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Alberta to invest $444 million in bioenergy

February 25, 2012
By Scott Jamieson

Feb. 26, 2012, Edmonton, AB - The province of Alberta has committed an unprecedented $444 million over the next three years to encourage Albertans to develop bioenergy alternatives using waste such as manure and wood chips.

In coming
years the government will double and then triple the amount of money
going into renewable energy development, from $66 million this year to
$162 million in 2013, then to $216 million the year after that.

is to encourage bioenergy production in the province, as a renewable
source of energy,” Alberta Energy spokeswoman Christine King said
Friday. “Of course, it goes back to our environmental responsibilities,
(and) reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”



Read the full Edmonton Journal article here.

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