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Banff mayor takes in climate change workshop at FCM

Banff mayor takes in climate change workshop at FCM

“We should all know that climate change is an imminent threat to this park and our home and our lives as we know it, as well as our livelihoods, and there’s absolutely an economic cost that’s going to come with the very real effects of climate change.”
Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal

Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal

“It seems like we’re about a month behind what we would normally see for snow amounts."
Snow at higher elevations keeping bears in valley bottoms

Snow at higher elevations keeping bears in valley bottoms

“There’s less food up high so we have more bears staying in the valley later and that’s coinciding with an increase in tourist use,” said Laura Nicholson, resource management officer for Banff National Park.
Alberta needs cohesive flood planning: experts

Alberta needs cohesive flood planning: experts

“There's no sort of co-ordinated national approach or national standards, laws, regulations,” said Ryan Ness, director of adaptation at the Canadian Climate Institute.
Carbon capture to help reduce emissions from hydrogen

Carbon capture to help reduce emissions from hydrogen

“We have infrastructure already in place,” said Amit Kumar, professor at the University of Alberta and Alberta Innovates Associate industrial research chair in energy and environmental systems engineering.
Future highways will feature both hydrogen, electric vehicles: expert

Future highways will feature both hydrogen, electric vehicles: expert

The long-haul trucking industry is currently being examined as the future of hydrogen, while electric vehicles are being pegged for personal use.
Alberta is banking on hydrogen to lead its green transition

Alberta is banking on hydrogen to lead its green transition

Most of the hydrogen in the province is produced from natural gas and the process emits C02, which is currently released into the atmosphere.
Province banks on hydrogen with new innovation centre; hopes to lead country, says Nally

Province banks on hydrogen with new innovation centre; hopes to lead country, says Nally

“The hydrogen sector is moving so fast, it’s almost hard to believe where we’ve come in just the last couple of years,” Premier Jason Kenney said at a hydrogen convention on Tuesday.
Albertans could soon store, sell electricity to grid if new bill is passed

Albertans could soon store, sell electricity to grid if new bill is passed

“This legislation will help create more investment and competition, leading to more supply and increased affordability for consumers over the long term,” said Alberta Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity Dale Nally.
Rise of EVs will require smarter, greener electricity grid: expert

Rise of EVs will require smarter, greener electricity grid: expert

Demand-side management can help better use what is already generated