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Letter: Alberta must not get left behind as world shifts toward green energy

Dear editor, This message is intended for the Alberta government, regardless of which leader or party is in power.
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Dear editor,

Last month we saw the first 40 C temperature ever recorded in the U.K.

Meanwhile, five cities in California have banned the construction of new gas stations (Los Angeles is now considering the same) while Europe is refusing to sign the long-term natural gas contracts that Canada’s oil and gas lobby is pushing for. They see new gas supplies as a short-term solution to get off of Russian gas for the next year or two, but in the longer term, they are investing heavily in energy independence through renewables and energy efficiency.

The world is changing fast, and Alberta must not get left behind. For that reason, a non-partisan and growing chorus of companies, non-profit groups and church congregations is calling for the provincial government to develop a robust and credible climate plan. The website also intends the eventual inclusion of First Nations and municipalities.

This message is intended for the Alberta government, regardless of which leader or party is in power. The website can be found at climateplanalberta.ca

Roger Gagne

Calgary