Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Group Wants Alberta to Support Program to Retrain Oilsands Workers for Solar

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Group Wants Alberta to Support Program to Retrain Oilsands Workers for Solar

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Group wants help to retrain oilsands workers

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EDMONTON - A group of oilsands workers wants the Alberta government to support a program to retrain unemployed electricians as solar panel installers.

Lliam Hildebrand of Iron & Earth, a non-profit organization, said they have developed a plan to retrain 1,000 people.

But to make it work they need the province to buy into the scheme with money and a pledge to retrofit some government buildings with solar panels as part of the training plan, he said.

"We realize they will not be able to contribute a significant amount of funding towards this program in the immediate term so we are asking that they support an initial set of demonstration projects," Hildebrand said Monday.

Iron and Earth estimates it would cost about $8 million to install solar panels in 100 buildings. …

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