A firm target has been set by the NDP government when it comes to renewable energy.
The government says it wants to see 30% of Alberta’s electricity coming from wind, solar, and hydro by 2030.
They believe that $10.5 billion will be invested in the province by companies looking to provide the renewable energy and they also think that over 7,000 jobs will be created.
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the plan is to have 5,000 megawatts of electricity generated by renewable sources by 2030 and she says the government is prepared to financially support renewable projects, but she would not say by how much.
As it stands now, Alberta’s current power capacity is just over 16,000 megawatts and 50% of that comes from coal.
Pictured – Environment Minister Shannon Phillips