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Expanded Technologies Pilot an evolution of ERA’s Energy Savings for Business Program

December 1st, 2021

For immediate release EDMONTON, AB – Alberta businesses now have even more opportunity to invest in cost- and energy-saving technologies that will improve their operational efficiency and reduce their emissions. The Energy Savings for Business (ESB) program is expanding, creating an…

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$176 million announced to support 16 shovel-ready projects to accelerate Alberta’s economic recovery, cut greenhouse gas emissions

November 1st, 2021

For immediate release EDMONTON, AB – Sixteen shovel-ready projects will share $176 million in provincial and federal funding to accelerate Alberta’s economic recovery while supporting environmental sustainability. The projects were selected by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) through its Shovel-Ready Challenge….

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Energy Savings for Business program extended and incentive limits increased for Alberta companies investing in clean technology

October 6th, 2021

Alberta businesses have until March 31, 2023, to complete energy- and cost-saving projects EDMONTON, AB – On Energy Efficiency Day 2021, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced it has extended the completion date for projects funded through its Energy Savings for…

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Diversifying the economy with cutting-edge tech

July 27th, 2021

Minister Nixon, George Wadsworth, MLA Nathan Neudorf, MLA Grant Hunter, Reeve Lorne Hickey, and ERA CEO Steve MacDonald at the site of Lethbridge County’s new Canary Biofuels facility. The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund is supporting a new…

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Announcing $5 million in funding for a new transformative energy storage technology

June 17th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Project showcases technology that stores energy in water underground to compliment renewable energy projects Edmonton, AB – Taking a step towards reliable renewable energy in Alberta, Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from the…

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$33 million announced to advance technology innovations in Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food, and forestry sectors

April 20th, 2021

EDMONTON, AB – Using drones to help reforest remote boreal environments. Reducing methane emissions from cattle by up to 90 per cent through feed additives. Leveraging artificial intelligence to optimize energy usage at a pulp mill. These are three of…

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ERA is now accepting applications for external reviewers to take part in future project evaluations

March 29th, 2021

Emissions Reduction Alberta is seeking to expand its roster of expert external reviewers by establishing a list of individuals with strong qualifications and expertise in science, engineering, business development, commercialization, financing, and greenhouse gas quantification. These external reviewers will be…

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Investment in new technologies aims to reduce pipeline emissions

February 4th, 2021

For immediate release EDMONTON, AB – The Government of Alberta has announced nearly $2 million in funding to help accelerate the adoption of new technologies—electrification, artificial intelligence, machine learning—that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the pipeline transportation…

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Support for businesses to create jobs and cut emissions

February 1st, 2021

ERA’s new $55 million Energy Savings for Business Program now accepting applications EDMONTON, AB – Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Energy Savings for Business Program is now accepting applications for projects that create skilled jobs, boost investment, and cut greenhouse gas…

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Oil sands emissions intensities drop

December 17th, 2020

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE UPSTREAM GHG EMISSIONS EDMONTON, AB – A new report concludes that when Alberta specific data is used, upstream GHG intensity numbers of oil sands production pathways are 14 to 35 per cent lower than previously published…

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