Renewables & Alternatives

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Alberta's carbon levy is working

Joshua Buck, Alberta Program Manager for Environmental Defence writes:

Since Alberta’s economy-wide carbon levy was introduced in 2017, a lot of claims have been made about the levy, both positive and negative. So, what are the facts? That’s what we wanted to know. We did some investigation and put together a report: Carbon Pricing in Alberta – A Review of its Successes and Impacts. And what did we find? Overall, Alberta’s carbon levy is a success. Read more about Alberta's carbon levy is working

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Program Facilitator, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

Position: 
Program Facilitator
Application Deadline: 
12 Nov 2018
Location: 
Edmonton

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is the trusted community resource for the widespread understanding and use of solar energy in Alberta. SESA is a non-profit, educational organization working since 1976 to advance the awareness, understanding, and implementation of solar and other renewable energy technologies, as well as policies and techniques for energy conservation and management. Read more about Job Opportunity: Program Facilitator, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

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Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Research supporting Indigenous–utility partnerships and power purchase agreements

From the Pembina Institute website:

This report, funded by both the Pembina Foundation and Canada’s Mitacs Accelerate Program, examines strategies for enhancing collaboration and partnership between Indigenous power proponents and utilities and territorial / federal governments. The research is focused on remote Indigenous communities in the three territories. It highlights significant barriers that restrict meaningful and respectful partnerships, are delaying and blocking Independent power production policies and are impeding fair power purchase rates. It suggests solutions for supporting Indigenous-led renewable energy projects and shifting the paradigm so that Indigenous communities, businesses and governments have more prospects to explore and development renewable energy projects on their lands. Read more about Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Event

2018 Renewable Energy Fair + Workshops

Oct 20 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The event is proudly hosted by RDC Green Campus and ReThink Red Deer.Building on the success of the springtime EcoLiving Fair + Workshops, this inaugural event is presented by Peavey Mart and Sun Country Highway and supported by Alberta Environment and Parks' "Community Environmental Action" program!

Keynote Speaker - David Dodge (10:00am) Read more about 2018 Renewable Energy Fair + Workshops

Location

Cenovus Learning Common (east Trades wing)
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Call for low-cost solar power is a smart move

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Alberta’s RFP for solar producers

Calgary—Sara Hastings-Simon, Managing Director, Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta government's recent announcement: Read more about Call for low-cost solar power is a smart move

Media Releases & Op-eds

 Solar Power: Our Allegiance to Land, Air, Water, and Sun

Keepers of the Athabasca is partnering with Sucker Creek First Nation, and the Society of High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee to put a solar installation on the Treaty 8 Building in Sucker Creek First Nation, where Treaty 8 was signed over 100 years ago. We are all Treaty people; our ancestors signed this agreement with the intent to respect Indigenous lands and ways of life.  Read more about  Solar Power: Our Allegiance to Land, Air, Water, and Sun

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Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Will the Government of Alberta allow industrial scale wind and solar farms on public lands? Since early June Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has posed this question several times to the provincial government. AWA is still waiting for an answer.

The dramatic expansion of big wind and big solar projects now underway must not take place at the expense of our threatened native grasslands, parklands, and foothills. AWA believes Alberta needs a public lands policy that explicitly addresses the renewable energy sector. Read more about Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Action Alert

Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

Sign THE petition!

If you support solar – but not in the river valley, call or email your city councilor and the mayor to let them know. Want to do more? Contact ERVCC to find out how you can lend a hand to our campaign. Still more? Attend and speak at the public hearing on the rezoning (date TBC) this spring. Read more about Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

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