Since 2010, the CCEMC has been funding projects across the innovation scale, from early stages to commercialization. With a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, the CCEMC has supported innovation in the following key areas that reflect the province’s climate change strategy:
Carbon Capture and Storage
This area focuses on capturing and storing carbon dioxide and assessing its potential uses and value.
Projects funded through this platform focus on alternative ways to produce energy to help Alberta grow this sector.
Cleaner Energy Production
This area focuses on supporting efforts to reduce emissions from fossil fuels while sustaining Alberta’s role as a global energy leader.
This area supports projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by transforming how we use energy, applying energy efficient solutions and conserving energy.
This platform focuses on helping Alberta adapt to the effects of climate change.
Projects funded through this platform will focus on reducing emissions from biological sources.
For Alberta to continue as a global energy supplier, the CCEMC recognizes the important role of carbon capture and storage. Several carbon capture technologies hold tremendous potential to contribute to the province’s emissions reduction goals.
In a province filled with rich energy resources, the CCEMC believes this advantage comes with a responsibility to help transition to a lower-carbon economy. Creating and using renewable energy resources is key to ensuring a sustainable future for Alberta. Renewable energy has the potential to make a significant contribution to the province’s energy supply and will emerge as a long-term solution for reducing emissions.
Producing energy that is carbon neutral – or close to it – is no longer a pipe dream. The future of energy is here. By funding these clean technologies, the CCEMC is helping pave the way for Alberta to become a low emissions province. Cleaner energy makes this transformation possible.
Supporting industry’s efforts to improve energy efficiency is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta. The CCEMC’s energy efficiency projects are important not only because of their impact on reducing emissions, but also because they represent significant contributions by industry leaders across the province.
The effects of climate change are far-reaching. From our water to our forests, the CCEMC plans to help Alberta reduce climate change impact now and increase our resilience to future effects. By enhancing our understanding of impacts and potential management responses on wildlife, ecosystems, forestry and watersheds, we can actively address the province’s capacity to adapt to climate change.
The CCEMC has partnered with Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions to fund initiatives that reduce emissions from biological sources. By exploring new areas to create leading-edge solutions, the projects funded through partnership could make a significant contribution towards Alberta achieving its reduction targets. With this advantage, Alberta could emerge as a global leader in biological GHG emissions reduction strategies.