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Responses to Alberta’s Climate Plan

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAll 18 coal powered plants, currently supplying 55% of Alberta’s electricity will shut down by 2030. The percentage of wind and solar energy on the grid will rise from 9% to 30% during the same time period, “while natural gas generation will continue to provide firm base load reliability.” The province has set a cap on oil sands emissions, adopted a carbon tax and will reduce methane emissions 45% over the next decade. Few would have expected such policies prior to the NDP’s election and there are mixed responses to Alberta’s Climate Plan.

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