Blog - Iron and Earth

A CALL FOR FEDERAL LEADERSHIP - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

  The workers of Iron & Earth are urging the federal government to show bold leadership to put Canada on the fast track to a net-zero economy now. This week we wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and asked them to enact a plan that will put us to work building the new economy. The Teck mine cancellation could represent a historic milestone, marking the moment that Canada shifted collectively towards a prosperous net-zero economy. But in order to move in this new direction, we need visionary federal climate policy that includes urgent investments across the country, with special attention to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here is the text of our letter: Continue reading

365 Greenhouse has broken ground

We are so thrilled to announce that Iron & Earth East and Borealis Consulting Inc. have broken ground at our 365 Greenhouse project! Continue reading

Solar Canada and Taber Shop Talk!

We just wrapped up an exciting week in Taber, Alberta! If you haven’t heard, we are exploring the potential to use inactive oil and gas infrastructure as a foundation for renewable energy development. If development goes well this year, we hope to break ground on a pilot project in Taber next year. Continue reading

Oil and gas workers train for solar alongside First Nation members to launch national initiative

Louis Bull Tribe of the Maskwacis Nation, Alberta — Oil and gas workers and members of the Louis Bull Tribe installed rooftop solar panels on a community daycare today, as part of an initiative to give workers new opportunities in clean energy. Continue reading

Workers’ Climate Plan four-week report

Sometimes in this vast and complicated world, it’s easy to feel a bit lost and hopeless. It can be hard to see progress or positives in the face of so much struggle. But I find if I focus things inward and think about the community with which I work to put renewable energy on the map, my mood changes. Drastically. Continue reading

Stories From Our Skilled Trades Workers

  We’ve had an incredible time at Iron & Earth poring through responses to our Workers’ Climate Plan survey. We can’t thank respondents enough for participating in this important exercise to help inform the federal government’s climate action plan. Continue reading

Oil Sands Workers Sign Historic MOU With Offshore Wind Energy Company

Today Iron & Earth signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with Beothuk Energy, a wind energy company with six planned projects totalling 4000mw of power.  Continue reading

Oil Sands Worker Inspires Calgarians to Embrace Renewables

Watch Chris Brown, an oil sands electrician from Calgary share his solutions to combat climate change and unemployment with renewable energy. Continue reading

Oilsands workers know how to lead the way on climate change

The last few years have seen increasingly bitter arguments over large-scale resource projects in Canada. While debate is necessary, it doesn’t have to divide and polarize our country. As we look ahead, one thing is certain... Continue reading

The Alberta Budget and What It Means to You!

Alberta makes big statement with $3.4 billion earmarked for renewables Continue reading