Alberta's Clean Energy Future
Clean energy is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Around the world, people are starting to recognize that we need to change how they think about energy and how it’s used. While progress is being made, it won’t happen over night. Alberta believes we will get there through education and by setting realistic targets and regulations today, while continuing to invest in technology for tomorrow. Learn more about how Alberta’s oil sands are part of the clean energy future.
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Our efforts and lessons learned are useful around the worlds as we all work towards the same goal: a sustainable, global energy future. Read more
Alberta is working directly with Aboriginal communities to conduct studies, collect data and monitor changes in the environment. Read more
Air quality in the oil sands region is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year using the best available technology. Read more
Alberta's $1.3 billion commitment to CCS is one way we're moving toward clean energy technology, today. Read more
Alberta is the only place in North America that regulates GHG emissions from large emitters in the energy sector. We're also investing in clean energy technology. Read more
Through Alberta's strict rules, industry is responsible for making sure the land is as productive as it was before, once development is complete. Read more
Tailings ponds are closely monitored and industry must develop plans to reclaim them. Research in-the-works is looking at ways to eventually eliminate tailings as we know them. Read more
By tapping into the pioneer spirit of Albertans, we are finding green and clean energy solutions through technology and research. Read more
Strict laws, limits, and monitoring networks are supported by research, technical innovations and best practices to ensure environmental impacts are mitigated and avoided. Read more
Alberta monitors both natural and human-caused changes to wildlife and biodiversity to keep wildlife safe, minimize habitat disturbance and ensure long-term health of ecosystems. Read more
Did you know?
The oil sands are the third-largest source of proven crude oil reserves in the world, next to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Alberta’s oil sands produce 1.9 million barrels per day. That number is expected to double within the next decade.
Alberta provides more oil to the U.S. than Saudi Arabia.
The Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates capital investment at $207 billion over the 2013 - 2022 period.
Over the next five years, Alberta is expected to invest $6.1 billion in green technology –more than all the other Canadian provinces combined.