First, we asked you to sign the Calgary Climate Hub's letter asking ENMAX to commit to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Next, we asked you to write directly to the ENMAX Board of Directors in advance of the release of ENMAX's new new Environmental, Social and Governance Policy.

Today, we're happy to say that you did it! You helped push this campaign over the finish line!

A huge thank you to everyone who signed the letter, wrote to the Board of Directors, Tweeted, shared and cheered us on! Special thanks to our partners at the Climate Hub of Southern Alberta and to the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, who joined the campaign in April. We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Find out more in our news release here.

“As we work towards economic recovery and diversification, more companies are demanding decisive action on climate,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, Co-chair of the Calgary Climate Hub. “Having our electricity generation net-zero would send a clear signal that Calgary is serious about the climate crisis and entering the green economy.”

Key points:

Dear Mr. O’Connor and ENMAX Board of Directors,

As citizens of the City of Calgary, ENMAX’s sole shareholder, we call on ENMAX to declare a net-zero GHG target by 2050. This will make ENMAX’s business compatible with Canada’s net-zero by 2050 target, Canada’s obligations to the Paris Agreement and our responsibility to ensure a stable climate for future generations. 

Investors are increasingly demanding real, measurable action on mitigating climate change. As citizens of Calgary, we deserve the same from our municipally-owned utility. We demand that ENMAX embrace and deliver on targets of:

  • 50 per cent of 2016 GHG levels by 2030
  • 90 per cent of 2016 GHG levels by 2040
  • 100 per cent net-zero by 2050

PLEASE act now! We need this leadership in Canada, and especially in Alberta. 

For the full text of the letter, click here.


Joan Lawrence


Writer, interpretive planner, climate activist in Treaty 7 territory.