Alberta Awarded 'Fossil of the Year' at COP28

Alberta awarded 'Fossil of the Year' at COP28 for its lackluster approach to renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction.

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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and her delegation of more than 100 political allies and officials for the COP28 conference received a surprise award. Alberta has been awarded the 'Fossil of the Year' at the COP28 climate summit. This recognition reflects its lackluster approach towards transitioning to renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Despite global pressure and scientific evidence urging for a shift away from fossil fuels, Alberta continues to prioritize its oil and gas sector, leading to significant environmental concerns. Environmental groups and activists see this award as a wake-up call for Alberta to reevaluate its environmental policies and align with global efforts to combat climate change. It also highlights the need for economic diversification and investment in sustainable energy solutions in the province. province.