Alberta's Oil Workers Are Shifting To Renewable Energy Jobs

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) After nearly a decade of riding Canada’s oil boom, drilling contractor Jennifer Turner found herself low on work, like thousands of other employees in the fossil fuel business left jobless following a plunge in oil prices.

Today, she helps unemployed oil workers find jobs in the burgeoning solar power industry. She hopes it’s part of a broader transition to adopt more renewable energy in the North American nation with the world’s third-largest oil reserves.

“Workers risk getting left behind,” said Turner, a spokeswoman for…
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