Economics

Event

YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Mar 11 2010 - 1:00am

Michael Moore, Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary speaks on Geothermal energy and carbon offsets

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Socializing & Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

http://www.devillecoffee.ca/

Event is free for members, $5 for non-members. A lifetime YEP Membership is $30 and can be purchased at the door. Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
Event

Green Economy Community Dialogue

Nov 13 2009 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Come and join with the for an important Community Dialogue on Green Economic development in Alberta. With guest speakers Satya Das, author of the recent Alberta best-seller "Green Oil" and Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute. What does it mean to move towards a green economy in Alberta? What are the challenges and what do we need to do to get there? Come explore with us as we we seek community solutions to some of these important questions. Read more about Green Economy Community Dialogue

Location

TELUS Center Atrium
University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Outlines a strategy to create tens of thousands of green jobs now, 100,000 of thousands long term

Edmonton, Canada — Alberta can create more than 200,000 green jobs and build a strong economic future, according to a groundbreaking report on green jobs released by two prominent environmental groups and the Alberta Federation of Labour. Read more about Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

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Economics for Everyone by Jim Stanford

Apr 23 2009 - 1:00am

Nationally-renowned Calgarian writes THE book on the economy

April 15, 2009 (Calgary) ­ Is this another Depression? Or just another pointless boom-and-bust cycle? Either way, Jim Stanford thinks we need to fundamentally rethink how we organize the economy. Stanford is the Calgary-raised economist for CAW, Globe and Mail columnist, and author of the new book, Economics for Everyone:A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. "We don't just need stimulus. We need a whole new model for economic growth, says Stanford." Stanford will be presenting his Read more about Economics for Everyone by Jim Stanford

Location

The Old Y Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

78 per cent prefer subsidies for renewable energy

Edmonton — A recent poll showing that Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy sends a message to the Stelmach government that its upcoming budget should include plans to develop a green economy for Alberta.

The poll was commissioned by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) and conducted by the polling firm Ipsos Reid shows that when asked to choose, Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy in the future compared to oil and gas. The poll shows that 78 per cent of Albertans prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy options in the future while only 11 per cent prefer subsidies for oil and gas development.

"This poll shows that Albertans see the potential a green economy holds for Alberta, and they want the government to get involved and lead us there," said Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour. "Albertans know that we can have a strong economy that doesn't sacrifice our environment." Read more about Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

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AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Jan 21 2009 - 2:00am

Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull: Perspectives from Ecological Economics
with Dr. Brian Czech

What is the role of citizens in developing a new economic policy? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Czech (via teleconference) of the trade-off between economic growth and wilderness conservation.

Dr. Brian Czech is President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, a visiting professor at Virginia Tech, and a conservation biologist with the U.S. government. Read more about AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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