She Later Appointed A Panel To Advise The Government About A Long-term Climate Change Plan.
She noted that Alberta creates 37 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. That number is forecast to increase to 39 per cent by 2020. Phillips said the effects of climate change can be seen in Alberta with wildfires,drought and shrinking glaciers. She told the conference that governments have been setting ambitious climate change goals for years without achieving them. She suggested that will change with her government. Action is ‘integral’ “Alberta needs globally credible climate change policies,” she said. “Credibility doesn’t come from pie-in-the-sky commitments. It comes from saying you are going to do something and then actually doing it.” Phillips saidthe people who say now is not the right time to deal with climate change never think there is a good time and are “turning a blind eye to reality.” “Action on the environment is integral to Alberta’s economic future. In order to remain competitive, ensure market access for our energy products, Alberta must and will improve our environmental performance.” Topics include carbon pricing, how to move away from coal-fired electricitygeneration, innovative practices in the oilsands and how to increase energy efficiency. ChiefAllan Adam of the AthabascaChipewyanFirst Nation told the conference about how dropping water levels are having an effect on his traditional land. ‘Something is seriously wrong,’ says Alberta First Nation after bird deaths, pipeline spill He told reporters he was optimistic about working with the new NDP government, but suggested they don’t really have a choice at this point. “Right now the Alberta government is being forced to the table,” he said. “They have no choice to deal with this ever-growing problem. If we don’t deal with it, and we don’t sit down and talk with each other, it’s only going to increase.” Bruce Nilles, senior campaign director with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, told the conference the effects of climate change are having an impact on health and insurance rates. He said Alberta has to move away from using coal-fired power plants. “Coal-fired power plants are really one of the worst public health menaces we have,” he said. “So there’s a huge opportunity to address public health concerns, climate concerns and reallydiversify how electricity is produced in Alberta.” ‘Pretty clear’ Nicholas Rivers, the Canada Research chair for climate change and energy policy at the University of Ottawa, said Alberta’s biggest challenge is convincing the rest of the world that it has a meaningful climate change policy. Many people don’t understand what theprovince’s current rules the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) actually are.
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Mollema seals Alberta GC win as Arndt takes final stage – VeloNews.com
Its been some years since I won a general classification. Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) held off Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge), winner of stage 2, in the 11-lap stage 6 finale that lasted a total of two hours, 44 minutes and 57 seconds. Wouter Wippert (Drapac) was third. It was a pretty hard finish for me, actually, with the climb, said Arndt, who was the runner-up to Matthews in stage 2. I had a good team around me and they supported me well. I waited for the right moment. I went around the last corner in position four, I think. I could wait, it was actually perfect. I just started with 150 meters to go and I could do a perfect sprint. Mollema assumed the race lead when his Trek team surprisingly won the windy and cold opening team time trial in Grande Prairie over favored Orica-GreenEdge. After Matthews took over the race lead following his stage 2 win, Mollema regained the leaders jersey in stage 3, the first of his consecutive runner-up finishes to Slagter in mountain stages, and he held on through the final day in Edmonton to take the overall Tour of Alberta title. Inclement weather ruled the event, which is in its third year. Stage 2 and 6 were safe from the extreme conditions, but rain, mud, strong winds, and occasionally near-freezing temperatures affected the rest of the race that advanced into Jasper National Park, the first mountain foray in the events history.
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BCLocalNews.com – Okanagan College fuels gas training
2. The Workers in Natural Gas (WiNG) program will provide the specific skills and certifications required for those preparing to seek work in the thriving liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The college has joined six other B.C. post-secondary institutions to offer the energy literacy and certifications needed to help fill the projected demand for skilled and semi-skilled workers in the LNG sector, said Dr. Dennis Silvestrone, director of continuing studies and corporate development at the college. The province is currently estimating thousands of new positions will be created in direct and indirect jobs related to operating LNG plants. The WiNG program is a great opportunity for Okanagan College to build labour market skills and assist students interested in finding employment in an industry poised to have a positive impact on the provincial economy. WiNG program students will acquire nine industry certificates during the four weeks, including Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1, OFA Transportation Endorsement, H2S Alive, Petroleum Safety Training, General Safety Information, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Fall Protection and Confined Space. Natural gas industry specific training covers operating in natural gas, technology and communications and career planning. Sessions on resume writing and interview skills are included. Classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, ending Feb. 27.
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Insurance cost are going to be high with a new driver but if an accident occurs the premiums could go through the roof. So, ride with your driver, make sure they know all the right safety and traffic procedures. Also some insurance companies let your new driver take safety training classes that when completed will lower your premium.Gardens of the World: When you’re rushing through Epcot at a frantic pace, you might not take the time to slow down and admire the gorgeous gardens.
Two Airlifted To Hospital After Oil Well Incident Near Flomaton : NorthEscambia.com
Both came in contact with xylene and hydrogen sulfide (commonly called H2S gas) at the Eagle Rock oil well on Halls Creek Road off Upper Creek Road, according to Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton. Both chemicals are natural byproducts of the oil drilling process. The men were transported by private vehicle to the Flomaton Fire Department for treatment. They were airlifted to area hospitals in critical condition. Their names and current conditions have not been released. The chemicals were contained to the oil well and did not pose a threat to the public. H2S gas, in high concentrations, can cause immediate collapse and death after a single breath. Excessive exposure to xylene can also also cause coma, respiratory failure and death.
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Each Unit consisted of one common share in the capital of Bayshore and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.30 per share for a term of 18 months from closing. Finders fees of $20,736 and 74,700 brokers warrants were paid to Canaccord Genuity Corp. of Calgary and to a finder resident in Hong Kong. The brokers warrants carry the same terms as the subscriber warrants. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.marketwired.com/mw/release.do?id=2053076&sourceType=3 OilVoice | H2S Alive The program, offered by Vernons NexusBC Community Resource Centre, teaches participants the skills to perform an effective job search, including how to create a targeted resume, prepare for a job interview and how to network, all of this is delivered through in-class workshops. There are also presentations by local employers. The program is designed for job-seekers who are 18 and older, not going to school and who are not eligible for Employment Insurance. Former participants have been very pleased with the program, said Patricia Niehaus, program manager.
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