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Alberta’s Renewable Energy News Archive


‘Game-changing’ analysis; Unsubsidized renewables, efficiency costs less than new Alberta gas plants

Oct 16, 2019  EnergyMix

Berkshire Hathaway scores PPA for Alberta wind farm

Oct 15, 2019  North American Windpower

Warren Buffet’s firm to launch $200M wind farm in Alberta

Oct 15, 2019  CBC News

More testing needed for college wind turbines

Oct 12, 2019  Chat News Today Medicine Hat

Wind power developers upbeat about Alberta despite end of power auctions

Oct 10, 2019  JWN

Varcoe: Alberta is a powerhouse for both green energy and fossil fuels

Oct 10, 2019  Calgary Herald

CanWEA 2019 explores ways to capitalize on Alberta’s massive wind energy resources

Oct 10, 2019  CanWEA Press Release

Wind power association pursues merger with solar, storage technologies

Oct 10, 2019  National Observer

Alberta will fall short of renewable energy targets set by NDP, says AESO forecast

Oct 8, 2019  Calgary Herald

TEAM-1 Academy bolsters Alberta college’s Wind Technician Program

Oct 4, 2019  North American Windpower

After oil & gas: Meet Alberta workers making the switch to solar

Oct 3, 2019  The Narwhal

Claresholm solar farm construction to proceed after TC Energy deal signed

Sept 30, 2019  Global News

FortisAlberta explains the complex, sophisticated system that brings electricity to you

Sept 25, 2019  Calgary Herald

Alberta lithium project receives $5M USD boost

Sept 19, 2019  JWN

Shift to electric vehicles in Alberta inevitable, conference-goers told

Sept 17, 2019  Calgary Herald

TransAlta to spend $1.5M US on gas conversions, wind farms

Sept 16, 2019  Renewables Now

Baby-step for Saamis solar project in Medicine Hat

Sept 5, 2019  Chat News Today Medicine Hat

Renewables projects push on in Canada, despite politics

Sept 3, 2019  Engineering New-Record

Alberta coal-mine reclamation project to provide green energy source

Sept 3, 2019  Alberta Innovates press release

Solar panel spill releases almost 1,000,000 lumens of sunlight into the environment

Sept 1, 2019  The Beaverton

Sunrise for Alberta’s solar industry; Economics of commercial-scale solar projects increasingly make sense

Aug 29, 2019  Calgary Herald

Canada’s solar breakthrough? 600MW-DC merchant project gets green light in Alberta

Aug 27, 2019  Greentech Media

Canada’s largest solar farm gets approval for southern Alberta

Aug 27, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Solar project approved for southern Alberta would be Canada’s largest, by far

Aug 27, 2019  CBC News

$10M first-of-its-kind geothermal pilot project underway in Alberta

Aug 22, 2019  CBC News

Eden Valley Reserve celebrates new era of solar power

Aug 21, 2019  CBC News

Edmontonians urge city council to keep moving forward on carbon emission targets

Aug 20, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Sunny Idea: City of Edmonton offering rebate for homes that install solar panels

Aug 18, 2019  Calgary Herald

Alberta solar rebate program showing no signs of renewal

Aug 16, 2019  Global News

Corporate renewable energy deals; Big in America, coming to Canada

Aug 13, 2019  JWN

Penhold ready for a solar energy future

Aug 7, 2019  Penhold Province

$850M in economic growth: Energy Efficiency Alberta releases annual report

Aug 8, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Solar energy moves Indigenous communities towards a renewable future

Aug 8, 2019  Cision Newswire Service

Canadian Solar Alberta project to employ 250

Aug 1, 2019  Daily Commercial News

CanWEA praises Alberta’s decision to return to “energy-only” market

Aug 1, 2019  North American Windpower

Plans for renewable diesel refinery in Lethbridge gain momentum

July 31, 2019  Lethbridge News Now

Innovation Energy: How Calgary became an unlikely location for a creative solar solution

July 30, 2019  Financial Post

Geothermal project heats up in Swan Hills

July 30, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Property rights advocate proposes renewable energy clean-up fund

July 26, 2019  Edmonton Journal

UCP’s decision to stick with status quo on electricity market a boon for renewables, companies say

July 25, 2019  Calgary Herald

Feds give Edmonton $22M for ‘urban climate centre’

