Coal currently accounts for more than half of the province's electricity and is the lifeblood of many communities and industries across Alberta.
of the province's 18 coal-fired generation plants would be shut down by 2030, under federal coal phase-out regulations. Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the province is committed to phasing out coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Cost of the early shut-down, according to Parkland County Council Jackie McCuaig, apart from many job that will be lost.
The amount, the province will pay over a period of 6 months to Terry Boston, recently retired President of PJM International. He has been hired as a facilitator to work with power generation owners in the province to fast-track the phase-out.