Renewables & Alternatives

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Renewable Energy - The Path to Energy Independence

Sep 20 2011

What are the latest renewable energy technologies available?  What is actually practical for our climate? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Grant MacEwan Institute of Environmental Studies are offering this popular class again this Fall on Tuesday evenings. It provides an overview of photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar home design, green transportation options and more. Read more about Renewable Energy - The Path to Energy Independence

Location

MacEwan University - City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
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The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Jun 14 2011

Renewable Energy in Edmonton: Laying the Groundwork

with Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

Times are changing, increasingly quickly.  Edmonton, along with many cities and towns, is increasingly focussing itself on becoming sustainable and resilient.  It is a time of transformational change.  How can renewable energy be part of the solution?  What renewable energy resources do we have in the City?  What are the challenges to renewable energy?  What are the possibilities?  What might renewable energy in Edmonton look like?  What needs to be done to get there?  Be part of the community dialogue that is taking shape to help plan our response to the economic possibilities and the environmental imperatives. Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Location

City Hall — City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Way We Green Speaker Series— Building Capacity: Renewable Energy Potential in Edmonton

Jun 4 2011

Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

2011 Speaker Series

The 2011 Speaker Series is now underway. Upcoming events include: Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series— Building Capacity: Renewable Energy Potential in Edmonton

Location

City Hall – City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 4 2011

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. You can take action yourself!

When is the Tour?   

The Tour is on Saturday June 4th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Pembina reacts to the 2011 federal election outcome

Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the results of the 2011 federal election:

"The Pembina Institute congratulates Conservative Leader Stephen Harper for winning his first majority government and Jack Layton in his new role as Leader of the Official Opposition. As a national non-partisan think tank, the Pembina Institute works with all governments and political parties to help move Canada toward a clean energy future that delivers economic prosperity, environmental protection and climate security.

"Mr. Harper's actions on climate change and clean energy to date have been inadequate relative to the need and the opportunity. To become a leader in the fast-growing clean energy economy, Canada must implement much stronger policies than the Conservative government has introduced so far or proposed in its campaign platform.

Read more about Pembina reacts to the 2011 federal election outcome
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Solar Seminar: Renewable Energy for Edmonton

Apr 20 2011

An Update on Edmonton’s Renewable Energy Task Force

a presentation by Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell Mayhew Engineering 

followed by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta Annual General Meeting

  • What future do you see for renewable energy in your day to day life?
  • What do you plan to do to make that happen?
  • What role do you think our three levels of government should have in expanding the use of renewable energy in Edmonton?

Edmonton established a Renewable Energy Task Force in 2010 to provide the city with a set of recommendations on renewable energy policy. The consultant to the Task Force, Gordon Howell, will be providing an update on some of the policy areas that the Task Force is examining. Read more about Solar Seminar: Renewable Energy for Edmonton

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more about Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Event

T’Sou-ke First Nation: The Most Solar-Intensive Community in Canada

Mar 24 2011

Chief Gordon Planes with Andrew Moore – Project Director

Following a year-long visioning process the T’Sou-ke community embarked on a programme to achieve energy autonomy, economic self-sufficiency and food sustainability while utilizing the ancient wisdom and skills still available within First Nations communities.  Their on-going achievements include three solar electric systems totaling 75kW, thirty eight residential solar hot water systems, and an ambitious energy efficiency programme along with indigenous plant propagation and food-producing greenhouses.  In the process of building these many projects the T’Sou-ke First Nation has trained many young people in the solar and sustainability trades and inspired many other communities to follow their lead. Read more about T’Sou-ke First Nation: The Most Solar-Intensive Community in Canada

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

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