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Honour commitment to the G20 — eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada supports the federal government's international commitment to eliminate subsidies to the oil and gas industry. The estimated $2 billion in tax breaks and incentives would be of greater benefit to Canada invested in green jobs and producing renewable energy.

"Two billion dollars invested in renewable energy could close a coal plant and create hundreds of new green jobs in Nova Scotia," said  John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. Read more about Honour commitment to the G20 — eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

Event

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 19 2010 - 1:30am

RePower Alberta

Speakers Include:

  • Tim Weis, M.Sc., P.Eng. — Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency at the Pembina Institute
  • Randall Benson, Journeyman electrician, and founder Off The Grid – Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Sheryle Carlson, Associate Director, Sierra Club of Canada Prairie Chapter
  • Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner
Read more about RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy>

Location

Legion Hall
Manning , AB
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RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 18 2010 - 1:30am

RePower Alberta

Speakers Include:

  • Tim Weis, M.Sc., P.Eng. — Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency at the Pembina Institute
  • Randall Benson, Journeyman electrician, and founder Off The Grid – Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Sheryle Carlson, Associate Director, Sierra Club of Canada Prairie Chapter
  • Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner
Read more about RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy>

Location

Catholic Conference Centre
10307 99 Street
Peace River , AB
Story

The geography of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions

The Pembina Institute's PJ Partington has crunched the numbers and come up with some interesting insights regarding the discrepancy between Alberta's contribution to GHG emissions and to economic growth.

What jumps out right away is that Alberta is responsible for over half (52 per cent) of Canada's emissions growth since 1990, despite being responsible for only 18 per cent of GDP growth and 19 per cent of the growth in population. Combined with Saskatchewan, the two provinces account for an astonishing 74 per cent of national GHG growth, but only 20 per cent of Canada's GDP growth and 19 per cent of population growth.

Link to the post on the Pembina website Read more about The geography of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions

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RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 21 2010 - 1:30am

RePower Alberta Green Jobs Presentation

On Thursday, May 20th, Greenpeace and Sierra Club Prairie are teaming up to bring a message of green jobs and a green collar economy to Fort Saskatchewan.

The Alberta tour entitled "Repower Alberta: It's time to build the green economy" will see a panel of presenters talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and start laying the stepping stones for how to get there. Read more about RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

Location

Fort Saskatchewan Library
10011 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan , AB
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YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Mar 11 2010 - 1:00am

Michael Moore, Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary speaks on Geothermal energy and carbon offsets

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Socializing & Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

http://www.devillecoffee.ca/

Event is free for members, $5 for non-members. A lifetime YEP Membership is $30 and can be purchased at the door. Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
Event

Green Economy Community Dialogue

Nov 13 2009 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Come and join with the for an important Community Dialogue on Green Economic development in Alberta. With guest speakers Satya Das, author of the recent Alberta best-seller "Green Oil" and Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute. What does it mean to move towards a green economy in Alberta? What are the challenges and what do we need to do to get there? Come explore with us as we we seek community solutions to some of these important questions. Read more about Green Economy Community Dialogue

Location

TELUS Center Atrium
University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Outlines a strategy to create tens of thousands of green jobs now, 100,000 of thousands long term

Edmonton, Canada — Alberta can create more than 200,000 green jobs and build a strong economic future, according to a groundbreaking report on green jobs released by two prominent environmental groups and the Alberta Federation of Labour. Read more about Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

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