Alberta announces firm target of 30% by 2030, Support for 5,000 MW

On November 30 2015, Alberta's Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office Shannon Phillips, announced that the province will commit to a firm target of 30% by 2030 and support 5,000 MW of additional renewable energy capacity. During a session later in the day at the conference where the announcement was delivered,  CanSIA and CanWEA representatives Patrick Bateman & Evan Wilson delivered the key message that "30% renewables by 2030  is achievable in Alberta both cost-effectively and without compromising reliability of supply".  The announcement was covered by several news outlets including the CBC, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald and the practical implications of this target will be discussed during CanSIA's Solar West 2016 in Edmonton from October 5th to 7th.

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Information courtesy of CanSIA