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Alberta to phase out coal ‘as quickly as we reasonably can’ says premier – Mining.com
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September 29, 2015
Despite getting 55% of its energy from coal-fired power plants, the Alberta premier says the province will drop coal.
“We will be looking for a strategy to phase out the use of coal as quickly as we reasonably can—without imposing unnecessary price shocks on consumers; or risking security of supply; or unnecessarily stranding capital,” said Premier Rachel Notley speaking to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce.
Notley says the future lays in renewables and energy efficiency.
“We need a roadmap to renewable energy, and we need to get the economics of that conversion right.”