Investing in Alberta's Clean Energy
Original Air Date:
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Alberta’s biggest polluters have the option of paying $15 into the climate change technology fund for every tonne of greenhouse gas emissions over the reduction limit. That cash is then invested in new clean energy technology.
In the last three years, the fund has pumped nearly $160 million into 31 projects valued at more than $800 million. However, some critics question whether we're investing enough money and in the right projects.
Are polluters paying a big enough penalty for their emissions? Will the return investment go far enough in helping Alberta reach its climate change goals?
Joining us for this discussion is Eric Newell, Chair of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation and a Former CEO of Syncrude; Don Macdonald, Instructor at MacEwan University and is a former Climate Change Policy Advisor and Technology Manager with the Alberta Government; and Bob Page, Transalta Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability in the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economy at the University of Calgary.
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