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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith delivers a speech prior to a fireside chat during a Canada Strong and Free Network event in Ottawa, on April 12, 2024. The Alberta Conservative party has long prioritized the interests of fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

How ideology is darkening the future of renewables in Alberta

A fossil fuel ideology transcends political lines and inhibits effective action on the green transition. Alberta is a clear example.
A worker lifts a solar panel to the roof of a home in Frankfort, Ky. Small-scale solar infrastructure can deliver green energy at a fraction of the life-cycle emissions as large solar farms. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Small-scale solar has key benefits, and one critical weakness, over large solar farms

Looking to go solar? While small-scale solar delivers the best results with the least life-cycle impact, a mixed approach offers the best long-term path towards an all-electric future.
Lithium, essential for EV batteries, could be South America’s white gold. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

‘Global China’ is a big part of Latin America’s renewable energy boom, but homegrown industries and ‘frugal innovation’ are key

China is a major investor in Latin America’s renewable energy and critical minerals like lithium, but countries like Chile are also taking steps to secure their own clean energy future.

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