Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I inform members about the clean energy initiatives in my riding of Macleod.
Macleod is among the most forward-thinking ridings in the country when it comes to using renewable energy. Hundreds of wind turbines produce almost 2 million megawatt hours of electricity, enough to power than 100,000 homes each year.
The Waterton hydroelectric plant produces a further 14,000 megawatt hours of electricity every year.
In addition, Okotoks boasts North America's first solar powered community.
By using renewable energies, such as hydroelectricity, wind energy and solar power, my riding is lowering its energy costs and is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta and across the country.
I would like to congratulate my constituents for embracing these environmental initiatives and I applaud the Conservative government for encouraging the use of clean energy.