The Miistakis Institute, with support from the RMA and other key stakeholders, has developed the Least Conflict Lands: Municipal Decision Support Tool for Siting Renewable Energy
Alberta is investing in renewables as a key strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many land use impacts can be addressed through proper siting and avoidance of areas important to ecology, agriculture, or culture and scenic resources. A key lesson from other jurisdictions supporting renewable energy development is the importance of siting renewable energy development to reduce impacts to other land uses.
To support this work, the Miistakis Institute
has developed the Least Conflict Lands: Municipal Decision Support Tool for Siting Renewable Energy
. This tool uses Wheatland County and the County of Newell as a pilot to map the different landuse values of the landscape within their municipal boundaries. Doing this allows us to see the areas that are more optimal for wind energy development, or conversely, where wind energy development should be avoided.
To access the Least Conflict Lands: Municipal Decision Support Tool for Siting Renewable Energy, click here
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy