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Welcome to the Learning Centre! A one-stop-hub of information, resources and data to help Alberta municipalities plan and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. Access information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, community generation and more.
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This guide provides information about funding programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects available to municipalities in Alberta.
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The guide provides information on:
- Climate change and the local, place-based impacts on built, natural and social systems
- Why local planning and action is needed to adapt and ensure resiliency
- Two key approaches to adaptation: planning-based and operations-based
- Adaptation measures taken by local governments across Canada
- Contextual differences between urban, rural and remote, and northern communities
- Indigenous perspectives on adaptation
This resource from Federation of Canadian Municipalities was created to help municipal staff talk to decision-makers and elected officials about adapting to the local impacts of climate change. It can help you understand your community’s context, identify your most effective climate action allies, plan the content of your conversations, and navigate those discussions with knowledge and skill.
Decentralized Energy Canada’s Community Energy Guidebook and Toolkit are your online tools that support communities navigating community generation projects. From ideation to operations, these resources are designed to support your unique needs and provide the necessary tools to mitigate risks. Embark on your journey to integrate efficient and cost-effective energy into your community by downloading the Guidebook and Toolkit today.
University of Alberta’s records page for Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA). EEA was a government agency in operation from January 2017 to September 2020. Its mandate was: to raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental consequences; to promote, design, and deliver programs and carry out other activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the development of micro-generation and small-scale energy systems in Alberta, and to promote the development of an energy efficiency services industry.
Watch the Carbon Credits 101 webinar from September 16, 2020, where the Action Centre and our guest, Alastair Handley, review carbon credit offsets, the offset market, and potential opportunities for municipal governments.
The cost of renewable energy has fallen dramatically over the past decade. Because renewables have negligible operating costs they also tend to drive down the wholesale price of electricity. For municipalities and businesses alike, installing a renewable energy system or purchasing renewable energy can help with electricity bills in the long-term and provide stability in energy costs.
This short fact sheet lists the renewable energy opportunities and financing possibilities for municipalities and small or medium enterprises in Alberta.
Published by: The Pembina Institute
Explore the energy system with Student Energy, starting with energy sources all the way to the end uses of energy. The Energy System map includes an interactive map view, a searchable energy topics index view, and accompanying videos.
The Alberta Tomorrow simulator is an educational tool that helps you to understand the process of sustainable planning to balance land-uses such as agriculture, oil and gas and forestry with ecological integrity. By looking at past and present landscape imagery, you will be able to see changes that have taken place in the past. You can also collect, geotag and save water sampling data, images, video and other observations.
Community energy refers to the construction of distribution system-connected renewable or alternative energy generation in order to support community benefits such as increased investment, local job creation, and community energy resiliency.
As part of the New Building Canada Plan, the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) provides predictable, long-term, stable funding for Canadian municipalities to help them build and revitalize their local public infrastructure while creating jobs and long term prosperity.