Category: News

  • $12 million to support cleaner and more efficient technology upgrades for small- and medium-sized oil and gas producers

    EDMONTON, AB – Emissions Reduction Alberta is committing $12 million through the new Small Producers Energy Efficiency Deployment (SPEED) stream, part of the $55 million Energy Savings for Business (ESB) suite of funding. The investment will help the province’s small- and medium-sized oil and gas facilities reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions, decrease operating costs, and become…

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  • Alberta partners in global CCUS initiative to leverage investment from 8 countries

    Four Alberta-led CCUS projects receive funding as part of international partnership EDMONTON, AB – ERA is committing over $2 million to four carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects worth almost $24 million through an international partnership with Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT). These innovative Alberta-based projects were selected through the ACT consortium’s recent Call for…

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  • Recruitment underway for new ERA CEO

    After more than six years leading the organization, Steve MacDonald has announced he will be retiring  from his position of CEO with Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in June, 2022.  The search for a new CEO was launched earlier this month. MacDonald joined ERA in 2015 after an extensive career in the Alberta civil service. Under his…

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  • $30 million to accelerate carbon capture projects in Alberta

    For immediate release EDMONTON, AB – A new $30 million funding opportunity will accelerate development of industrial-scale carbon capture and transportation technology solutions in Alberta. Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Carbon Capture Kickstart: Design and Engineering call builds on Alberta’s global leadership in this space, and will fill key knowledge gaps, drive partnerships and innovation, and…

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

    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 opportunity for participants to propose technologies that are unique to their projects and that may…

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

    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. They represent a total investment of more than $2 billion in public and private funding.…

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

    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 Business (ESB) program until March 31, 2023. To further support participation, the incentive limit for…

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  • Diversifying the economy with cutting-edge tech

    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 facility in southern Alberta that will create jobs and cut emissions by transforming agricultural waste.…

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

    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 Government of Alberta, launched an ambitious project to develop an ultra-low-cost multi-gigawatt (GW) geologic energy…

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

    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 17 technology innovations that will receive funding from the Government of Alberta through Emissions Reduction…

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