Minister Phillips Announces Procurement of 5,000 MW of Renewables by 2030

Have you been waiting for Alberta to commit to Renewables?   Well, it has happened.

Today at the 4th Annual Alberta Power Symposium, Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, announced in her keynote address that Alberta will procure 5,000 MW of additional renewable energy capacity by 2030. This will support the Government's firm target of having 30 per cent of Alberta's electricity generated by renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydro by 2030.  

 CanSIA President & CEO, John Gorman, made the following statement:  

 "For too long, discussions about climate change have focused on what we can't do. Now that renewable technology costs have reached new lows, it's time to focus on what we can do with our tremendous renewable energy resources. Today's announcement sets a renewable energy target that is achievable while establishing Alberta as a progressive and leading jurisdiction in the global effort to reduce emissions. Solar energy is ready to be a big contributor to a strong and clean Alberta economy."

 The remainder of the Government of Alberta's press release can be found here

Content Source:  CanSIA