About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Alberta government announces new restrictions on renewable energy development (Updated)

Last Updated: March 20, 2024

Latest Updates | March 5, 2024 Updates

On February 28, 2024, following a 7-month "pause" on the approval of new renewable energy projects in the province, the Government of Alberta (GoA) announced their plans for future renewables development, and issued a letter to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) advising them of the policy, legislative and regulatory changes that they intend to advance regarding the development of renewable energy projects. What follows is a compilation of news coverage, opinion and analysis, and responses to the government's announcement from AEN members, and other environmental advocacy organizations.

Latest Updates

On March 15, 2024, the Government of Alberta sent a draft map to industry members, providing additional clarity on the areas where renewable energy development will be restricted. The map was less restrictive than some had feared, but questions remain.

Earlier, the Alberta Utilities Commission released the first of two reports resulting from its inquiry into the renewable energy industry in Alberta. The report concluded that compared to other forms of industrial development, renewables power projects pose little threat of agricultural land loss, and have "well-understood and relatively contained reclamation risks."

Have your say on the future of renewable energy development in Alberta

Inquiry into the ongoing economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation in Alberta
22 Nov 2023

On August 3, 2023, the Government of Alberta directed the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to halt approvals of new renewable energy projects, and to hold an inquiry in order to make recommendations on new regulations for renewables development. The AUC launched their inquiry on September 11, 2023.

Submit your comments to AUC online

Make your voice heard by submitting your feedback to the AUC through their online comment matrix or by providing a written submission through the AUC's eFiling System (Proceeding 28501). Deadline for comments is November 22, 2023. Read More

Issue Brief: Imperial Oil tailings leaks

February 15 Updates | March 11 Updates | March 13 Updates | April 11 Updates | Resources: Learn, Take Action, & Amplify

Latest Updates

Hearings on the Kearl spill before the House of Commons environment and sustainable development committee started with Indigenous communities testifying on April 17 followed by executives from Imperial Oil on April 20.

In the midst of the testimony before the environment and sustainable development committee, it was announced that there had been a release of water from Suncor's Fort Hills oil sands site.


Learn more about oil sands tailings, take action, and amplify the concerns around the Imperial Oil Kearl Project leaks.

NGO Board Positions available

Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) Board of Directors
NGO Board Members & Alternates

What we need

CASA is an influential Alliance that has had, and continues to have, a very significant and substantive influence on air policy and management in Alberta. The Clean Air Caucus of the Alberta Environmental Network is seeking additional Non-government Organization representation in currently vacant NGO positions on  the CASA Board.  

Four NGO positions on the CASA Board are now available: Read More


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