An ambitious INTERIM Low Carbon Generation target of LESS THAN 100 kg CO2e / MWh should be established for the year 2030. This target for Alberta Total Net Generation represents a 75% reduction in the current emission intensity of 400 kg CO2e / MWh.
To achieve the Low Carbon target by 2030, the following actions should be taken:
|Coal power generation should be eliminated by 2023
|Renewable energy and energy storage should supply at least two thirds of total electricity generation by 2030
|Priority should be given to Renewable Generation of Wind, Solar Photovoltaic, Geothermal Power and Interties Upgrades
|Short term (four hours) and Long duration (seasonal) Energy Storage should be integrated with renewable generation to mitigate the intermittent nature of wind and solar power
|17 GW of additional zero-carbon renewable capacity and energy storage by 2030 should foster more than 150,000 direct and indirect jobs and offer an investment opportunity of $25 billion
|Natural gas turbine generation should be required to achieve 100% reduction in GHG emissions by 2035
|The Low Carbon target should be reduced annually such that in the year 2030 the target shall be less than 100 kg CO2e per MWh
|An annual report should be posted publicly on Alberta Environment and Protected Areas website by each fiscal year ending March 31 to document the cumulative GHG emission reductions measured and to indicate the rate of progress toward the 2030 Low Carbon Target.