This calculator helps project planners evaluate the cost implications of proposed grid-connected solar PV projects when compared to purchasing electricity.
Welcome to the Learning Centre! A one stop hub of information, resources and data to help Alberta municipalities formulate and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans. Access information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, community generation and more.
Learn more about best practices for deploying electric vehicles, and the various vehicle types available for rebates with this guide.
Compare the costs of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles with electric vehicles using our new resource, the Electric Vehicle Savings Calculator.
Interested in other organizations working in this field? We’ve collected a list of links to our partners and experts.
In our own research, we are always uncovering innovative strategies and ideas in energy efficiency from around the world and we share it on our blog.
Through the Alberta Climate Records application you can explore climate changes and averages in Alberta for 52 climate indices based on historical records between 1951 – 2017 and three future projections for 2041 – 2070.
The Adapt-action online tool offers a policy primer, a strategy checklist, and various reports and resources to help communities adapt to a changing climate.
Developed by: Miistakis Institute
This book provides municipal decision-makers with information about climate change adaptation and how to put adaptation measures in place. The book also refers to other guides to help municipalities identify and address risks and opportunities, and to case studies that illustrate how municipalities across Canada are taking action.
Published by: Natural Resources Canada
The Adaptation Library is a publicly accessible and searchable collection of community, forestry, and energy related adaptation resources. The goal of the Library is to connect community and industry users with relevant information related to climate change adaptation in Canada and abroad. The Library contains approximately 450 community adaptation, forestry, and energy-related resources.
Published by: Natural Resources Canada Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RACs) and Tools for Adaptation Programs.
This web-based resource provides local governments with a user-friendly framework to quantify, monitor and manage GHG emissions generated at the local level.
Published by: Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
Alberta’s Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is the first free and open-source tool of its kind, allowing you to visualize the interactive and cumulative effect of current, proposed, or potential policies on the province’s carbon pollution and energy trajectory. From renewable energy to pollution pricing and mass transit to efficient buildings, you can use the tool to gain a deeper understanding of the specific policy actions that Alberta can take to decrease its climate-destabilizing carbon emissions.
Organizing and owning community solar PV projects.
There is a lot to consider when comprehensively planning a community solar project. This guide is for Albertans who want to, and renewable energy developers who can use it as an awareness tool when working with communities to develop such projects.
Infographic describing Alberta’s electricity grid.
This guide provides information about funding programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects available to municipalities in Alberta.
Published by: Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Community Energy Association
The Alberta Narratives Project is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation.