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The wave of EV funding and news continues to swell this summer—find out how your municipality can benefit. But first, learn how two neighbours are planning for a safer future.

Lessons from the Climate Adaptation Challenge

Beginning last year, the City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County were led through an action planning exercise as part of the Climate Adaptation Challenge. With the Action Centre’s help, they developed climate adaptation plans based on local climate data, municipal plans, historical experience with extreme weather, and local priorities.

Project Assistants Elise Renchko and Calvin Kwan have summarized the results of the program in two case studies, now available for you to download.

Read the Case Studies

PS: If you would like to tackle a similar planning exercise with your municipality, you can use the Climate Resilience Express Planning Guide and/or access up to $80,000 in funding to produce a plan through the Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program.

New incentive for procuring zero emission trucks and more

The Government of Canada has announced the $500 million Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program. Now your municipality can access incentives worth approximately 50% of the price difference between an electric vehicle and a traditional vehicle. This could be a value of up to $200,000 per vehicle.

This incentive is open to provincial, municipal and local governments, organizations, and businesses and applies to both purchases and leases. Eligible vehicles include the Ford e-Transit cargo van, the Karsan e-Jest shuttle, the Lion8 vocational truck, and the Volvo VNR-electric tractor truck.

Learn more about the incentive

SouthGrow priority period ending soon

The SouthGrow Electric Vehicle Charging Program supports the installation of new EV charging stations for public and/or fleet use by businesses and other organizations.

For the first three months, priority will be given to projects in SouthGrow communities. After August 9, 2022 this opportunity will open up to communities across Alberta. 

Tell your economic development partners about this opportunity to put your community on the map for EV drivers.

Learn more

Congratulations Ronak and Calvin!

We are delighted that Ronak Patel and Calvin Lechelt have moved into Program Manager roles where they will continue to support the Action Centre's energy efficiency and capacity building projects while also leading a growing team.

Project Showcase

Town of Okotoks Greenworks Mower

The Town of Okotoks purchased, and received funding to cover 30% of the cost, of a new electric Greenworks Law Mower. This 60” deck electric mower will help reduce the town’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by over six tonnes. It is also much quieter, reducing the disruption for town residents.

Learning Centre

Energy Poverty Explorer Tool

How many Alberta households struggle to heat and cool their homes and power their lights and appliances? Learn the extent of energy poverty in your municipality.

Use the Explorer Tool

Alberta Funding Guide

Find grants and loan programs to support your municipal climate action and renewable energy projects.

View the guide

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Advanced FireSmart Home Assessment Training
Redwood Meadows: August 13, 2022
Upgrade your FireSmart training with a hands-on workshop.

Road to Reliable Energy: Solar Energy, Battery Storage & EVs
Online: August 25, 2022
Solar Alberta shares how these technologies can work together.

Alberta Municipalities Convention and Trade Show
Calgary: September 21–23, 2022
Come join us at the annual convention.

Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta Members in the News

Solar project repurposing abandoned oil and gas wells launches pilot in sunny Taber

Taber will soon be home to two operating solar energy sites that started out as abandoned oil and gas wells.

Municipal energy projects lead presents to Pincher Creek town council

Tristan Walker, municipal energy project lead, presented to Pincher Creek’s council during a committee of the whole meeting July 6.

Town of Vulcan to purchase electric ice resurfacer

The Town of Vulcan will buy an electric ice resurfacer with the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program covering up to $50,000.

Climate change action underway in Peace River

The Town of Peace River council agreed to apply for the Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program at their July 11 meeting.

Have you heard about our other funding programs?

Make a real change in your community by upgrading buildings, installing renewable energy, managing energy use, assessing climate risk, and more. We support you from start to finish with one-on-one calls and a streamlined application process.

Learn More
The approval and allocation of qualified funds will occur on a first-come, first-served basis based on program application approval dates.

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