In the ongoing conversation between the carbon cheerleaders and environmentalists, the environmentalists stand accused of sabotaging jobs and the economy. Has anyone ever considered a middle road for Canada, improving our carbon emission standards while continuing to mine oil and gas; and at the same time investing in renewable energy sources?
In his article, “Five Lessons for Canada from Germany’s Clean Energy Revolution,” Geoff Dembicki presents a powerful economic argument for investment in renewables. “The industry has created 370,000 jobs. Environmental sectors contribute over eight per cent of the country’s GDP. And carbon emissions are down 23 per cent from 1990 levels.” Read more in the Tyee.