Alberta's to phase out coal by 2030

Last Modified: Thu Mar 17 2016 07:06:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 55%
    Coal currently accounts for more than half of the province's electricity and is the lifeblood of many communities and industries across Alberta.
  • 12
    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.
  • $224 million
    Cost of the early shut-down, according to Parkland County Council Jackie McCuaig, apart from many job that will be lost.
  • $600,000
    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.