Municipalities across the province are investing in renewable energy, harnessing the power of the sun to produce safe, clean energy for their communities. The province is supporting these investments through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the second in a series of posts addressing myths and realities of the Climate Leadership Plan. Part 1 covered estimated household costs, rebates and emissions reductions.
Myth #4: Albertans weren’t consulted on the Climate Leadership Plan.
Reality: In 2015, Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel engaged with Albertans for several months. The panel heard from the public, farmers, indigenous communities, academia, think-tanks, municipalities, small businesses and industry representatives. They heard from tens of thousands of Albertans through an online survey, open houses, technical sessions and written submissions from stakeholder groups and individuals. Continue reading