In a wide-ranging interview, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden reflects on 2017, sets out his priorities for the year ahead and gives his view on the company’s role in the renewable energy transition. He also offers a unique insight into his daily working life.
The recent renewable energy procurement in Alberta has garnered much well-earned hype. It delivered wind power at prices that are a record low for Canada at an average price of $37/megawatt hour – cheaper than natural gas. But shock at the price — with the crowd at the announcement literally gasping at the number — shouldn’t have been the case. Continue reading “Renewable Energy is Consistently Outperforming Predictions”
CEO of the agency, Monica Curtis, says 50,000 households have taken advantage of rebates on some appliances and items like LED lights, as well as for renovations. Continue reading “50,000 Alberta Households Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Rebates”
The Brooks project, which launched last week, is the first utility scale solar facility in Western Canada, far surpassing any other solar project currently operating. This is the first of several renewable energy projects to be constructed in Alberta as the province shifts away from coal power plants.
Continue reading “Alberta’s Renewable Revolution Ignites”
Over 1.3 million people in Nicaragua (primarily rural) are not connected to grid electricity. Local families are currently dependant on kerosene lamps, candles, and battery powered flashlights for lighting. All of which provide poor light quality, pose environmental and health risks and are costly; $5 to $11CDN each month for an average family consuming two to four liters of kerosene).
The Alberta government is putting up $36 million for a rebate program to encourage rooftop solar panels on homes and businesses.
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says more details are to come and the rebates are to be available as early as this summer.
Free LED lights, new appliance rebates and business incentives are among the programs coming to Alberta in 2017 to help homes and businesses save energy and money, said Environment Minister Shannon Phillips at a news conference in southeast Calgary Monday afternoon.
Two young men who grew up together and each trained to become journeymen electricians are cutting big swaths in the field of green energy.