Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read More


CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

AEN Spring Meetings 2014

Jun 7 2014 - 12:00am to Jun 8 2014 - 10:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2014 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read More


Pofianga (Range Road 261)
Ponoka County , AB

Public forum: Obed Mine release and independent scientific review of remediation plans

Feb 27 2014 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The University of Alberta (U of A) Water Initiative and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) will hold a public forum the afternoon of Thursday, February 27 to share findings of an independent scientific review of Sherritt International’s Obed mine release remediation plans. The review was conducted by leading water scientists engaged by ERSD through the U of A Water Initiative. First Nations, Métis and Sherritt International will also participate in the forum. Read More


Maple Leaf Room
Lister Hall, University of Alberta (87 Avenue and 116 Street)

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 7:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome! Read More


Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read More


Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Call for Delegates: Common Risk Management Framework for the upstream oil and gas, oil sands and coal sector

Energy Sector Common Risk Management Framework Design Workshop
ENGO Delegates (5) & Alternate (1)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013

The Workshop

  • From October 23 to 25, 2013, the Policy Management Office will host a design thinking Workshop in Edmonton in the Terrace Building located at 9515 107 Street, T5K 2C3.
  • We will use “design thinking” which is a tool created to tackle very complex and messy situations. Very complex situations: Are unique, have no definitive formulation, contain multiple value conflicts, can be considered as symptoms of another problem; and can be improved but never definitively solved.

Purpose and Tasks: Read More

Cheap Power At What Cost?

Jun 10 2013 - 1:30pm

A Panel Discussion on the Health Impacts of Alberta's Heavy Reliance on Coal-Fired Power Plants

  • doors open 7pm, panel begins at 7:30pm
  • Coffee, tea & snacks provided
  • Free admission but donations gratefully accepted.

For further details or to RSVP: [email protected] or 403-282-4608 Read More


Knox United Church (Basement Theatre)
506 4 Street SW
Calgary , AB

Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Feb 11 2013 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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


Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at
Calgary , AB


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