We are currently working in Alberta, seeking a province-wide phase out of coal-fired power which contributes to respiratory illness. Please send an email to Alberta’s Premier saying that you support a coal-free Alberta.
Visit the Alberta Coal Phaseout Coalition website for more information.
For the health science rationale behind our Alberta coal phase-out campaign, please read A Costly Diagnosis: Subsidizing coal power with Albertans’ health, a report co-authored by CAPE, the Asthma Society of Canada, the Lung Association (AB & NWT), and the Pembina Institute.
Phasing Out Alberta Coal Power: A Panel Discussion
On January 16th, 2014 CAPE co-hosted a non-partisan panel at the University of Alberta in Edmonton featuring representatives from all four major provincial political parties to discuss the future of coal power in Alberta. Click here for audio and video recordings of the event and more!
Poll shows most Albertans favour renewable energy over coal
– Edmonton Journal, March 5th, 2014
A new poll shows 80 per cent of Albertans surveyed would like renewable energy used to generate electricity instead of coal. Commissioned by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the poll also found that two-thirds of Albertans are willing to pay higher prices for electricity generated by wind and solar power, and that a majority are convinced there are negative health effects related to burning coal. Click here to continue reading.