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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson

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

Two sentenced in historic fentanyl bust

Two sentenced in historic fentanyl bust

A Sturgeon County man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for what police were calling the largest fentanyl bust in history.
Spiritual leader, who is working in St. Albert, arrested

Spiritual leader, who is working in St. Albert, arrested

Johannes (John) de Ruiter, 63, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting four people in separate incidents between 2017 and 2020. Investigators believe there may be additional complainants.
National RCMP watchdog investigating arrest of Alberta teen

National RCMP watchdog investigating arrest of Alberta teen

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission is investigating the October arrest and detention of a 16-year-old from St. Albert 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. 
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
Provincial police force would be a 'billion-dollar boondoggle': rural municipalities

Provincial police force would be a 'billion-dollar boondoggle': rural municipalities

Communities of all sizes are speaking out against the proposed force after more details on the transition were released by the province this week.
Greener and cleaner grid might not be as expensive as predicted

Greener and cleaner grid might not be as expensive as predicted

An analyst with the Pembina Institute said the report over-estimated the cost of renewable energy.