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March 13 2023

Post CERAWeek, Calgary Chamber calls on next government to diversify Alberta’s energy mix, advance hydrogen and CCUS

Calgary, Alberta, March 13, 2023 – Following the end of CERAWeek, the world's premier energy conference, the Calgary Chamber calls on the next provincial government to support and promote a diversified energy mix across the province. Maintaining a secure supply of energy requires a combination of traditional resources such as oil and natural gas, in addition to renewables like wind, solar, bioenergy and nuclear. The province must invest and support diversification of Alberta’s energy sector including investments in hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) to ensure future economic prosperity.

“The past year has reaffirmed the importance of energy security globally,” says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “And while Alberta remains a place of opportunity to leverage our natural resources, we cannot get there without collaboration between governments and business, and a clear, consistent and timely regulatory process. As an important energy producing jurisdiction, we need to compete with incentives such as the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) if we are to continue to attract investment that supports decreasing emissions and maintaining the competitiveness of Alberta’s energy sector.”

Our recommendations

Promote a diversified energy mix

Advance Alberta’s hydrogen potential

Capitalize on CCS and CCUS


The Calgary Chamber exists to help businesses thrive. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification, and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization, we build on our 131-year history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, and across the city.

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