EDMONTON – Alberta’s investment in Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) supports technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help secure the province’s economic success in a lower-carbon world.
ERA works with industry, government and the innovation community to accelerate innovative solutions, and invest in technologies that benefit Alberta’s environment and economy.
“Innovation is critical to unlocking environmental and economic opportunities for our province. Collaborating with key partners like ERA helps Alberta achieve its climate and energy efficiency priorities. Projects like these not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also spur investment, expand market access, create jobs, and keep Alberta on its path to economic diversification. ERA is helping Alberta grow our economy and prepare for the future.”
– Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
ERA, previously known as the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, details 39 completed projects and several initiatives in its 2015/2016 annual report, including:
In addition to longer term outcomes, ERA funds projects that will deliver near-term GHG emissions reductions of over seven megatonnes by 2020. This is the same as pulling 1.4 million passenger vehicles off the roads for one year.
“Our annual report profiles promising solutions that we are advancing in Alberta. We are accelerating the adoption of renewable energy, reducing methane emissions, addressing emissions from biological sources, and furthering the development of transformative technologies that will reduce the environmental footprint of the oil and gas sector.”
– Steve MacDonald, CEO, ERA