Sustainable energy research and education at the University of Calgary received a quarter-billion dollar boost from the provincial government yesterday.
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced $260 million in funding for the U of C’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), that will see a world-class facility built and 1,000 new student spaces opened up.
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The new building will provide an expansion for innovative teaching and research opportunities in the energy and environment-related programs at the university.
“Alberta’s energy industry, our economy and our environment are closely linked. Together they are a key to a prosperous, sustainable future,” Stelmach said.
“Studying these elements together rather than in isolation will have tremendous benefits to our province.”