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Alberta hopes to grow low carbon economy with U.K. agreement: energy minister

March 15, 2016 | By | Reply More

Alberta, U.K. work together on low carbon technology

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Howard Drake, British high commissioner to Canada and Marg McCuaig-Boyd sign an agreement to work together on low carbon technology.  Twitter photo by Tony Kay.

CALGARY _ The Alberta government has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom that focuses on creating jobs and working together on low carbon technology.

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd says the two governments plan to bring together industry, innovators and other stakeholders.

The aim is to increase renewable energies, promote energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions.

Howard Drake, British high commissioner to Canada, says the U.K. wants to help Alberta meet its environmental challenges.

He says, in return, his country will take advantage of Alberta’s regulatory and performance standards in areas such as shale gas development.

Neither McCuaig-Boyd nor Drake could specify what kinds of jobs could grow out of the agreement.

“As we look together on possibilities … hopefully there will be areas of interest together where there’s investment or collaboration and that will turn into jobs,” McCuaig-Boyd said Tuesday.

The Canadian Press.

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Markham Hislop is the publisher of Beacon News and Beacon Energy News. He also reports and writes about Alberta and British Columbia energy issues.

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