Media Releases (by date)

Renewable energy jobs can surge in Alberta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Report says if properly supported now, Alberta’s renewable energy sector will create enough jobs to absorb coal labour force
 
November 17, 2016 — CALGARY — Ramping up investment in Alberta’s renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors will create more than enough job opportunities to absorb workers from the coal generation industry into Alberta’s economy.
 

Climate Plans must include Just Transition for environment and economy to thrive

 

For Immediate Release February 29, TORONTO – Today BLUE GREEN CANADA, a national alliance of Canadian labour unions, environmental and civil society organizations, released a statement encouraging the participants at Thursday’s First Minister’s Meeting in Vancouver to follow through on their advocacy for just transition in Paris with actions at home.

25,000 Ontario Jobs Could Be Created By 2025 By Energy Conservation

Cornerstone of Economic Growth, Jobs and Environmental Protection, says Report

 

Toronto, ON - By reducing its energy use 25 per cent by 2025, Ontario is poised to create 25,000 new jobs in the province says Blue Green Canada’s Report, More Jobs, Less Pollution.

Based on work from Ontario economic experts at the Centre for Spatial Economics, a 25 per cent reduction in energy use by 2025 would also result in a $3.7 billion increase in GDP, as well as a provincial and federal deficit reduction of nearly $2 billion.

Blue Green Canada Encouraged by Ontario's Commitment to Put Conservation First

BLUE GREEN CANADA

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2013

Statement by Blue Green Canada on Ontario’s commitment to prioritizing energy conservation

Toronto, ON – As an alliance between workers, environmentalists and NGOs, we are encouraged by the Ontario government’s plan to put conservation first when determining how to meet the province’s energy needs.

Statement by Blue Green Canada on Ontario’s commitment to prioritizing energy conservation

Toronto, ON – As an alliance between workers, environmentalists and NGOs, we are encouraged by the Ontario government’s plan to put conservation first when determining how to meet the province’s energy needs.

Energy conservation is a prime example of why our alliance came together – to show that we don’t need to choose between a clean environment and a strong economy. If properly implemented, energy conservation helps cut emissions that cause climate change, protects the environment and creates good jobs.

Un nouveau rapport démontre qu'investir dans des projets d'énergie propre pourrait créer 18 000 emplois additionnels au Canada, générer une économie en meilleure santé et contribuer à un environnement plus sain et moins pollué

TORONTO, le 22 nov. 2012 /CNW/ - Un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par l'alliance Bleu Vert Canada - la principale entité qui réunit des syndicats et des environnementalistes - démontre qu'investir dans l'énergie renouvelable et l'efficacité énergétique pourrait créer plus d'emplois qu'investir dans les combustibles fossiles. Le rapport est publié alors que le gouvernement fédéral prépare son budget pour l'année 2013.

Blue Green Canada responds to Energy and Mines Ministers Conference

For immediate release September 11, 2012

Blue Green Canada responds to Energy and Mines Ministers Conference

Charlottetown, PEI – Blue Green Canada members responded to the outcomes of the Energy and Mines Minsters Conference in Charlottetown. Blue Green Canada has been calling for a Canadian energy strategy that cuts emissions, creates jobs and transitions to a low-carbon economy. 

Workers, unions and environmentalists: PEI meeting a crucial first step to keep premiers’ promise

For Immediate Release: September 10, 2012

Workers, unions and environmentalists: PEI meeting a crucial first step to keep premiers’ promise

Ads feature energy workers talking about how to really create jobs, cut emissions.

Charlottetown – Energy ministers meeting in Charlottetown were greeted by ads in the local paper today—featuring energy workers talking about how to really create jobs while cutting emissions.

Heavy lifting ahead if premiers’ words are to mean something

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2012

Heavy lifting ahead if premiers’ words are to mean something

Canada’s only green-labour organization says we’re in this together

Halifax—Blue Green Canada, the country’s only national voice that brings workers and environmentalists together, said some heavy lifting is ahead if the premiers’ energy promise today will matter.

Unions, Environmentalists take Redford up on her offer to talk

Blue Green Canada agrees it's time for a serious chat about a real energy strategy

TORONTO, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - A unique organization that breaks down old fights to find new solutions did something odd today. It said it hopes Alberta Premier Alison Redford's call for a Canadian energy strategy is heard, and the Council of Federation meeting, opening today, marks the start of a real conversation about Canada's energy needs.

WTO CALLED UPON TO DISMISS JAPAN, EU CHALLENGE TO CANADIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

14 May 2012, Media Release

Blue Green Canada, along with other Canadian NGOs and labour unions have sent an amicus curiae submission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the eve of a second hearing tomorrow into Japan’s and the European Union’s joint attack on the Ontario Green Energy Act. The groups address Canada’s failure to properly defend Ontario’s actions and call upon the WTO to respect the priority of Canada’s international climate change obligations.

MORE GREEN ENERGY, MORE ONTARIO JOBS

For Immediate Release:

Toronto - Workers and environmentalists today welcomed the latest evidence that good jobs and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

Melitron Corporation announced it’s bringing 80 new jobs to Guelph, where they will build modules for solar power. Modules are the technical name for what’s commonly called a solar panel.

It’s believed about 300 indirect jobs will be created, too. The jobs are in addition to about 500 solar power jobs also being created in Guelph, through Canadian Solar.

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