Ontario set to “slash” GHG emissions: Alberta has to up its game to avoid losing out on jobs and investment

By Janet Keeping, leader of the Green Party of Alberta Leaked Cabinet documents show Ontario poised to take aggressive measures to get off carbon.  The Ontario government plans a host of measures ranging from ending the use of natural gas to heat homes to converting provincial vehicles to electric power.  There could be changes to the …

Busting some myths around Energy East

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It’s time we stopped pinning our hopes on a doomed industry and sought sustainable alternatives By Thana Boonlert, Green Party of Alberta candidate in recent Calgary-Greenway by-election One of the arguments often made in favour of the Energy East pipeline is that we should be supplying eastern Canadians with Canadian oil as a substitution for …

Green Party of Alberta’s submission to Legislative Committee studying election laws

Submission to the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee On pressing issues related to the laws and policies governing elections in the province of Alberta Prepared by Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta, leader@greenpartyofalberta.ca Submitted March 3, 2016 Introduction On behalf of the Green Party of Alberta, I am pleased to bring the following …

Thana Boonlert to run for Alberta Greens in Calgary-Greenway by-election

The Green Party of Alberta is pleased to announce that environmental engineer, Thana Boonlert, will be the Party’s candidate in the by-election soon to be held in Calgary-Greenway. According to leader of the Green Party of Alberta, Janet Keeping, “Thana will make an immensely intelligent, well-informed and energetic candidate. He will do a great job …

Energy East is bad for Albertans too

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By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta Contrary to what might wrongly be called “conventional wisdom,” Energy East would be bad for Alberta.  Building the pipeline would contribute nothing to solving the most serious economic problem we face, which is excessive dependence on the oil and gas industry. There are many pipelines already carrying …