Learning Centre

Welcome to the Learning Centre! The information hub to help you take action on climate change. Use the Alberta Solar calculator, understand the Alberta’s electricity grid, learn more about climate change mitigation, and more.

Other funding sources

Low Carbon Economy Fund

The Government of Canada’s $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) is an important part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. It will support its implementation by leveraging investments in projects that will generate clean growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions towards meeting or exceeding commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

The governments of Canada and Alberta are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) that will create economic growth, sustain well-paying jobs, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy – leading to a higher quality of life for all Canadians.

Guides

Funding Community Energy and Climate Change Initiatives

A guide to funding for Alberta local governments as part of the Community Energy Planning: Getting to Implementation in Canada initiative. The guide is intended to assist Alberta local government staff and elected officials find appropriate funding to support local government energy planning, efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Climate Resilience Express

Through the Climate Resilience Express initiative, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and All One Sky Foundation provided support and resources to help Alberta municipalities plan for and manage the local impacts of climate change. Climate Resilience Express workshops were a collaboration between All One Sky Foundation, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, the Miistakis Institute, and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, with financial support from The Calgary Foundation, Natural Resources Canada, and Alberta Ecotrust. A modern marketplace where corporations and institutions can learn how to buy renewable energy directly from developers.

Tools

Documents

Links

Partners and Supporters

Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is an independent association comprising Alberta’s 69 counties and municipal districts.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) represents urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities and more than 85% of Albertans.

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Alberta Municipal Affairs provides support and advice to assist municipalities in providing Albertans with strong and effective local government. Support in enhancing municipal capacity and sustainability is delivered through advisory services, training, internship programs, and various other tools.

Relevant Alberta Provincial Government Offices

Alberta Utilities Commission

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets to protect social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive market forces do not.

Alberta Environment and Parks

Alberta Environment and Parks vision is for a healthy and clean province where Albertans are leaders in environmental conservation and protection, enjoy sustainable economic prosperity, quality of life and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Alberta Electric Systems Operator

The Alberta Electric Systems Operator (AESO) leads the planning and operation of the power system, facilitates competitive electricity markets, and ensures open access to the grid.

Related Associations and Organizations

Women in Renewable Energy

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) advances the role and recognition of women working in the energy sector. They support Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity in Canada’s Electricity Sector and other programs that improve organizational diversity and inclusion.

Solar Energy Society of Alberta

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) is the trusted community resource for the widespread understanding and use of solar energy in Alberta.

Public School Boards Association of Alberta

The Public School Boards Association of Alberta (PSBAA) mission is to ensure the continuation and constant improvement of a universally accessible system of public education, which is locally governed, student centered and challenging.

Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is working to solve today’s greatest energy challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and sustains a high quality of life.

  • The New Energy Economy. Showcasing Albertans and their projects that leverage low carbon opportunities.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Canada

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Canada – Local Governments for Sustainability is is an association of local governments with a mission to build and serve a worldwide movement of local and regional governments that are committed to achieving tangible improvements in environmental sustainability.

Efficiency Canada

Efficiency Canada advocates to make our country a global leader in energy efficiency. We convene people from across Canada’s economy to work together to advance policies required to take full advantage of energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is a provincial agency that promotes and supports energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities.

Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta

The Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta (EVAA) mission is to spread awareness, instill excitement, and promote adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in Alberta.

Canadian Wind Energy Association

The Candian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) leads the effort to ensure Canada fully realizes its abundant wind energy potential on behalf of its members – and for the benefit of all Canadians – to build a cleaner, stronger future.

Canadian Institute for Energy Training

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is an energy training centre founded in 1996 that offers a wide range of sustainable energy training programs across Canada.

Canada Green Building Council

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.

All One Sky Foundation

All One Sky Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization established by the former Climate Change Central in 2010 to help vulnerable populations at the crossroads of energy and climate change.

Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates (AI) is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics.

Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance

Established in 2007, the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) is a group of industry, associations, municipal and non-profit organizations.

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