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Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

78 per cent prefer subsidies for renewable energy

26 Mar 2009

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."

Posted March 26, 2009 by Anonymous

Parkland's Latest Research in Oil and Gas Sector and Labour in Alberta

May 29 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Parkland Institute, Community Service-Learning, and the Work and Learning Network present:

Parkland’s Latest Research in Oil and Gas Sector and Labour in Alberta

David Thompson, Parkland Institute's Public Policy Research Consultant

The evening will include: Read more »

Posted May 29, 2008 by Anonymous

Speaker Series - Oil and Community: Struggles over labour and learning

Thursdays, May 8—June 5, 2008, 7:00 ­ 8:30 pm
ETLC 1-017, Maier Learning Centre, University of Alberta

Sponsored by: Parkland Institute, Community Service-Learning, and the Work and Learning Network Read more »

Posted May 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Everyone's Downstream: Tarsands Realities & Resistance

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Tar Sands Realities and Resistance Conference to be held at: University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 23rd-25th, 2007 Everyone's Downstream will be a conference designed to explore the links between oppression and self-determination on many levels: indigenous land rights, gender, ecological rights, workers democracy, anti-racism and anti-border perspectives as they relate directly to the tar sands of Northern Alberta. Speakers from a multitude of indigenous nations, social justice groups, and environmental organizations will discuss the social impacts of the tar sands on workers, women, indigenous nations, ecology, migrant populations, homelessness, and the anti-war movement. Read more »

Oil & Community Speaker Series: Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the Boom

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Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the BoomSherilyn Trompetter, Changing TogetherJan Reimer, Provincial Coordinator, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus Read more »

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