Report Makes the Case for Shifting Subsidides from Oil and Gas to Renewable Energy to Crete Jobs and Address Climate Change

More Bang for our Buck from Blue Green Canada is a report describing the job creation potential of investing the $1.3 billion in federal subsidies, now given to the oil and gas sector, in renewable energy, energy efficiency and public transit. The results show that six to eight times more jobs could be created:18,000-20,000 jobs in clean energy sectors vs. 2,300 jobs in oil and gas. The report questions the current pace of expansion of the oil sands industry and calls for a plan to transition to clean energy. The global job market in renewable energy is growing, and the report documents the fact that approximately 5 million people were employed in the sector worldwide last year.

 

 

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More Bang for our Buck: How Canada Can Create More Energy Jobs and Less Pollution, full Report:

http://bluegreencanada.ca/sites/default/files/resources/More%20Bang%20for%20Buck%20Nov%202012%20FINAL%20WEB.pdf

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