rebate is another way to make those choices more affordable.

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Instant in-store rebates for energy efficiency products

 

Environment Minister and Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips at Dalhousie Canadian Tire – Calgary.

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading to energy efficient products around your home, now is the time to do it. A new government program will provide instant rebates on items like programmable thermostats, water saving devices, and smart power bars – and gives Albertans another way to save money and make their homes more comfortable.

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Alberta Parks’ Vibrant Volunteers

Alberta Parks has a vibrant volunteer program. People who love the outdoors have dedicated thousands of hours to help support and conserve our province’s protected areas.

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Did you know that there are three main ways you can share your time and expertise with us?

 

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