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Duncan Kinney

Executive director of Progress Alberta, an independent non-profit dedicated to building a better Alberta

Duncan KInney is the executive director of Progress Alberta, a non-profit dedicated to building a stronger, more organized progressive movement in Alberta.
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Brad Wall's Sask. A Wild West Of Corporate Political Donations

Not only are out-of-province donations OK in Brad Wall's Saskatchewan, but so are corporate and union donations. There are no donation limits of any kind, and out-of-country corporate donations are allowed as long as that corporation has a Canadian presence. It really is the Wild West out in Saskatchewan.
11/04/2016 10:44 EDT
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Jason Kenney's Campaign Corp Is Anything But A Non-Profit

Jason Kenney has assured Albertans that even though his campaign isn't obligated to follow the rules everything would be above board. However, Kenney's campaign has chosen to go with the least transparent organizational structure available and Kenney has publicly misidentified Unite Alberta as a non-profit.
08/25/2016 03:00 EDT
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Brian Jean Didn't Get The Memo That Conservatives Support Carbon Taxes

Conservative leaders across the country are just now poking their heads out of their foxholes and acknowledging that yes, carbon taxes are not the job-killing boogeyman the Harper government tried (and tried and tried) to frame them as. These same conservative leaders are now going on the record on carbon taxes and blazing a trail that Wildrose leader Brian Jean is studiously ignoring.
06/01/2016 04:04 EDT
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500 Albertan Schools Just Committed To Wind Energy

As Alberta rolls out its climate plan this kind of deal starts to make more and more sense. Hedging yourself and your organization against future carbon risk is just the smart and money-saving thing to do. As other school boards and municipalities start to complain about the carbon tax it's worth holding up these 25 school boards as an example of what you can do to mitigate carbon risk.
05/30/2016 02:23 EDT
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Is Brian Jean A Climate Change Hypocrite?

As a backbencher in Ottawa, no one paid much attention to Brian Jean. But now that's he's the leader of the Official Opposition here in Alberta, what has he actually said -- on the record -- about the environment, climate change, wind energy and carbon pricing? Let's look and see.
05/27/2016 10:29 EDT
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Why Are Coal Executives Shocked At Their Own Bad Decisions?

Transalta is one of Alberta's largest electricity generation companies and they own and operate a lot of Alberta's thermal coal generation assets. They recently held their annual general meeting and the news and quotes coming out of it are enough to give you pause. So let's look into this.
04/26/2016 04:45 EDT
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Alberta's Big Solar Boom Is Coming

Now human minds aren't really built to understand exponential growth curves but we are right at the beginning of one. The size of the solar PV market in Alberta has increased by 107 per cent in the last year. Based on what's in the development pipeline this little graph will look very different in just a couple of years. There are many different projects in various stages of pre-development that would bring 385 megawatts of solar PV online.
03/24/2016 12:20 EDT
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Alberta's Oilsands Workers Are Re-training For Renewable Energy

The workers and tradespeople who make up the oilsands sector have been hard hit by the recent oil slump. But a new group that is launching today is aiming to put oilsands workers back to work in the renewable energy sector and are calling on the Alberta government for support. Iron and Earth is a non-profit led by oilsands workers who want retrain 1000 electrical workers on 100 different solar projects.
03/22/2016 11:55 EDT
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Big Coal And Its Effect On Alberta

While coal phaseout and the clean energy transition is the right decision for Alberta, towns like Hanna, Forestburg, Wabamun, and more are going to be very affected by the change in the short and medium term. We need a high quality employment and investment strategy that supports workers, families and communities affected by the clean energy transition.
03/09/2016 10:28 EST
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Big Coal And Its Effect On Alberta

While coal phaseout and the clean energy transition is the right decision for Alberta, towns like Hanna, Forestburg, Wabamun, and more are going to be very affected by the change in the short and medium term. We need a high quality employment and investment strategy that supports workers, families and communities affected by the clean energy transition.
03/09/2016 10:28 EST
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The Moment George Clark's 'Revolution' Stopped Being Funny

George Clark is pretty easy to laugh off. But when March 8 rolled around, I found myself on the Alberta Legislature grounds with a crowd of a couple hundred overwhelmingly white people gathered for George Clark's glorious revolution. And while it started out as funny, by the time it was over it had gotten a little scary.
03/09/2016 04:09 EST
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The Moment George Clark's 'Revolution' Stopped Being Funny

George Clark is pretty easy to laugh off. But when March 8 rolled around, I found myself on the Alberta Legislature grounds with a crowd of a couple hundred overwhelmingly white people gathered for George Clark's glorious revolution. And while it started out as funny, by the time it was over it had gotten a little scary.
03/09/2016 04:09 EST