The City of Edmonton is using many clean energy options and has reduced consumption. There are many clean energy options available to Edmontonians too, which is good for the City, for your wallet and for the environment. The future of Edmonton's environment will depend on using less conventionally produced energy. The first steps include turning down the thermostat and switching to energy efficient light bulbs.
The City of Edmonton is leading the way in developing alternate sources of power to meet the city's energy demands including mining landfills for methane to produce electricity, turning organic waste into bio-fuel for city vehicles and developing concept homes that will generate as much power as they consume.
Home Energy Reduction Tips
A compact florescent light bulb uses up to 75 percent less energy that an incandescent bulb uses and lasts 10 times longer. Find out more home energy tips.
Riverdale NetZero Project
A NetZero home generates all of its own power and heat on an annual basis. Find out more about the revolutionary NetZero prototype house in Edmonton and how you can adapt these concepts for your own home.
Alternative Energy Sources
At the Clover Bar Landfill, enough electricity is generated by captured methane gas to power 4,600 homes a year. Find out how the City of Edmonton and EPCOR are turning trash into power.
Edmonton also partnered with Climate Change Central and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to install solar panels and track the energy generation. Find out more about the Alberta Solar Municipal Showcase.