Renewable energy developments in Alberta to face strict new rules

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New rules will limit where developers can build wind turbines in Alberta and make it harder to install solar panels on farmland.

Premier Danielle Smith announced on Wednesday a host of new restrictions on renewable power installations that drew praise from rural municipalities and frustration from green energy proponents.

With 92 per cent of Canada’s new renewable energy generation and capacity built in Alberta in 2023, the growing industry was moving too fast with too few restrictions, Smith said during a news conference in Edmonton.

“Renewables have a place in our energy mix, but the fact remains that they are intermittent and unreliable,” Smith said. “They are not the

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