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Alberta’s decision to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 represents a big shift (coal currently generates just over half of Alberta’s electricity), so it’s not exactly surprising that the phase-out has led to a fair bit of debate. Throw in a complex lawsuit, threats of increasing power prices and a resurgence of the “clean coal” myth, and it becomes nearly impossible to figure out what’s actually going on. Often missed in the conversation is the fact that 12 of the 18 coal-fired power plants in Alberta would have had to shut down by 2030 anyway under federal regulations introduced by former prime minister Stephen Harper. Quite a lot of other facts are getting lost in the noise as well, so DeSmog Canada delved into the research to come up with these six handy facts.
For Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, pipeline politics begin and end at home.Her support of Kinder Morgan Canada's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has put her at odds with British Columbia's Opposition NDP Leader John Horgan, and on Tuesday...
via Rachel Notley: Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters. Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors, and began with the story of Phyllis Webstad, who had her brand new orange shirt taken from her when she was taken to the St. Joseph Mission in the early 1970s. The date for an annual commemoration was chosen to mark the time of year when children were taken from their homes to Indian Residential Schools. Participation in an event like Orange Shirt Day is a tangible way of engaging in reconciliation. The residential school system is a dark chapter in our history - we can’t journey towards reconciliation without understanding where we’ve been. I encourage everyone to wear orange tomorrow, and take the opportunity to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
The two biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world have formally joined the Paris climate agreement. Shortly after China adopted the agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama today made the announcement that the U.S. had followed suit while he was in Hangzhou, China, ahead of this weekend's G20 summit. Together, the U.S. and China are responsible for some 38.76 percent of global emissions.
A revenue-sharing agreement that helped convince British Columbia to support the $6.8 billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion threatens to tear the fabric of country, says a resource policy expert.
With votes starting to be cast in the Progressive Conservative leadership race, a question is already hanging over the contest: Is Jason Kenney unbeatable? While the former MP's leadership campaign has run into controversy at times, Kenney is claiming sweeps o
Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman was booed by the crowd as she attempted to justify her government's planned phase-out of coal at the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties convention Thursday.A decidedly frosty reception ran throughout...
Wind power companies eager to participate in the province's first auction for renewable power contracts say Alberta is about to become the most attractive jurisdiction in the country for renewable energy investment.
A crude oil pipeline operated by Trilogy Energy Corp has released an unknown volume of oil emulsion, a mixture of oil and produced water, into surrounding marshland, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Thomas Lukaszuk isn't shocked that the 2014 leak of his $20,000 cellphone bill has been tracked back to the office of his former boss, ex-premier Alison Redford. "I'm not surprised at all," the former PC minister said after reading a new report from the provincial privacy commissioner.
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