Friday, February 8, 2008

Conserving Energy in Alberta, Canada

Bow River and Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

The Canadian state, Alberta, which produces around 70% of U.S. oil is determined to reduce their greenhouse emissions 50% by the year 2050. The main concentration of this plan uses the process of capturing and storing, preserving energy as well as greening energy production.

Alberta’s government has the goal to conserve their energy while not delaying or impairing economical development. Alberta is hopeful with these plans of reducing CO2 emissions from both the state’s oil and sands industry will result in a 70% overall cuts in greenhouse emissions.

Approximately 12% of gas diminutions are going to be through conservation and energy efficiency. They also plan on advancing their technologies to be environment friendly using clean energy including incentives for expanding renewable energy sources are contributing another 18% to the overall 70%.

On the opposing side, this plan will not initiate until the year 2020. Alberta, who is accountable for of the nation’s emissions, cannot afford to wait another 12 years to begin to implement this plan.


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