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Alberta leads country in renewable energy growth


March 24, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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Alberta’s share of renewables is expected to grow to 26 per cent by 2023 from 16 per cent in 2017.

Although the province has been dominated by coal and natural gas, it has made a notable shift towards cleaner-burning natural gas. Saskatchewan and Manitoba are also making strides toward renewable energy growth.

“When people think about the prairies, many of them think about fossil fuels,” Darren Christie, chief economist with Canada Energy Regulator, told Lethbridge News Now. “Interestingly, our projections show they are actually now leading the way in renewable energy growth, while national levels will slow in the next three years.”

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