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May 17, 2024

New Podcast Episode: Political polarization of perspectives on wind power with John Parkins

EPISODE 8- Political Polarization of Perspectives on Wind Power with John Parkins With a 2050 net-zero goal on the horizon, Alberta is going to have to turn to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. But how do landowners feel about the development of wind power? Are these perspectives connected to political affiliation? FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES: Unraveling the…

April 29, 2024

Short and long term solutions for Alberta’s water crisis

Despite recent snowfall in parts of the province, Alberta remains at risk of facing drought this spring and summer. The province operates under a water licencing system that complicates water allocation in times of scarcity. Water licenses allow licence holders to use ground or surface water. The first in time first in right system means older licenses have first dibs. The holder may be a business,…

April 4, 2024

New podcast episode: Water licencing and drought In Alberta with Lorraine Nicol

EPISODE 8- Water Licencing and Drought In Alberta with Lorraine Nicol As Alberta faces drought, how do we work with water licence holders to ensure Albertans have access to water? Find out more from our latest podcast episode with Lorraine Nicol. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES: Priority? Licence transfers? Here's how Alberta's water system works Municipal Development and Alberta's…

March 27, 2024

What would a net-zero Albertan city look like?

Along with the rest of Canada, Alberta has committed to a 2050 net zero emissions goal, but the province may end up lagging behind the rest of the country. Part of the net-zero emissions goal is the net-zero grid goal that Canada committed to for 2035, however Alberta will be 15 years behind the rest of the country after the provincial government pushed for a 2050 net-zero grid goal. The extended…

March 8, 2024

New podcast episode: The carbon footprint of high latitude neighbourhoods with Nilusha Welegedara

EPISODE  7- The Carbon Footprint of High Latitude Neighbourhoods An increase in greenhouse gasses is the main culprit of climate change around the globe with 50 to 60 per cent of emissions being produced by cities. Find out more about how neighbourhood carbon emissions are contributing in this podcast episode with Nilusha Welegedara. For more information check out these resources: Household energy-related…