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Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Great West Media has received federal government funding through the Local Journalism Initiative to support a reporter to cover climate in Alberta.

Jen will feature in-depth reporting on where Alberta is at with actions to reduce carbon emissions and generation of less carbon-intensive energy, along with climate issues across the province as they intersect with industry, business, the environment, the economy, communities, and lifestyles.

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Recent Work by Jennifer

EDITORIAL: The vice

EDITORIAL: The vice

Those paying even casual attention know the Alberta government is awash in cash. In fact, the black ink is oozing out of the province’s pores, to the tune of a $13 billion-or-more surplus for 2022-23.
National RCMP watchdog investigating arrest of St. Albert teen

National RCMP watchdog investigating arrest of St. Albert teen

The national RCMP watchdog is launching an investigation into the arrest of a St. Albert teen with autism.
Climate change will cost billions without adaptation measures: report

Climate change will cost billions without adaptation measures: report

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities did a preliminary estimate that shows municipalities require around $5 billion annually to build infrastructure resilient to climate change. 
Tech, costs, synergies, inform feasibility carbon capture projects

Tech, costs, synergies, inform feasibility carbon capture projects

Earlier this summer the province, through Emissions Reduction Alberta, awarded $40 million to kickstart carbon capture projects across Alberta. Experts from three of those projects shared insights into what the companies are undertaking to support decarbonization.
Indigenous group acquires minority stake in 'historic' pipeline deal

Indigenous group acquires minority stake in 'historic' pipeline deal

The deal with Enbridge is the largest energy-related Indigenous economic partnership in North America.
Oil companies have stalled on decarbonization commitments: report

Oil companies have stalled on decarbonization commitments: report

High demand, low supply setting record high electricity prices: economist

High demand, low supply setting record high electricity prices: economist

“It's not just sort of expensive, these are record prices,” said Blake Shaffer, electricity market economist at the University of Alberta.
Carbon pricing system needs transparency, stringency, experts say

Carbon pricing system needs transparency, stringency, experts say

The stakes for any changes are high, because if adjustments aren’t made appropriately, the sensitive carbon market could be pushed “out of whack” from 2023 to 2030.
Alberta's carbon market well established: expert

Alberta's carbon market well established: expert

Carbon market 'sort of a simple extension' of Alberta's years of practice with the creation and regulation of its oil and gas industry
Bob Russell was passionate, outspoken; 'He didn't let a second go to waste'

Bob Russell was passionate, outspoken; 'He didn't let a second go to waste'

“I’m just glad that he could contribute right to the very end. He didn’t let a second go [to waste],” said Coun. Sheena Hughes.