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Alberta power bills set to spike
Edmonton Sun
Alberta's utilities watchdog warns some consumers will see massive spikes in their power bills this summer. Recently, the Utilities Consumer Advocate office advised that Albertans who do not have a fixed contract and purchase electricity through the Regulated Rate Option (RRO) will see an average increase of $21 on their electricity bill this month as the RRO increased from almost four cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in June to more than seven cents per kWh in July.
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Geothermal pitched as Alberta's next big energy source
CBC News
Standard thinking for decades has been that geothermal technology is too expensive and inefficient to be a significant source of energy. But a growing number of experts say the time may be right for geothermal to assume a higher profile, especially in oil-rich Alberta. The economics of renewable energy projects are improving as governments begin to introduce carbon taxes and other fees on large carbon-emitting facilities, such as coal power plants.
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Calgary's wind powered LRT is an incredibly successful system
Huffington Post Canada
The CTrain in Calgary is one of the greatest examples of electrified transport in Canada. It is overwhelmingly popular with residents — it boasts an average weekday ridership of 325,000. It has kick started smarter, denser development around its stations. And best of all it and the City of Calgary's operations are 100 per cent powered by renewable energy.
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TransAlta to use Tesla batteries in energy storage project in Alberta
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TransAlta Corporation, a Canadian power generation company, will use the batteries of Tesla Motors in a large-scale commercial energy storage project in Alberta. In a statement, TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrel said the company is at the forefront of the industry to improve environment performance in power generation. The company is currently implementing new and sustainable ways to store energy and it is setting the stage for the future.
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Potential hydroelectric project discussed
Peace River Record Gazette
The Amisk Hydroelectric Project, a 330 megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric project proposal for northwestern Alberta, could generate enough renewable electricity to power 250,000 homes. All the while producing minimal greenhouse gas emissions. "It's a river water project, 15 km upstream of the Dunvegan Bridge," said project president, Paul McKendrick.
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Pipestone solar project going well
Daily Herald Tribune
The solar panel technology project currently set up at the County of Grande Prairie's Pipestone Creek campground is going well according to parks and recreation manager Megan Schur. The technology was first set up at the park in time for the May long weekend and was the first project of its magnitude for the county, and is intended to be operational for the long term.
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Final approval sought for $66 million power plant
Medicine Hat News
Final approval to build a $66 million power plant in the Box Springs area could be given early August, a City of Medicine Hat committee has recommended. The project, to build a stand-alone natural gas fuelled generator, was first unveiled in late 2013 as a way to ensure power supply during both emergencies and peak demand, as well as profit off exports to the rest of the province.
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Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy
CBC News
Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds recently, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. The Jobs, Justice and The Climate concert was held to encourage investment in renewable energy.
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