About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Job Opportunity: Canvasser, Alberta Talks, Alberta Environmental Network , Calgary, Part-time

Position: 
Canvasser
Application Deadline: 
4 Aug 2024
Location: 
Calgary

Rate of Pay: $25 / hour
Hours: 10-20 / week

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) seeks a canvasser to join the unique Alberta Talks project. The Alberta Talks staff and volunteer team have a goal of engaging in community on issues that they are concerned about, with a current focus on renewable energy regulations in Alberta. We are hiring immediately for this part-time, open-ended contract. Read More

Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors, Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Board of Directors
Application Deadline: 
24 Jun 2024

About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is an incorporated non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. Since 1980, the AEN has advocated for, and supported the participation of environmental non-profit organizations (ENGOs) and passionate individuals in constructive and collaborative processes on environmental public policy issues. Read More

Issue Brief: Federal government proposes changes to Impact Assessment Act

As part of the legislation to implement the 2024 Budget, the federal government has proposed changes to the Impact Assessment Act. The changes follow last October's Supreme Court ruling that deemed parts of the Impact Assessment Act unconstitutional. Under the proposed changes, trans-boundary greenhouse gas emissions from proposed major industrial projects will no longer trigger federal environmental reviews. Legal experts and environmental organizations raised concerns that the federal government was abandoning its role in regulating GHG emissions. Read More

Alberta government announces new restrictions on renewable energy development (Updated)

Last Updated: March 20, 2024

Latest Updates | March 5, 2024 Updates

On February 28, 2024, following a 7-month "pause" on the approval of new renewable energy projects in the province, the Government of Alberta (GoA) announced their plans for future renewables development, and issued a letter to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) advising them of the policy, legislative and regulatory changes that they intend to advance regarding the development of renewable energy projects. What follows is a compilation of news coverage, opinion and analysis, and responses to the government's announcement from AEN members, and other environmental advocacy organizations.

Latest Updates

On March 15, 2024, the Government of Alberta sent a draft map to industry members, providing additional clarity on the areas where renewable energy development will be restricted. The map was less restrictive than some had feared, but questions remain.

Earlier, the Alberta Utilities Commission released the first of two reports resulting from its inquiry into the renewable energy industry in Alberta. The report concluded that compared to other forms of industrial development, renewables power projects pose little threat of agricultural land loss, and have "well-understood and relatively contained reclamation risks."

Have your say on the future of renewable energy development in Alberta

Initiative: 
Inquiry into the ongoing economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation in Alberta
Deadline: 
22 Nov 2023

On August 3, 2023, the Government of Alberta directed the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to halt approvals of new renewable energy projects, and to hold an inquiry in order to make recommendations on new regulations for renewables development. The AUC launched their inquiry on September 11, 2023.

Submit your comments to AUC online

Make your voice heard by submitting your feedback to the AUC through their online comment matrix or by providing a written submission through the AUC's eFiling System (Proceeding 28501). Deadline for comments is November 22, 2023. Read More

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