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Federal Conservative ag critic favours Alberta’s renewable energy pause

By Calgary Herald   

News Energy Week

Alberta's moratorium on wind and solar projects gains backing from conservative agriculture critic.

The federal Conservative Party’s agriculture critic backs the Alberta government’s decision to pause approvals for new renewables projects, saying that without a “comprehensive framework” in place, large-scale wind and solar projects would threaten southern Alberta’s agriculture industry.

In August, Alberta announced a seven-month moratorium — until Feb. 29, 2024 — on new wind and solar project approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

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