City of Burnaby named first Blue Community in Canada

Burnaby, BC – The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees has presented a certificate for becoming the first Blue Community in Canada to the City of Burnaby, the third largest municipality in BC. Continue reading City of Burnaby named first Blue Community in Canada

Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720

GREEN JOBS. Pembina Institute’s new report, Reducing Pollution, Creating Jobs: The effects of climate policies on employment, finds that Canada’s governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by continuing with business as usual. “Renewable energy [and energy efficiency] is the pro-job (more labour intensive) choice, creating more direct jobs than fossil fuel alternatives [including carbon capture and storage]. The federal government’s economic stimulus funding for infrastructure could have created nearly three times as many jobs if it had been invested entirely in clean energy” … Germany created 300,000 jobs in 10 years with solar and renewable energy. Continue reading Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720