Just like we built the support and institutions for oil over decades in this province, we need to pivot and start building a clean energy economy.
Building a clean energy economy means governments, workers and local communities all working together to:
Redirect subsidies for fossil fuels toward job creation in low carbon industries (and gradually wind down oil while rapidly scaling up renewables/low carbon/energy efficiency)
Implementing a plan for public investments in wind and solar energy, electrical infrastructure, residential and commercial energy retrofits, electric transit and ferry services, and the electrification of industry and mining
Support workers with new training and education to provide opportunities for re-skilling (via vocational training and post-secondary education); and
Ensure the clean energy plan works for everyone by legislating labour and community benefit agreements, as well as local hire and targeted hire agreements