Imagining Alberta’s Solar Future

Moustafa YoussefBlog

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After hearing what Albertans had to say the Climate Change Advisory Panel recommended to the Alberta government that coal fired electricity be phased out by 2030 by phasing in 50-75% of its supply with renewables. Many reports submitted to the Panel advised on how much solar should be installed in the years to come. The Pembina Institute in their report Power to Change, conducted a study where … Read More

Can Solar FIT in Alberta?

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Can Solar FIT in Alberta? The Pembina Institute in their report Power to Change provided a plan to reduce ghg emissions from the power sector, by expediting the retirement of Alberta’s coal fired power plants and converting its two youngest to burn biomass, working on energy efficiency and of course developing our renewables capacities. Below I will try to describe … Read More

Is Solar Subsidizing the Alberta Grid?

Moustafa YoussefBlog

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Progressive governments that are serious about renewable energy and climate change subsidize solar in order to make investments in it more rewarding. With oil prices threatening the province’s books there is no sense in asking for such incentives, but what if I told you that we can accelerate the adoption of solar power in our province without any cost to … Read More