Electricity Generation & Transmission

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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 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
Media Release

Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

The recent announcement that the Government of Alberta will introduce Bill 8 (Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2012) to effectively overturn amendments made through Bill 50 (Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009) is underwhelming to say the least.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the bill that would require all future transmission infrastructure projects go through a full needs-assessment process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), but we are acutely disappointed that Bill 8 does not address the significant projects approved under Bill 50. Read more about Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

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Solar Seminar: Light Up Alberta – Premium Pricing for Alberta Microgenerators

Oct 25 2012 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Speaker: Lana Marinkovic – Utility Network
Details:    www.solaralberta.ca  (780) 378-6178 Read more about Solar Seminar: Light Up Alberta – Premium Pricing for Alberta Microgenerators

Location

CN Theatre - Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

Sep 5 2012 - 6:00am

TORONTO — P.J. Partington, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s finalized climate change regulations for the coal-fired power sector: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

Media Release

New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada

Pembina Institute study outlines pollution from coal-fired power in run up to Environment Canada’s pending coal regulations

EDMONTON — Canada’s “cheap” coal power carries considerable hidden costs in terms of harmful pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, says a new report released by the Pembina Institute.

Coal use is concentrated in a few provinces in Canada, but pollution from coal-fired electricity generation is a problem of national concern. Recent proposals to weaken impending federal coal regulations could, if accepted, further compromise efforts to reduce Canada’s most polluting, most carbon-intensive electricity source. Read more about New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada

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Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Jun 4 2012 - 5:00pm to Jun 8 2012 - 9:00pm

The capital cost of a commercial building is only 8% of the life cycle costs. Come and visit a new breed of commercial building being built now in Edmonton!

The Inaugural Eco Solar Commercial Tour

After many years of arranging tours of homes in Edmonton the Eco Solar Tour is branching out to commercial buildings. This year as part of Environment Week we have arranged tours of 5 different commercial buildings to demonstrate energy efficient practices. Read more about Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
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Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 9 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. Come and see how you can take action with your own home!

When is the Tour?

The 13th annual Eco Solar Home Tour is onSaturday June 9th, 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 Release

Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed

CALGARY, AB — Chris Severson-Baker, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to TransAlta’s announcement that the Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed: Read more about Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed

Media Release

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more about Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

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