Asia is leading the global surge in renewable energy jobs. In 2017, the renewable energy industry broke a symbolic threshold, employing over 10 million people, according to the International Renewable Energy Association's latest research.
In a letter penned to the prime minister, the Canadian Gas Association asks the federal government to spare the Centennial Flame from an environmental study that could see its fire snuffed by a more eco-friendly alternative.
Looming over the discussions, however, was another major issue — one that Trudeau wouldn’t raise until the very end of his remarks. Most climate policy experts say a low-carbon future that addresses climate change will necessarily mean fewer jobs in fossil fuels, and require what labour leaders describe as a "just transition" for displaced workers to find jobs in emerging industries.
Climate change is disruptive. We can all agree on that. But there is a path forward where we can rise above the disruptions: electrification. It’s the best way to bridge the gap to meet our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.
Days before setting off to Davos to address world leaders attending the 2018 World Economic Forum, U.S. President Donald Trump fired what may come to be seen as the opening shots in a global trade war — choosing clean solar power as one of two targets for crippling new American tariffs.