Canada’s Green Energy Sector Now Employs More People Than Its Tar Sands

Canada’s Green Energy Sector Now Employs More People Than Its Tar Sands

Between 2009 and 2013, employment in Canada’s clean energy sector increased by 37 percent — meaning it now supplies more jobs than the country’s infamous tar sands, according to a new report Tracking the Energy Revolutionreleased by Clean Energy Canada, a climate think tank.

The green energy sectors employed 23,700 people in Canada as of 2013, while the tar sands industry employed only 22,340.

Source: Climate Progress

Date: December 2014

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