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On the agenda at meeting of Greg Selinger and Rachel Notley

Energy infrastructure, renewable energy and climate change priorities


 
Oil dereks in a wheat field in Alberta, Canada. (Tyle McKay/Shutterstock)

Oil dereks in a wheat field in Alberta, Canada. (Tyle McKay/Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Energy is on the table as Western Canada’s two NDP premiers meet today in Winnipeg.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are set to discuss issues such as energy infrastructure, renewable energy and climate change priorities.

Last month, Selinger promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by one-third in the next 15 years and bring in a cap-and-trade system for the province’s 20 largest emitters to help meet that goal.

The government promised to create 6,000 green jobs in the next five years, expand its Power Smart program to help people reduce energy use and bring in an environmental bill of rights with an independent watchdog.

In Alberta, Notley last month introduced a sweeping new climate change strategy, including a plan to cap oilsands emissions at 100 megatonnes and charge a $30-a-tonne carbon tax by 2018.

A panel looking into the royalties the province charges the industry is expected to release its findings in the new year.

Related reading: The death of the Alberta dream


 

On the agenda at meeting of Greg Selinger and Rachel Notley

  1. Selinger and Notley.

    Oh great……the political equivalent of Laural and hardy are going to meet to discuss the way ahead.

    here’s a hint: they are both NDP’ers. The way ahead leads directly to the welfare office or food bank.

  2. What exactly does “promised to create 6,000 green jobs in the next five years” mean?

  3. Well,

    given that the PC’s are way ahead in the polls, it is a pretty safe bet that the NDP premier will soon be history. then Pallister can call the NDP Notley in Alberta and let her know that all bets are off.

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