Blog - Iron and Earth

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

Solar Skills update

Solar Skills is Live!!   We're excited to announce the launch of our first Solar Skills training program from October 16 - 20th! Continue reading

Join the new Edmonton Chapter!

That’s right! Iron & Earth is forging a new assembly of like minded individuals who want to shape the narrative of energy sustainability in Edmonton and help advocate for a just transition for workers.   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

Oilpatch workers have a plan, but Ottawa needs to act

EDMONTON — A group of oil-and-gas workers has a plan to create job opportunities and retrain workers for clean energy projects, and they are calling on the federal government to step up. 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

Iron & Earth East to build renewable energy demonstration greenhouse in St. John’s

St. John’s, NL — Today Iron & Earth East is proud to announce they successfully reached their crowdfunder goal to build a 100% renewable energy-powered demonstration greenhouse, with big support from Bullfrog Power’s matching donation incentive. Continue reading

Bullfrog Power joins oilsands workers in bringing green jobs to Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s, NL — Today Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Iron & Earth East are happy to announce a new partnership to spark green jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador. 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