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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.

Majority of Canadians support investments in clean technology for job creation and a more diverse economy less dependent on oil: Poll

Majority of Canadians support investments in clean technology for job creation and a more diverse economy less dependent on oil: Poll

For Immediate Release

OCTOBER 15, TORONTO - Eighty per cent of Canadians say the federal government should be doing more to support clean technologies that help create jobs, according to a new Research House poll. 

Transit Plan adds $4.5 Billion to GDP and 44,000 person years of employment for Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER- Good Jobs, Clean Skies, a co-publication of Green Jobs BC and Blue Green Canada, finds that the Mayors’ Council Transit and Transportation Plan will generate thousands of jobs, significantly cut traffic congestion, and reduce the environmental impact of transportation in the region.

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.

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