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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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jhenderson@stalbert.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Jennifer

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.
Fertilizer use drives emissions in agriculture: report

Fertilizer use drives emissions in agriculture: report

"In western provinces we’ve seen a tripling or quadrupling of fertilizer tonnage over the last 30 years," said Darrin Qualman, director of climate crisis policy and action at the National Farmers Union.
'You knew what you did at that intersection wasn't lawful,' says Crown prosecutor

'You knew what you did at that intersection wasn't lawful,' says Crown prosecutor

“The reality is, you were telling all these deliberate, calculated lies because in your own mind, you knew what you did at that intersection wasn't lawful,” Crown prosecutor Jordan Kerr said, during court on Thursday.
Anthony Bilodeau hears brother plead for their father's life on drive to shooting

Anthony Bilodeau hears brother plead for their father's life on drive to shooting

“I was wiping tears on the way there,” Anthony Bilodeau said at the double murder trial of two men near Glendon, he testified he shot to protect his father and younger brother. He later cut up the gun and disposed of it.
Anthony Bilodeau to testify in own defence

Anthony Bilodeau to testify in own defence

The second-degree murder trial into the killings of Jacob Sansom, 39, and Maurice Cardinal was delayed Tuesday morning after two of the 14 jurors tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend and another was sick and unable to come to court.