Alberta’s coal phase-out: How the province plans to kick carbon to the curb – Calgary

There is more energy in Alberta’s coal than in all of the province’s oil, gas and bitumen combined. And it’s cheap. But times have changed and the black rock has become a pariah of sorts. No longer seen as an advantage, it’s now viewed as a dirty habit to be kicked.

Phillips says the province will replace coal with a mix of natural gas and renewable energy, like wind and solar power, in just 14 years.

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the province is committed to phasing out coal-fired electricity by 2030. (Erin Collins/CBC)

Asthma Society of Canada gives Environment Minister Shannon Phillips the award for best public policy for her and her government’s Alberta coal phase out.😃

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/coal-alberta-environment-renewable-solar-wind-power-1.3415931

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