• The Chin Chute wind power project in southern Alberta will receive up to $9 million in funding from the Federal Government over the next 10 years. The project, which is located approximately 20 kilometers southwest of Taber, has qualified for certain incentives under the ecoENERGY for Renewable power initiative. The project is composed of 20 turbines, capable of generating nearly 30 megawatts of clean, renewable power, enough to power around 11,000 homes.
  • A recent study prepared for Bruce Power Alberta has found that a nuclear power plant in the Peace River region of Alberta would create 2,700 long term jobs in the area, and contribute approximately $12 billion of gross domestic product to the province during the construction period alone. For each year that the plant operates, it would be expected to result in $280 million in labour income to the region or $520 million to the Province of Alberta.
  • GreenField Ethanol Inc. plans to build many industrial scale facilities across North America that would produce biofuels from municipal solid waste. The company is presently constructing a $70 million project in Edmonton that it hopes will serve as a model for dozens of other similar facilities. The Edmonton facility is expected to initially produce 36 million litres of ethanol a year. As part of an agreement, the city of Edmonton will supply the plant with a minimum of 100,000 tons of stored solid waste a year. It is expected to take 18 months before the Edmonton plant is up and running.