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The sun sets over electric pylons along a solar farm near Weifang in eastern China’s Shandong province in March 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Emotions may matter more than facts in shaping individual support for renewable energy, new study shows

Emotions help shape opinion on energy sources. Understanding this can allow us to design better zero-carbon policies.
Members of Unifor Local 594 gather for a rally outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask. in December 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

It is industry, not government, that is getting in the way of a ‘just transition’ for oil and gas workers

While governments are often blamed for a perceived ‘unjust transition,’ it is actually the industry itself which poses the biggest threat to the future of oil and gas workers.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith delivers a speech prior to a fireside chat during a Canada Strong and Free Network event in Ottawa, on April 12, 2024. The Alberta Conservative party has long prioritized the interests of fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

How ideology is darkening the future of renewables in Alberta

A fossil fuel ideology transcends political lines and inhibits effective action on the green transition. Alberta is a clear example.

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