Alberta, Canada, is a province with a long-standing stake and reputation in the energy sector, specifically when it comes to oil and gas.
But in an effort to both reach sustainable energy targets and ensure long-term economic health, the way the province does energy is set to drastically change in coming years.
- As reported by the Calgary Herald, by 2035, “Wind would provide up to 46% of all generation… while solar reaches 20%, according to the CER [Canada Energy Regulator]. About one-quarter of all power generation in Alberta would still come from natural gas.”
Making the necessary changes will be no small feat, but promising investments and updates are already underway: Billions are already being invested into renewable energy sources. Some of that comes from government support programs, but much of the investments are from private investors who are looking for clean energy and carbon offsets.
This move is predicted to create thousands of jobs, and perhaps even change the perception of Alberta: the province is currently the “renewables capital in Canada,” according to The Narwhal, a trend that is set to continue.