What do a retired firefighter, a former geologist, an environmental risk assessment consultant, a contractor, and a poet all have in common? A love for their communities, Black Diamond and Turner Valley.
May 3, 2016 will be a day Albertans never forget. It was the day the Alberta government declared a state of emergency. It was the day 90,000 people were evacuated from Fort McMurray and began moving south.
Each month we feature some of Alberta's Energy Marketers and the unique projects and causes they are involved with. We would like to introduce you to Reece Torode from Calgary, Founder of Reset Energy.
The electricity market has been dominating the news this month, but there is an important piece of energy news that has been overlooked, and that's Natural Gas prices.
Albertans were spoiled with above average temperatures this November, but the arrival of December and the holiday season brought with it the cold prairie temperatures we all know too well. Keeping our utility bills as low as possible is a high priority and it's time to crack down on wasted energy.
Small business is the heart of our province. The entrepreneurial spirit of Alberta is part of what has made this province great. Now more than ever, it is important for our government to help these businesses thrive.
It has been a jam-packed month for energy and climate leadership news. From the launch of Energy Efficiency Alberta, to the provincial government's announcement of the Renewable Electricity Program, and to the unexpected election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, it can be hard to keep up.
Please allow us to introduce you to Kris Kasawski, founder of Park Power. He represents the future of Alberta's energy business. Someone who cares and is passionate about his beliefs.
It has been impossible to ignore the topic of solar energy these last few weeks. News outlets have been reporting on the BRIGHT future of the industry, the spotlight has been SHINING on the topic of renewable energy, and Tesla’s announcement of new solar roof tiles has POWERED the topic even more.
Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new agency tasked with these responsibilities: Promoting and supporting the importance of energy efficiency; Creating community energy solutions; and Continuing to promote Micro Generation opportunities for Albertans.
Premier Notely's State of the Province address has again shone a spotlight on the government's plan to phase out coal-fired electricity and promote renewable energy. Details of this plan are to be released this fall. This leaves us with one question: "What is ahead of us?"
Consumers have a choice when it comes to buying energy. Support a small local company that understands the unique needs of Alberta, or deal with an offshore company that is disconnected from the community. For residents in Fort McMurray, the choice is becoming clear, and they are quickly realizing what an impact shipping local jobs offshore can have.
The wife, mother of two teens, and business owner thought long and hard about the type of service she could offer from her home at Camrose. Running a home-based business is not for the faint-of-heart. First, you need to find your passion; Denise Hawkins is an Albertan who discovered hers early in life.
When was the last time you heard of a retailer automatically rolling back electricity prices? Especially today, while everyone is fearful of higher prices on the horizon. This is exactly what happened for a lucky 1,500 customers.
It’s always refreshing when Alberta’s next generation of entrepreneurs step up to the business plate. Young leaders signal hope to realize that our province, indeed, is in good hands…that their vigour contributes to the growth of our economy…and they have a compassion for the wider community.
It's true. Most of us tell white lies. Sometimes, they're meant to share a story that better fits our perspective with the intent of bending reality. On other occasions, we leave out important details to suit us better.
The Alberta Government budgeted $645 million and created Energy Efficiency Alberta this year. It's a new agency staffed and focused on creating energy efficiency programs for the province.