As a rapidly growing municipality, the focus of a lot of Edmonton’s urban development is on sustainability and creating livable communities for generations of Edmontonians to come. Municipalities are taking great steps to reducing their carbon footprints through unique initiatives and innovations. Energy production and distribution, transportation, heating and cooling, as well as waste management are all aspects that urban areas are looking to make more efficient.
As a class, use this time to explore the resources listed below. This is your opportunity to learn more about energy projects in your region. We’ve curated a short list for you to explore, but feel free to expand your search to see what else is happening!
In addition to the projects listed, we’ve asked energy experts to contribute their thoughts, listed under Regional Perspectives. These videos are intended to offer you an inside look into various organizations related to energy across Alberta.
As you explore, we invite you to consider the following questions to help focus your exploration and stimulate discussion among your class.
- What projects were new or surprising to your class?
- Which project is the most exciting to you? Why?
- Were there any terms you didn’t understand?
- What opportunities exist for energy in “region”
- What are the challenges of energy projects in “region”
- Do you know someone working in energy?
- How can you contribute to Alberta’s energy future?
If you come up with any big questions you know you’d like to ask our upcoming expert panel, please pre-submit them on Menti!
In Edmonton and its surrounding communities, we can find incredible stories of increased efficiency and pioneering projects. Communities make up cities, and Edmonton is slated to kick off a new way of living with their Blatchford neighbourhood, the largest planned carbon neutral neighbourhood in Canada. Edmonton is also making waves with its waste processing centre where waste goes through a process called carbon recycling to make products like renewable methanol and ethanol. Further south in Leduc, we can see limits being pushed with the largest solar rooftop array.
There are many interesting stories and perspectives on energy in Alberta. We asked several energy experts to share their thoughts on the following questions:
Tell us about an exciting energy project you are working on.
How is your organization addressing climate change?
What sparked your interest in working in the energy sector?
What advice would you give young energy leaders?