British Columbians tend to see our economy as resource based—with many people making their living in the forest industry, the oil patch or the gas fields. We’ve all heard about or benefited from the high paying jobs.
In Episode 3 we challenge assumptions about energy jobs in BC and talk about what happens to jobs as we shift to the next economy.
Which jobs will disappear and how will workers make the transition to clean energy?
Read our communications director Tim Pearson’s reflections on the idea of a just transition for workers and his takeaways from a gathering of Green Jobs BC, a coalition of environmental organizations and organized labour. Sierra Club BC is a member of the steering committee of Green Jobs BC.
Listen to this week’s bonus interview to hear more from Lliam Hildebrand on how his worker-led nonprofit Iron & Earth is helping oil, gas and coal workers transition to the next economy. You can also hear stories from people who are creating jobs in clean energy right now in BC by listening to Episode 1: Electric Vehicles and Episode 2: Building Smarter.
Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC’s clean energy economy. You can subscribe to Mission Transition on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Check out more episodes of Mission Transition and pledge your support for clean energy at sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.
Is There Enough Work in Renewable Energy To Replace Oil and Gas Jobs?
. . . Find out the answer by listening to this episode’s mythbuster! And learn more about the people and ideas mentioned in this episode at the links below:
Featured In This Episode:
- Geoff Dembicki, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change
- Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor
- Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED)
- Columbia Institute Report: Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions
- Lliam Hildebrand, Iron and Earth
- Kekinusuqs Dr. Judith Sayers, Clean Energy BC
Our Shifting Energy Landscape In The News…
- Green Jobs BC, Recommendations for a Low‐Carbon Economy
- Clean Energy Provides More Jobs Than Oilsands, Report Says
- US Clean Energy Jobs Surpass Fossil Fuel Employment
- Driverless Trucks Will Eliminate 400 Positions: Suncor Energy
Feature image: Oregon Department of Transportation.