Generating and Drilling
Drilling through the earth’s surface can release natural gas. Electricity, however, exists only when we generate it—either in powerplants or with wind and solar panels.
Natural gas, coal, nuclear fission, wind and hydroelectric dams fuel powerplants. But right now, this is changing. Alberta is phasing out coal-fired plants and replacing them with wind and solar.
This is a major shift.
Large companies have solar and wind operations, but it’s easy now to connect to the grid, and local owners and co-ops are doing that.