30 Jan '14, 3pm

The Road to Renewable Energy in Alberta, Canada

The Road to Renewable Energy in Alberta, Canada

It is well known in clean energy circles that Alberta, aside from the oil sands, has some of the best solar resources in North America. It also generates more emissions from coal-fired power plants than the rest of Canada combined, which amounts to about 51 percent of the country's power generation-based emissions. The road to bring more solar and renewable power online in the oil and gas province has proven to be a challenging one, given its lack of market incentives or favorable policies. Shifting Landscape Despite challenges, new installations for solar PV are roughly doubling each year. Gordon Howell of Howell-Mayhew Engineering estimates a 400 percent growth in the past five years. Skyfire Energy , a 12-year-old company serving Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario says it has grown its workforce from three to fourteen in the past five years, along with revenues. Over...

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