Local Leadership on Renewable Energy

May 28, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Register here by May 21 to guarantee a spot 


On May 28, we will bring together some of the individuals and groups who are working to ensure a green energy future becomes a reality in Alberta.

Discussion and dialogue will be the format, building upon the overwhelming information from the March 12 video conference: Local Energy, Environment and Community Action.

We will choose 2 or 3 of the following topics as guides for the afternoon (you vote for the topics when you register [external link]):

  • Green Energy Act for Alberta
  • Engaging municipalities on green energy
  • Community-scale green energy
  • Green energy and the October municipal elections
  • Structural shifts required to expand green energy
  • Strengthening the network working on green energy


Albertans of all stripes have long supported phasing out fossil fuel energy in favour of efficiency and renewable energy sources:

  • within the past year, 12 municipalities have requested that the province strike a renewable energy task force or expert panel;
  • the Pembina Institute's Greening the Grid [external link] has become one of the organization's most downloaded reports of all time;
  • calls for an Alberta version of Ontario's Green Energy Act continue to mount; and
  • the benefits of community- and co-op-owned renewable energy facilities are becoming widely understood and are not fixed to a political party or interest group.


This video conference will connect multiple disparate sites across the province:

  • Calgary
  • Didsbury
  • Edmonton
  • Grande Prairie
  • High Prairie 
  • Leduc
  • Lethbridge
  • Northern Lights (MD) 
  • Peace River
  • Red Deer
  • Rocky Mountain House
  • Vulcan

To add a site, please contact Greg via this form [external link].


    This is an open event. Be sure to register early because some sites have limited space and we will drop other sites if they have no registrants. 


    There is no cost to participants. Alberta Acts on Climate Change, which operates on a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, will cover all costs. Alberta Acts' mandate is to increase environmental citizenship in Alberta.