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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.

If you have a story idea, please

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jhenderson@stalbert.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Jennifer

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.
Sex offender charged again in Northern Alberta

Sex offender charged again in Northern Alberta

A high-risk sex offender has been charged again with an offence against a St. Albert minor.
Billions needed to prepare buildings for climate change

Billions needed to prepare buildings for climate change

In the wake of another summer of extreme weather events Betsy Agar, buildings and urban solutions manager for the Pembina Institute, said it is important to prepare out infrastructure to help withstand more extreme weather events that are coming.
Investors, lending policies driving up farmland prices: report

Investors, lending policies driving up farmland prices: report

Investors are buying up Alberta farmland, driving up land prices across the province, according to a new report released this month.
Billions needed for Alberta to reach net-zero grid by 2035: report

Billions needed for Alberta to reach net-zero grid by 2035: report

Between $44 billion and $52 billion in capital investments would be needed to reach the net-zero targets set out by the federal government by 2035, said the Alberta Electrical Systems Operator (AESO).
High oil revenues skyrocket provincial bottom line

High oil revenues skyrocket provincial bottom line

“The swing is completely unprecedented and twice as large as Alberta's previous record set in 1988,” said University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe.
Chronic wasting disease has potential to jump to beavers: U of A

Chronic wasting disease has potential to jump to beavers: U of A

Chronic wasting disease may be able to move between deer and beavers according to new research from the University of Alberta.
Renewable power market booming in Alberta: experts

Renewable power market booming in Alberta: experts

Billions in new investments in the renewable sector are expected by 2023 investment that will create 4,500 jobs in the province, and companies such as Amazon, TC energy, and RBC are coming to Alberta to invest in the renewable sector.
Keeping carbon underground goal of new research project

Keeping carbon underground goal of new research project

A new project from University of Alberta researchers will map how much carbon is in the soil in the grasslands and help farmers and producers keep their carbon underground.
Rural communities aging, shrinking: paper

Rural communities aging, shrinking: paper

Many towns and communities further away from big centres, such as in the north and east of the province, are facing population stagnation struggles.