Renewables & Alternatives

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AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 15 2013

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

The Future of Transportation: Symposium & Car Show

Apr 27 2013 to Apr 28 2013

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium on alternative transportation options including electric, hybrid, biodiesel, human-powered, hydrogen and solar technologies.

The event will include a dozen informational workshops, music, solar baked cookies and a solar technologies demonstration trailer. The workshops will cover such topics as: how to convert a gas vehicle to electric, cold-weather battery performance and a carbon footprint analysis of various alternative technologies. Read more about The Future of Transportation: Symposium & Car Show

Location

NAIT
11790 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB
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Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Feb 11 2013

Speakers: Lois Corbett & Dr. Tim Weis 

  • 2-3pm: Public Education Meeting (Room 210)
  • 3-4pm: Discussion (Room 402) - limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-served 

On January 10, Ontario announced that by the end of this year, it will become the first jurisdiction in North America to shut down its coal fleet. This marks the conclusion of a successful transition in just over a decade – ahead of schedule – from relying on coal for 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity supply to ending entirely its use of coal, while committing to cleaner electricity.

  • What were the factors that led the Ontario government to phase out coal?
  • What conditions facilitated the development of the Green Energy and Economy Act as a platform for the development of the renewable energy industry in Ontario?
  • What are the lessons learned from the Ontario experience, and how can these best practices be translated into the Alberta context?

Lois Corbett and Dr. Tim Weis will address these questions and provide an inspiring and instructive overview of the Ontario story, and how we in Alberta can benefit. Read more about Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Location

Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/)
Calgary , AB
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Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Jan 24 2013

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm+

Three solar installers and an electrical inspector will be offering short presentations and a panel discussion on issues of interest to the grid inter-tie solar industry. Read more about Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
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Calgary Environmental Education Tours presents: Rethink Energy!

Dec 7 2012

This is a Calgary environmental event not to be missed! On Friday December 7th, for only $7, take part in a tour of SAIT's Green Building Technologies lab and current projects, followed by a post-tour workshop and dinner at the CommunityWise Resource Centre. Speakers from diverse organizations in Calgary will present their experiences working in the field of renewable energy. Food (meat, veggie, and gluten free pizza) and drinks (beer and/or juice) are included in the affordable-for-all ticket price! Read more about Calgary Environmental Education Tours presents: Rethink Energy!

Location

SAIT
Calgary , AB
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Class & Tour: Solar Energy — Direct Uses

Sep 5 2012

A Six-week Evening Course

Date: September 4 – October 9, 2012 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Rob Harlan, Executive Director
Solar Energy Society of Alberta
Cost: $250
Contact: 780-378—6178
[email protected]
Read more about Class & Tour: Solar Energy — Direct Uses

Location

Room 7-138
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (107 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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Training for Alberta's Solar Future: SESA AGM, Presentation & Tour

May 24 2012

Dr. Jim Sandercock - Chair of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Program

Dr. Sandercock will present on NAIT's new program and the plans for the future. Come early for a guided tour of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Lab.  The tour and presentation will be followed by the Solar Energy Society's AGM.  We will review our past year, plan for the coming year and elect our 2012-2013 board of directors. Read more about Training for Alberta's Solar Future: SESA AGM, Presentation & Tour

Location

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
11762 106 Street NW
T5G 3H6 Edmonton , AB

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