Once among the country’s largest emitters, TransAlta joins journey to carbon neutrality

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon contributes to this article about how earlier this week, the Calgary-based company TransAlta Corp. announced its intention to be carbon neutral by 2050, joining a growing group of Canadian energy companies on a similar journey. As part of its pledge, it will lower company greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by the end of the decade, a sharp drop from 2015 levels. It will discontinue coal-fired power generation in the country by the end of this year, as it converts existing facilities in Alberta to use natural gas. March 6, 2021.