The coal phase-out is on course to happen a lot sooner in Alberta. Our provincial government has made climate change a major part of its platform, which also includes leading the charge towards a "carbon tax" designed to cap carbon-emitters by placing an economic penalty on going over the limit.
Mixed feelings about this. It's impossible to deny man made climate change exists, on the other hand we seem to be moving at a faster pace than our ability to replace our energy needs with cleaner/renewable sources. Ontario's facing a self-made energy crisis right now where power prices are driving people to pick between paying their hydro bills or buying food, and that says nothing about driving business out of the province.
Fortunately this is a technology problem. My hope is Elon Musk's battery tech improves in the next 3-5 years so that Alberta can benefit from harvesting and storing energy affordably in winter.