Advancing an Energy Transition in Alberta

An energy transition is underway around the globe as the energy sector is moving away from fossil fuels to one based primarily on renewable sources like wind and solar. 

Alberta is also currently going through an energy transition, where Albertans fear transitioning off fossil fuels will mean massive job loss, widespread economic strain, and social disruption. There is a lot of uncertainty about how the Albertan economy will survive, especially in rural areas, and how people will afford the cost of living. 

However, with its abundance of natural resources, highly skilled workforce, and ability to innovate, Alberta is well positioned to be a world leader in the advancement of a low-carbon, regenerative, circular, and caring economy while also ensuring a Just Transition.

Just Transition: an approach to economic, environmental, and social policy that aims to create an equitable and prosperous future for workers and communities which is needed in efforts to address climate change while ensuring that no one – especially the most vulnerable – is left behind.

Advancing an Energy Transition in Alberta

The purpose of this project is to drive coalition building, public will, and community mobilization to advance an Energy Transition to a low-carbon economy in Alberta. Alberta Environmental Network’s end goals include:

  • to support an engaged, literate, organized and mobilized citizenry that
    • demands an Energy Transition to a low-carbon economy
    • demands clear direction and accountability from provincial leaders in all sectors
    • comprises of diverse sectors supporting a collective effort to shift the province to clean energy and new kinds of jobs in Alberta and supports for workers
  • a time-line and plan for transitioning off fossil fuels from the provincial government

GET INVOLVED

Energy Transition Working Group

The Alberta Environmental Network is forming an Energy Transition Working Group that will bring together diverse Alberta organizations that are working on aspects of an Energy Transition. For more information, contact Preet at [email protected]

Energy Transition Task Force

This Energy Transition Task Force will consist of climate-engaged Albertans (not necessarily affiliated with an environmental group) who are interested in supporting AEN’s Energy Transition work. For more information, contact Preet at [email protected]

CONTACT INFORMATION

Preet Kang

Energy Transition Campaigner
[email protected]