Resource Library

Welcome to the Resource Library! 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.

Electric Vehicle Savings Calculator

Compare the costs of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles with electric vehicles using our new resource, the Electric Vehicle Savings Calculator.

Solar Friendly Municipalities

The Toolkit provides municipalities with information to install solar PV on their facilities, reduce permitting and tax barriers to solar PV in their communities, and engage community members on the benefits of producing power locally.

Alberta Solar Calculator

Evaluate a proposed grid-connected solar PV project by comparing the development costs to the cost of purchasing electricity from Alberta’s grid.

How to Calculate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Follow this simple approach for calculating emissions reductions to understand your carbon impact.

Myth Busting: Electric Vehicles in Alberta

In 2019, we busted myths and misconceptions about electric vehicles in Alberta. Today, we are readdressing these concerns to finally put them to rest.

  • | 2024 | Case Study

    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 Hyundai Kona performed in cold weather.  

  • | 2023 | Case Study

    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.

  • | 2023 | Website

    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 culture of preparedness and build a more disaster-resilient country.

  • | 2023 | Website

    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 weather safety, seasonal safety, and more.

    Severe Weather Centre

    Severe Weather Safety

  • | 2022

    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, and Manitoba. Prepared by the Prairie Climate Centre, this report highlights three major weather and climate hazards specific to the Prairies, and how they are affecting, and will continue to affect, our way of life across seven sectors. The report summarizes climate projections for the end of this century under a high emission scenario using data from the Climate Atlas of Canada

  • | 2023 | Tool

    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 in Alberta.

    Use this resource to learn about the variety of approaches to climate adaptation planning underway in Alberta. Use these as opportunities to connect with peer and neighbouring municipalities who are advancing climate adaptation in their communities.

  • | 2023

    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. Some measures cost nothing more than the effort it takes to re-configure systems or change the way things are done.

    Help your municipality reduce its energy consumption at minimal cost. Browse this list of low-cost and no-cost measures for ideas that can be adapted to meet your specific needs and goals.

  • | 2023

    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:

    • A summary of Alberta communities’ views on renewable energy procurement
    • An overview of Alberta’s renewable energy boom
    • Example mechanisms for enabling community renewables 
    • Recommendations for advancing community renewables in Alberta’s market

    We encourage anyone with an interest in energy affordability, local climate action, renewable energy and rural sustainability to download and read the report.

  • | 2023

    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 grasp the opportunities of fostering homegrown manufacturing of EV parts, including batteries.

    This series is delivered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and presented by ECO Canada. It is part of the Government of Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicles Awareness Initiative.

  • | 2022

    Indigenous Climate Resilience Resource Hub

    Browse this resource to discover climate action initiatives, resources and funding sources. Learn about climate adaptation and resilience while starting conversations and building relationships within and among communities, including municipalities and Indigenous communities.

    All listed resources and initiatives are either available nationally or within Alberta, homelands to:

    • First Nations outlined in Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Treaty 8
    • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
    • Non-Status Indigenous Nations/Communities
    • Métis Settlements established by the Métis Settlements Act
    • Métis Nation of Alberta
    • Self-governing Métis Nations/Communities