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The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is looking to aid in information available to elected officials, Insulators Union Locals and members, contractors and the general public in Alberta.

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On this page, you will find information related to specific legislation that deals with mechanical insulation and labour, political candidate gifting guidelines and information for the province's elected officials.

Alberta’s capitol resides in Edmonton.

The legislative body in Alberta is unicameral (one body) The Legislative Assembly of Alberta has 87 seats. Terms can be as long as five years but the election is set by the premier usually in the fourth year. The election must be set in the spring between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election. To qualify as a candidate a person must be a Canadian citizen, older than 18 and has lived in Alberta for at least six months.

The previous NDP government established Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) as a new government agency in 2017 through the Energy Efficiency Alberta Act. EEA was intended to help Albertans make their homes and businesses more energy efficient.

The current United Conservative Party government dismantled EEA in 2019 through Bill 22. Some of EEA’s programs have moved to Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) and Alberta Environment and Parks. Dissolution of the agency returns Alberta to its previous status as the only Canadian province without such an agency.

Through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), there is the Partnership Intake Program. ERA’s Partnership Intake Program provides up to $20 million annually to promising GHG-reducing projects. The program allows ERA to evaluate proposed projects referred by Trusted Partners, organizations with rigorous, fair, and transparent processes comparable to ERA’s. In 2018/19, the program committed over $24 million in investments to seven projects worth $873 million.

Through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, there is the Clean Energy Improvement Program. The Clean Energy Improvement Program provides residential and commercial property owners with access to long-term financing to cover up to 100% of their project costs. Property owners will be able to enjoy the advantages of energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations immediately and pay for them over time through an assessment added to their property tax bill (similar to a local improvement charge). Expected launch: January 2021.

Through Alberta Environment and Parks, there is the Sector-Specific Industrial Energy Efficiency Grant Program. The SIEE Grant Program offers support funding for energy efficiency projects in Alberta’s emissions-intensive and trade-exposed facilities. The $50-million program, funded by Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, targets efficiency at pulp and paper, chemical, fertilizer and metals facilities.

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