AREA envisions an Alberta where power is supplied entirely by renewable and ecologically sound sources.
AREA advances the deployment of renewable power through educational events, political advocacy, and support for installations.
(updatedFebruary 14, 2018)
In line with the Government of Alberta’s objectives of providing clean, affordable and reliable energy to Albertans,
An achievable Clean Power target of LESS THAN 200 kg CO2e / MWh should be established for the year 2030.
Current Alberta GHG emissions from public electricity generation (excluding BTF Behind the Fence generation) were reported in the 2017 National Inventory Report to be 790 kg CO2e/MWh, while the average public grid emissions for Canada were 140 kg CO2e/MWh).
By 2030, to achieve the Clean Power target, the following actions should be taken:
These actions will also yield a significant reduction in impacts to health from criteria air contaminants SO2, NOx, mercury and particulate matter.