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Canada's provinces surge towards green power future...and leave Harper in the dirt

Solar panels in Thunder Bay (CP), the Mica Dam in BC (Wikipedia) and a windfarm (Clean Energy BC).

Canada’s burgeoning clean energy industry created a record-breaking 26,900 green-collar jobs and added a whopping $10.9 billion in provincial renewables investment last year, even as the Harper government remains missing in action.


With Ottawa out for the count, it was the provinces who spearheaded the addition of a total 3.63 gigawatts in renewable power generation in 2014 and a rate of investment in green energy that was 88 per cent higher than in 2013, pushing Canada into a global ranking of sixth place for renewables development, according to a ground-breaking new report published by Clean Energy Canada on Sept. 17.

The full story can be read here at the National Observer.

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