Meet the fossil fuel workers pushing for energy transition


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Canada’s oil and gas industry is not a monolith.

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Canada’s oil and gas industry is not a monolith.

Though many workers in the industry support the use of fossil fuels, plenty are also pushing for a fair transition to renewable energy.

A survey released in July by the oilpatch worker-led group Iron & Earth found 90 per cent of fossil fuel industry employees thought they could transition into at least one type of net-zero career with a year or less of training. The poll, done in partnership with Abacus Data, surveyed 300 workers across Canada.

Workers wearing Iron & Earth clothing set up solar panels. (Photo courtesy of Iron & Earth / Facebook)

Iron & Earth connected Canada’s National Observer with three workers to tell their stories.

To read more of this story first reported by Canada’s National Observer, click here.

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