Minister of Energy Margaret McCuaig-Boyd and Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips were joined today by leaders from Alberta energy and electricity companies, as well as companies looking to invest in building Alberta’s future electricity system.
These energy leaders expressed a willingness and commitment to working with the Alberta government to ensure that the transition is fair to the companies currently supplying Alberta’s electricity needs, and ensure Alberta is an attractive and competitive market place to invest in modernizing Alberta’s electricity system.
“Albertans are leaders. The plan we have put forward enables us to take real action on climate change, protect our electricity market and responsibly transition away from coal to up to 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030. This is good for our environment, good for our image in the world and good for the health of families.”
Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks“Transitioning away from coal creates a tremendous opportunity for new investment in Alberta. Throughout the course of this phase-out, our province will see billions of dollars in new investments. While this transition takes place, our government is committed to working with the companies operating in our competitive market, as well as those looking to invest to ensure that everyone is treated fairly.”
Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy“The AESO is confident that by working closely with government and industry, we can reliably implement the transition away from coal.”