Solar Canada and Taber Shop Talk! - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

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.

 

On Monday, we hosted a Shop Talk Night at the Oilmen’s Club to engage with oil and gas workers, landowners, and industry to discuss the concept. The panel included our core project team who you can read about at our new RenuWell website. We will keep you up to date as this concept unfolds.

Next week we are heading to Calgary to do some major networking at Solar Canada.This is the first year we have been able to attend and are really excited to meet a bunch of new people and potential partners. If you are there, please drop by and visit us at our booth!

Hope to see you soon,

Lliam Hildebrand - Executive Director
Iron & Earth

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Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.