Reality Check – Jen Winter challenges Clean Energy Canada’s assertion of “more green jobs than oil sands jobs”.

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Reality Check – Jen Winter challenges Clean Energy Canada’s assertion of “more green jobs than oil sands jobs”.

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20141737 Views

Dec 10, 2014

Dr Jennifer Winter, Associate Area Director for Energy and Environmental Policy at The School of Public Policy, investigated the widely touted green jobs numbers from a Clean Energy Canada report published last week.

In short, Winter challenges the formulas and definition used to determine the number of jobs counted as green – a formula that may exaggerate the number of jobs directly related to green economy, and underrepresents the number of jobs associated with the production of oil sands oil.

The full analysis can be found at http://policyschool.ucalgary.ca/?q=content/how-many-people-really-do-work-oil-sands

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