Alberta setting regulations on wind and solar energy development to preserve viewscapes.

The Alberta government has introduced strict regulations on wind and solar energy development, including prohibiting projects in specific areas such as the Rocky Mountains and zones near provincial parks. Additionally, projects in agricultural areas are allowed only if they can coexist with farming activities. The restrictions impact 57 projects valued at $14 billion, with concerns raised over the selective targeting of renewable energy compared to ongoing operations in oil, gas, and coal industries within the same regions. Critics question the lack of consistency in regulation and urge equal application of viewscape restrictions across all sectors.

 The release of a map outlining restricted zones has prompted inquiries into the criteria used for designation and methods for mitigating visual impacts. Stakeholders seek clarity on defining a "pristine viewscape" and transparent guidelines for future development. Despite criticism, some view a landscape featuring diverse energy sources as emblematic of Alberta's identity, suggesting that coexisting energy technologies alongside natural beauty could represent a uniquely Albertan view.

The benefit of Borrum Energy Solutions’ Anorra microgeneration wind turbines is how it is installed at the point of electricity consumption. The footprint of our Anorra towers is small enough to fit on private land next to the home allowing this area like the Rocky Mountains and zones near provincial parks to be kept for their uses as opposed to installing large solar and wind farms. The tower base footprint starts at 380 square feet and the area can be reused ( Vegetables, etc) once the tower is vertical. Microgeneration wind turbines are an effective way to use renewable energy on a smaller scale to reduce the dependency on grid electricity.  

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