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Coal Workforce Transition Fund will support Alberta coal workers, says Bilous

Coal Workforce Transition Fund will support Alberta coal workers, says Bilous

Government will give coal workers third-party retraining programs that provide employment placement The Government of Alberta is creating a worker transition fund, focusing supports on the ground, and calling on the federal government do its part to support coal workers, according to an Alberta Government press release. The $40-million Coal Workforce Transition Fund will provide […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta launches Coal Community Transition Fund

Alberta launches Coal Community Transition Fund

First project to receive support is Town of Hanna’s Community Action to Create Diversification project Alberta has launched the Coal Community Transition Fund, which will be available for projects that focus on regional partnerships and economic diversification, according to a government press release. The fund, which is also expected to grow with additional support from […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
An Alberta community renewable energy story

An Alberta community renewable energy story

Electricity co-ops in rural areas keep more money and jobs in the local community – Jordan Webber By Lee Todd, Analyst, Pembina Institute Jordan Webber wears many hats. He has experience in banking, works in economic development for Starland County and sits on the board of the Alberta Solar Co-op. But his heart is in farming. […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Home-grown Kenyan solar farm powers computers – and protects girls

Home-grown Kenyan solar farm powers computers – and protects girls

Kenyan solar farm purchased, maintained by residents By Benson Rioba OLOSHO-OIBOR, Kenya, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the first few residents of this village in the Ngong hills installed solar panels, nearly a decade ago, the only aim was to power their own homes, as their town had no connection to the national […]

By January 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →