Working to make life better by investing in green energy

Climate change is a complex issue and it will take some time to see the full benefits of decisions being made and actions being taken today. That said, just 18 months after Alberta started to tackle the issue, we are seeing tangible results.

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Alberta is ready for energy efficiency

© Marc J Chalifoux 2016We sat down with David Dodge, Chair of the Energy Efficiency Alberta Board of Directors, to chat about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and some of the questions on Albertans’ minds. Here’s what he shared. Continue reading

Alberta named as number one target for wind power investment

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Thanks to the government’s decisive action on climate change, Alberta’s sources of energy are rapidly changing, and investors, influencers and industry leaders around the world want to be a part of the transformation.

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Be among the first in line for savings

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Albertans can now sign up to get the latest efficiency innovations in their home through Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program.

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Solar panel rebates coming soon

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Thanks to initiatives like the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and On-Farm Solar PV Program, solar uptake has doubled in the province since 2015. The Residential and Commercial Solar Program keeps that momentum going.

Starting this summer, this program will provide $36 million in rebates for solar panel installation on residential and commercial properties.

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Myths and realities of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – Part 3

Beaumont, Alberta photographed in May, 2015.

Beaumont, Alberta photographed in May, 2015.

This is the third in a series of posts addressing myths and realities of the Climate Leadership Plan. Part 1 covered estimated household costs, rebates and emissions reductions. Part 2 covered consultation and energy costs.

Myth #6: The government will be going door-to-door or cold calling Albertans to offer energy efficiency products through the Residential No-Cost Energy Savings Program.

Reality: Albertans will be able to participate in the program only if they contact Energy Efficiency Alberta directly and make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled so that homeowners know when to expect a visit from an installer. Due to government legislation, which bans the door-to-door sales of energy products, an installer cannot come to your door uninvited.

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New grant program furthers action on climate change

climategrantprogram_v5_tw_13The provincial government is investing $600,000 to support all Albertans – young and old, rural and urban – as they learn about and work together to address climate change.

The Community Environment Action grant program will help non-profit groups design and deliver projects that will help Albertans understand the effects of climate change and why action is important. They will also provide opportunities for communities and individuals to come together to work and make decisions to help reduce emissions.

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Reducing energy use and saving money – Heating your home

farm-snowAlberta winters. Whether you love them or hate them or fall somewhere in between, we can probably agree on one thing: they can be long, cold and difficult – including on your pocketbook. So what can you do to keep your home warm and cozy while reducing energy use and saving money? Here are a few simple, no- or low-cost suggestions to consider.

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Alberta leads the way on energy efficiency

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The release of the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel’s final report today means Alberta now has a long-term vision for energy efficiency.

The panel heard from hundreds of Albertans, including individuals, non-profit groups, businesses and First Nations. Their voices helped shape a path forward for the province that includes practical initiatives to help people reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Reducing energy use and saving money – Appliances and electronics

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There’s a lot of talk these days about energy efficiency, and you may be wondering what you can do around the house to reduce energy consumption and save money. Here are a few tips related to appliances and electronics.

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