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AHPE Membership Directory

Members of the Alberta Health Professionals for the Environment Working Group are drawn from a diverse range of organizations within the healthcare sector. These organizations represent nursing, pharmacy, medicine, public health, health-related charities, and allied health professions and workers. Comprised of dedicated health and healthcare professionals, academics, and subject matter experts, AHPE brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this much needed space. Read More

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."

For Practitioners

As health professionals, we have a unique opportunity to influence both individual health outcomes and broader environmental sustainability efforts. The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN), which links Alberta based organizations committed to preserving and protecting the environment, has formed a planetary health working group – “Alberta Health Professionals for the Environment (AHPE)” – to help mobilize and coordinate the health sector towards addressing environmental risks to planetary health, including the health of humans and all species. Read More

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  • Resource Database: Access a wealth of information on how environmental factors can impact your health, that of future generations and the planet including short summaries, posters, links to credible articles, guides, and more. AHPE resources focus on what you can do!
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