Alberta Electricity Prices More Than Double
- Province’s 128% surge in power costs boosts nationwide figures
- Trudeau pushes greener grid while Alberta pauses renewables
Electricity prices in Alberta in July more than doubled from a year earlier, climbing to a record high and diverging the most ever from the Canadian average in data stretching back four decades.
The 128% surge in the province’s power prices was the primary cause of an 11.7% increase in those costs nationwide, Statistics Canada reported in consumer price index data released Tuesday.