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Alberta to ban some renewable energy projects, greens say move is 'uncertainty bomb'

Alberta, which produces most of Canada's crude oil, will ban renewable power projects on prime agricultural land and erect buffer zones to ensure wind turbines do not spoil scenic views, the provincial government said on Wednesday.
The province gave few details and said more announcements would follow, prompting one green group to complain that "an uncertainty bomb" had been dropped on a once booming sector.
Last year, Alberta temporarily halted approvals of major new projects amid concerns over renewables' reliability and land use, cooling investment in the industry and challenging the federal Liberal government's clean energy ambitions.

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  • Princess

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    The decision by Alberta to ban some renewable energy projects is concerning, as it introduces uncertainty into the renewable energy sector.

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • walter lungayi

        6 w

        So disappointing. It's important for governments to prioritize and support renewable energy initiatives for a greener future.

        • Sarah Chabane

          6 w

          100% not the right way to go....

          • Chris Ndungu

            6 w

            The government ought to intervene in this because it's might course a huge risk to loosing our environment demands.

            • Rotich Kim

              6 w

              This exposure us to a great risk of loosing our environment we need urgent intervention

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                6 w

                Very disappointing, ban all fossil fuel projects instead

                • George Kariuki

                  6 w

                  Alberta's renewable energy setback is deeply concerning! We need all hands on deck to tackle the climate crisis, and this move throws up unnecessary roadblocks.

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