29 May '14, 2pm

Alberta, Canada Renewables Seen Cheaper Than Coal in Next Decades

Alberta, Canada Renewables Seen Cheaper Than Coal in Next Decades

Prices for electricity would be 4 percent lower by 2033 with a transition to more wind, solar and hydroelectric power than a persistent reliance on coal and natural gas, according to a report by Calgary-based environmental research firm Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada, a Vancouver-based organization that promotes renewable energy . The price per kilowatt-hour in Calgary has averaged less than 10 Canadian cents (9 U.S. cents) in the past decade. The Canadian province, which holds the world’s third-largest crude reserves, is reviewing renewable energy policies as exports from its oil sands face increasing opposition from environmental groups and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe. The pressure to curb emissions from Alberta’s bitumen production threatens U.S. approval of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline linking the oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Albert...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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