July 19, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Three Alberta construction unions file applications against company building Whitla wind project

July 19, 2019  Medicine Hat News

Southern Alberta waste refinery turning trash into ‘high-grade, low cost’ biodiesel

July 11, 2019  Global News

Canada’s largest municipal rooftop solar system unveiled

July 10, 2019  Decentralized Energy Canada

Community energy big renewable opportunity for rural Canada

July 9, 2019  Folio

Edmonton prefers province runs renewable energy home improvement program

July 5, 2019  Global News

Renewable Energy Plan officially dead, but AB wind companies still see a bright future

July 3, 2019  Calgary Herald

Largest ‘building-integrated’ solar cell installation in country coming to Edmonton Convention Centre

June 28, Edmonton Journal

Sunny future: Alberta town becomes solar-powered ‘net-zero’ community

June 27, 2019  Calgary Herald

Government casts shadow over future of Alberta solar industry

June 22, 2019  CBC News

Community solar garden could grow profits not plants for residents

June 20, 2019  CBC News

Renfrew community garden idea taps solar energy

June 20, 2019,  LiveWire Calgary

Net-zero Alberta town grasps electrical holy grail

June 20, 2019  Western Producer

Clear appetite for alternative energy among Alberta municipalities and businesses

June 1, 2019  Pembina Institute

UCP steps back from scrapping NDP’s Energy Efficiency Alberta; will look at programs with ‘an open mind’

May 24, 2019  Vancouver Sun

Renewables sector on hold in Alberta

May 23, 2019  Western Producer

Solar companies concerned with Alberta rebate program uncertainty

May 16, 2019  Global News

After 5 years, Medicine Hat powers down $12M solar thermal power plant

May 16, 2019  CBC News

Officials look at future of renewable energy sector in Alberta

May 16, 2019  Global News (video)

Government of Canada announces unique geothermal project in Alberta

May 09, 2019  Eaver Loop press release

Lease amendment approved for solar farm

April 30, 2019  Innisfail Province

End of REP won’t stop renewable energy in Alberta

April 24, 2019  Investing News Network

Canadian wind leaders optimistic about growth of wind energy in the country

April 18, 2019  Windpower Engineering & Development

Is the Alberta solar market safe from Jason Kenney’s Conservatives?

April 17, 2019  PV Buzz

Coal phase-out campaign up in the air amid election campaign

April 15, 2019  CBC News

Power Shift: Renewable energy is cheaper than ever, and investors are taking notice

April 13, 2019  Globe & Mail (paywall)

TransAlta files management information circular, highlights plan to advance clean energy strategy

April 4, 2019  Cision Marketwire

Maskwacis First Nations fears UCP win will jeopordize solar energy investment

April 4, 2019  CBC News

Canada’s largest municipal rooftop solar system nearly complete in Airdrie

April 4, 2019  Discover Airdrie

Canada’s largest solar farm one step closer in Rocky View County

March 6, 2019  Regina Leader-Post

Carbon tax chronicles: How six Alberta communities spent green money

March 6, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Alberta sets 30% renewables target as it prepares for fourth auction

March 4, 2019  Windpower Monthly

Alberta looking for increased Indigenous participation in green energy

Feb 26, 2019  CityNews

Alberta vows renewable energy will make up 30% of power grid by 2030

Feb 26, 2019  Calgary Herald

MLA Report; Surging ahead on solar development

Feb 21, 2019  Medicine Hat News

Solar surge aims to dispel concern

Feb 21, 2019  Medicine Hat News

Solar energy projects gain momentum in Alberta

Feb 20, 2019  The Chronicle Herald

Innnogy to build 57MW of subsidy-free solar in Canada

Feb 20, 2019  Renewables Now

Rooftops of Calgary a potential solar energy goldmine; study

Feb 18, 2019  PVBuzz

Opinion: In Alberta, solar energy is at a tipping point

Feb 16, 2019  Calgary Herald

Alberta to double solar power capacity; government facilities will be powered by the sun

Feb 15, 2019  Calgary Herald

Three new solar electricity facilities in Alberta contracted at lower cost than natural gas

Feb 15, 2019  CanSIA Press Release

Opinion: Here comes the sun – Alberta’s next chapter on renewable energy

Feb 15, 2019  Calgary Herald

Energy-from-Waste project gets funding to find site

Feb 14, 2019  Rocky Mountain Outlook

‘Extraordinary’: Less than half of Alberta’s electricity was coal-powered in 2018, says province

