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

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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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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New grant will help Alberta non-profits save money

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Around the province, every day, non-profit and volunteer groups are doing admirable work to improve the lives of Albertans. A new grant, the Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program, will help these groups continue their important work while saving them money, lowering their emissions and playing a role in Alberta’s ambitious Climate Leadership Plan.
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Investing in an energy efficient Alberta

2016-11-02_10-27-22Improving energy efficiency reduces energy use and emissions, saves Albertans money, and makes our homes and buildings more comfortable. Investing in energy efficiency programs creates good jobs in many sectors, including skilled trades, construction, retail sales, professional services and manufacturing.

As part of the Climate Leadership Plan, the government established Energy Efficiency Alberta. This public agency will deliver energy efficiency and community energy system programs for homes, businesses and communities in Alberta. Funding for the agency and its programs will be provided by revenues received from the carbon levy.

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