Green Economy

Climate, Health and Alberta's Coal-Fired Power Plants


In this submission to the Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel, health and environmental policy expert John Wellner examines the cumulative health impacts of air pollution and the province's coal-fired electricity sector’s contribution to this air pollution.

The health-care costs of treating pollution-related illnesses, along with lost productivity due to illness-related absences from work, are projected to be more than $760 million between 2015 and 2030 -- important evidence supporting the accelerated phase-out of Alberta's coal-fired electricity generation.

Download Climate Health and Alberta's Coal-Fired Power Plants Report