Feb 13, 2019, Calgary Herald

Electricity sector eyes election as changes jolt Alberta industry

Feb 11, 2019  Calgary Herald

Developers announce new solar farms in Fort Chipewyan and Calgary

Feb 9, 2019  The EnergyMix

New solar farm will replace 25 percent of diesel used in Fort Chipewyan

Feb 9, 2019  CBC News

Largest solar energy project in Western Canada could be built within Calgary city limits

Feb 7, 2019  Global News

Developing Alberta’s energy resources

Feb 5, 2019  Calgary Economic Development

Construction to begin this Spring on new network of EV charging stations

Feb 5, 2019  Lethbridge News Now

Canadian wind market set for 2019 rebound as Alberta lifts off

Jan 25, 2019  CanWEA press release/RECharge News

Canadian feds commit $15.3M to fund innovative solar project in Alberta

Jan 25, 2019  PVBuzz Media

Canadian federal government to support innovative solar energy technology in Alberta

Jan 24, 2019  CanSIA Press Release

Canada’s first geothermal energy plant is being built in Sask, but why hasn’t the industry taken off in Alberta?

Jan 21, 2019  CBC News

Jayman BUILT first large builder in Alberta to install solar on every new home built

Jan 21, 2019  Global News

Renewables program seeks to aid rural projects

Jan 18, 2019  Medicine Hat News

Wind power making gains as competitive source of electricity

Jan 16, 2019  CBC News

Canada joins the International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA

Jan 15, 2019  PVBuzz

Opinion: It’s time to accept that Alberta’s carbon tax works

Jan 15, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Hydro power project near Hinton inches closer to reality

Jan 11, 2019  Edson Leader

BDC and ERA partnership creates access to another funding avenue for innovators

Jan 9, 2019  Emissions Reductions Alberta

Opinion: Lessons Alberta wind power can learn from oil

Jan 8, 2019  Edmonton Journal

Laid-off oil and gas workers train for alternative energy jobs as winds blow Alberta in a new direction

Dec 22, 2018  CBC News

220 solar panels installed on roof of Lethbridge County Administration Building

Dec 21, 2018

Alberta invests $15 million in solar program for schools

Dec 19, 2018  Journal of Commerce

Alberta procures another 763MW of wind power

Dec 18, 2018  North American Windpower Magazine

Province announces new wind energy projects for Southern Alberta

Dec 17, 2018  Lethbridge News Now

TransAlta announces clean energy initiatives and provides 2019 outlook

Dec 17, 2018  Cision Newswire

Town of Raymond completes seven net-zero solar installations; on track for more in 2019

Dec 10, 2018  Lethbridge News Now

Pincher Creek MPC rejects wind project

Dec 1, 2018  Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge County looks to expand solar power in the community

Nov 30, Global News

Pushing the envelope with a “net-negative” home

Nov 25, 2018  Lethbridge News Now

Albertans take a shine to solar power

Nov 14, 2018  Government of Alberta press release

Alberta increasing solar rebates as the green energy industry grows 500% since 2015

Nov 14, 2018  Global News

CanWEA honors Canada wind power leaders

Oct 31, 2018  North American Windpower

CanWEA: Canada’s wind power industry ‘ready to deliver’

Oct 27, 2018  North American Windpower

Cleanup of wind and solar sites won’t land at Alberta farmers’ feet

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News

More wind power would have warming effect

Oct 12, 2018  Calgary Herald/Associated Press

Anti-carbon tax emperors have no clothes

Oct 12, 2018  Calgary Herald (editorial)

Vital Signs report shows significance of wind power in southwest Alberta

Oct 7, 2018  Global News

U of Alberta researchers move forward cheap, flexible solar commercialization

Oct 5, 2018  JWN Energy News

Canada: Alberta government issues RFP for 135,000MWh of solar

Oct 3, 2018  PV Magazine

Alberta seeks 135,000 MWh of new solar electricty

Oct 2, 2018  Government press release

Albertan municipalities can lead the growth of the clean energy economy

Sept 30, 2018  Pembina Institute

Alberta to fund green upgrades for non-profits

Sept 29, 2018  CBC News

Maskwacis Mall has gone solar

Sept 25, 2018, Red Deer Advocate

Airdrie set to become home to Canada’s largest rooftop solar field

Sept 24, 2018, Calgary Herald

Capital Power places 202MW Vestas order for Alberta wind

Sept 19, 2018, North American Windpower

Whitla Wind Farm construction begins

Sept 15, 2018  Medicine Hat News

Federal government commits $1.4M for Enmax grid modernization project

Aug 29, 2018, Calgary Hearld

Ditch the scarcity mindset: We’re entering a new era of cheap and limitless energy

