Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Panel to Hear from Those Affected by Move Away from Coal-Fired Power

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Panel to Hear from Those Affected by Move Away from Coal-Fired Power

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Panel hears from affected by move away from coal

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EDMONTON - The Alberta government has announced a three-member panel to meet with community, labour and industry leaders in regions affected by the transition away from coal-fired electricity generation.

The panel is to begin discussions this fall with workers most affected by the retirements of coal-fired generation plants and associated mining operations, including those in and around Parkland and Leduc counties, Forestburg and Hanna.

Participants will include municipalities, community economic development organizations, small businesses, affected workers and First Nations.

The panel's goal is to gather information about challenges and opportunities, to share information and resources about current programs and supports and to generate ideas for training and new opportunities. …

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