Economics

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Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

78 per cent prefer subsidies for renewable energy

Edmonton — A recent poll showing that Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy sends a message to the Stelmach government that its upcoming budget should include plans to develop a green economy for Alberta.

The poll was commissioned by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) and conducted by the polling firm Ipsos Reid shows that when asked to choose, Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy in the future compared to oil and gas. The poll shows that 78 per cent of Albertans prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy options in the future while only 11 per cent prefer subsidies for oil and gas development.

"This poll shows that Albertans see the potential a green economy holds for Alberta, and they want the government to get involved and lead us there," said Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour. "Albertans know that we can have a strong economy that doesn't sacrifice our environment." Read more about Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

Event

AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Jan 21 2009 - 2:00am

Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull: Perspectives from Ecological Economics
with Dr. Brian Czech

What is the role of citizens in developing a new economic policy? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Czech (via teleconference) of the trade-off between economic growth and wilderness conservation.

Dr. Brian Czech is President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, a visiting professor at Virginia Tech, and a conservation biologist with the U.S. government. Read more about AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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Council of Canadians AGM: Boom for Whom?

Nov 1 2008 - 3:00pm to Nov 3 2008 - 5:00am

Council of Canadians

Boom for Whom? Busting the Myths of Continental Integration

Location: Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe
Time:
8am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. See www.canadians.org for more info.
Cost:
$70 - $35 (for fixed income) – includes Saturday lunch Read more about Council of Canadians AGM: Boom for Whom?

Location

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB
Event

Boom for Whom? Panel with Barlow, Schindler & Nikiforuk

Nov 1 2008 - 2:00am

Council of Canadians

Free Public Panel with

Maude Barlow, Dr. David Schindler & Andrew Nikiforik

Come out on Hallow’s eve for some haunting insight into the state of Canada’s natural resources.

For more info contact [email protected] Read more about Boom for Whom? Panel with Barlow, Schindler & Nikiforuk

Location

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB

Arusha Infoactive Action Film Series: Wal-Town: 6 Activists, 36 Towns, 1 Corporation

Description:
Arusha Centre's November Infoactive Action Film"Wal-Town: 6 Activists, 36 Towns, 1 Corporation" Part of Fair Trade Week 2007Sponsors: Public Interest Alberta, Haymarket Collective, Manana Imports, Live Green, Calgary! Take Action Grants, Great Forest Lawn Carsharing, Buy Nothing Day, Calgary District Labour Council, Calgary Dollars, Centre for Public Interest Acounting, U of C, Industry Images, NoSweatCoalition, NFB

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Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties. Time to 'think like an owner'.

The Parkland Institute has published an Op-Ed on the Royalty Review:

Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties

To get its fair share, Alberta must heed Lougheed's advice: 'Think like an owner'

Gordon Laxer for The Edmonton Journal
Published October 22, 2007

Albertans have been led astray by the heated rhetoric around the recommendations of the royalty review panel's Our Fair Share. Rather than increasing royalties by 20 per cent as headlines tell the public, the panel's recommendations would, if fully implemented, reduce them by 20 per cent by 2016.

That's right. According to the review panel, its proposals would have Alberta collect $2 billion less per year nine years from now, even though oilsands production is projected to more than double.

Alberta would collect only $7.6 billion in 2016, compared to $9.5 billion in royalties in 2006. And that doesn't seem to take inflation into account, meaning that in real dollars the province's royalty revenues would fall more...

Read the whole Op-Ed at the Parkland Institute's website. Read more about Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties. Time to 'think like an owner'.

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New Study Shows Royalty Panel's Recommendations Would Continue the Giveaway of Alberta’s Resource Wealth

Today the Parkland Institute released its official response to the report and recommendations of the Alberta Royalty Review Panel. The report, entitled "Selling Albertans Short" is available for free download from the Parkland Institute web-site (www.ualberta.ca/parkland), or can be purchased in hard-copy from the Parkland Institute office. Read the media releaseRead more about New Study Shows Royalty Panel's Recommendations Would Continue the Giveaway of Alberta’s Resource Wealth>

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