ERA and others asked to identify opportunities for future energy efficiency work in Alberta

June 25th, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced the winding down of Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA). ERA is working with the Province and EEA on a plan that would see it assume responsibility for new program outcomes targeting industrial and commercial entities, along with associated EEA staff and resources.

Program outcomes targeting residential municipalities and other institutional facilities would become the responsibility of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), while programming that provides training and capacity building for energy efficiency would move to Alberta Environment and Parks. EEA will remain operational until September, allowing them to wind up existing programs that will not continue. Click here to read EEA’s announcement.

Each organization has been asked to play a role in future energy efficiency work in alignment with its mandates. The Government of Alberta reinforced that delivering energy savings and emissions reductions through energy efficiency programs targeting industrial and commercial businesses remains a priority.

Since 2009, reducing costs and carbon across sectors has been core to ERA’s mandate. ERA has a proven business model that offers the organizational efficiencies and effective results the Government of Alberta is seeking. Its goal now is to identify the best way to leverage the capacity of EEA, secure additional investment from the Province, and develop and implement programs that will deliver improved environmental and economic outcomes for Alberta.

For more information contact:

Emissions Reduction Alberta
Kevin Duncan
Cell: 403.431.2859
kduncan@eralberta.ca

ABOUT EMISSIONS REDUCTION ALBERTA (ERA):

For more than 10 years, ERA has been investing the revenues from the carbon price paid by large final emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since we were established in 2009, we have committed $534 million toward 161 projects worth $4 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative reductions of 32.9 million tonnes of CO₂e by 2030.