Celebrate our vast, complex, interconnected, beautiful environment

For the past 45 years, Canadians have marked the week of June 5 as Environment Week and taken the opportunity to talk about being green – but why do we do it?

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Our environment isn’t just the air we breathe and the water we drink, it’s the plankton that provide oxygen, it’s the bats that reduce pest species, and it’s the worms that make the soil more fertile. It’s a complex web of relationships between all the life with which we share the planet Continue reading

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?

Energy efficiency is a great way to do just that. So where do we start? Continue reading

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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New efficiency rebates support home improvements

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An energy efficient home is a more comfortable and affordable home. A new Energy Efficiency Alberta program will support homeowners and Alberta contractors by providing rebates of up to $3,500 for installation of insulation, tankless hot water heaters and triple glaze, low-e, argon windows. Continue reading

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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