Resource Library

No community and no project is too big or too small to see real savings and real change.

Many Alberta municipalities have participated in our programs. These municipalities have received funding to implement energy-saving initiatives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions —and you can too! Learn more about how each project has saved money, saved energy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and more. From cities and towns, to villages, counties, and municipal districts—filter to find successful projects.

  • Electric Vehicle Cold Weather Performance

    Cold weather performance is often cited as the key reason to not purchase an EV. While Alberta’s winters are harsh, and cold weather does impact EV battery performance and charging speeds, the impacts are often exaggerated. To learn more and dispel some common winter performance myths and misconceptions we tested how a fully electric 2023…

  • City of Calgary: ReCAP reduces the risks

    What does effective, equitable, and climate-informed municipal planning look like? The City of Calgary’s new ReCAP report gives city planners the knowledge base to implement proven, evidence-based adaptations.

  • Climate Proof Canada

    A broad coalition of insurance industry representatives, municipal governments, Indigenous organizations, environmental NGOs and research organizations. The coalition is encouraging the federal government to take action now to create a…

  • Insurance Bureau of Canada

    Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is a national industry association. They are a source for property and casualty (P&C) insurance knowledge, resources and advocacy. Resources include the climate information, severe…

  • A Snapshot of the Changing Prairie Climate

    A Snapshot of the Changing Prairie Climate is designed to be an accessible, timely, and accurate snapshot of the past, present, and future climate for those who live in Alberta, Saskatchewan,…

  • Database of Municipal Climate Adaptation Plans

    The Database of Municipal Climate Adaptation Plans brings together all publicly available municipal climate adaptation and resilience plans and climate risk and vulnerability assessments that have been developed by municipalities…

  • No-Cost and Low-Cost Energy Management Opportunities

    Energy-efficient practices and technologies can reduce energy consumption, lower costs, and lighten your municipality’s environmental impact. And while some new technologies are major investments, many low-cost measures have big impacts….

  • Enabling Community Renewable Energy Development Through Aggregation

    The Action Centre and Pembina Institute present original research, based on expert analysis, surveys and interviews with respondents from three dozen Alberta municipalities, providing: We encourage anyone with an interest…

  • Zero Emission Vehicles Awareness Initiative Webinars

    Over three short presentations, gain a solid understanding of the benefits to Canada moving toward Zero Emission Vehicles including electric cars and trucks. Understand the environmental benefits, dispel misinformation, and…

  • Indigenous Climate Resilience Resource Hub

    A listing of Indigenous climate action initiatives, resources and funding sources.

  • Foothills County: Clear Priority, Solid Savings

    Foothills County surpassed its goal, achieving a 15% annual GHG reduction by clearly prioritizing energy conservation measures. With a Municipal Energy Manager implementing the prioritized plan, the county is now…

  • Brazeau County: B.M.S S.O.S.

    In Brazeau County’s most energy-intensive municipal building, the Municipal Energy Manager found a way to lower heating & cooling during unoccupied hours, weekends, and holidays. In the end, this reduced…