Renewable and Alternative Energy
Reducing emissions and increasing the use of renewable and alternative energy sources are key components of the
Climate Leadership Plan . To help achieve these goals, the government
Renewable Electricity Program , the program will add 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 and puts Alberta on a path to achieve a target of 30 per cent renewable energy by that time. The
Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) opened competition for the program in March of 2017.
The need to develop these resources will continue as demand for energy rises in Alberta. Since 1996, peak demand has increased by over 4,000 megawatts (MW), and the population has increased by 1.3 million. Both are expected to rise even more in the years to come.Alberta’s
Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) requires commercial fuel producers to blend renewable products into their fuels, the program along with forms and reports is available on the Environment and Parks website.Differences between Renewable and Alternative EnergyRenewable energy comes from a source that is naturally occurring and replenishes after use.
Alternative energy comes from non-renewable resources, but produces fewer emissions than conventional energy.Examples:
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