Aug 22, 2018, Calgargy Herald

Hydro power storage project to be built near Jasper National Park

Aug 16, 2018, CBC News

Turning Point Generation announces the approval of Alberta’s first pumped-hydro energy storage project

Aug 14, 2018, Cision Newswire

TransCanada sheds renewable energy portfolio

Aug 4, 2018, Calgary Herald

Barnes blasted for blurry carbon talk

July 20, 2018  Medicine Hat News

Lethbridge County going solar to power building

July 20, 2018  Lethbridge Herald

Alberta’s TransAlta retiring coal-fired unit

July 20, North American Windpower

Axing carbon tax could mean dead calm: NDP

July 19, 2018  Medicine Hat News

Canada’s largest wind event to blow into Calgary this Fall

July 19, 2018  Canadian Newswire

Mexican beer helping to promote solar power

July 19, 2018  Lethbridge Herald

Sol Beer backs Milk River solar park

July 18, 2018  CTV News (video)

Energy companies partner to educate and inspire in Alberta

July 12, 2018  Calgary Economic Development

Plenty of wind and solar companies looking to take up shop in MD of Taber

July 4, 2018  Taber Times

Alberta increases funding to support renewable energy in Indigenous communities

June 26, 2018  JWN Energy

Wind energy investment is creating new supply chain opportunities in Alberta

June 24, 2018  Canadian Wind Energy Association press

Solar conference moves to Calgary, with hot emerging market in Western Canada

June 21, 2018  Global News

Solar energy investors expected to snub Ontario, look to Alberta in wake of Ford decisions

June 20, 2018  Global News

CanWEA chief sees surge in 2018 Canadian wind installations

May 25, 2018  REcharge News

CPPIB now owns some of the biggest wind turbines in the world

May 24, 2018  Calgary Herald (video)

City of Edmonton looking to cut carbon emissions with ‘accelerated’ plan

May 23, 2018  Edmonton Star

City of Lethbridge launches new energy efficiency pilot project

May 4, 2018  Global News

The coming energy disruption

May 14, 2018  JWN

As renewable energy costs fall, natural gas producers buy in

May 9, 2018  Calgary Herald

Enbridge and Canada Pension Plan sign renewable energy investment deal

May 9, 2018  Calgary Herald

Why Prairie Canada is primed for solar growth

Feb 1, 2018  PV Buzz

Plan would allow homeowners to pay for energy efficiency upgrades on property tax bill

April 13, 2018  Calgary Herald

Saving money while building a clean economy [with P.A.C.E. financing]

April 12, 2018 Government of Alberta press release

Alberta explores ways to soothe landowner angst as wind and solar take off

April 13, 2018 CBC

Oilsands research could be “game-changer” for renewable energy

April 12, 2018  CBC

Canada’s wind energy sector in Calgary for two day forum

April 10, 2018 CanWEA press release

Alberta opens bidding for more renewable power generation

April 4, 2018 Calgary Herald

Province announces $54 million from carbon tax for ‘greening’ cities

March 14, 2018 Edmonton Journal

Local governments can be producers or purchasers of green technology

March 5, 2018 Edmonton Journal

AIMCo partners with Enel on Alberta wind duo

Feb 8, 2018  North American Windpower

Energy Efficiency Alberta saves Albertans $300M in its first year

Jan 7, 2018

Alberta renewable revolution begins with launch of largest solar project in Western Canada

Dec 22, 2017 CBC

Wind power blowing oil & gas workers in new direction

Dec 22, 2017  Globe & Mail

TransAlta fast-tracks green transition, expects up to $50M in carbon credit windfall

Dec 19, 2017  Calgary Herald

Alberta wind power auction ‘blows old renewable energy myths out of the water’

Dec 14, 2017  Calgary Herald

Canada’s oil capital is making the leap towards renewable energy

Dec 14, 2017  Bloomberg