Renewables & Alternatives

Media Release

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

Event

Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

May 12 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on

“Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity”

Rudiger Tscherning will be the presenter with discussion to follow. Read more about Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

Location

Room 3360, Murray Fraser Hall (MFH)
University of Calgary (Faculty of Law)
Calgary , AB
Media Release

The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

Read more about The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target
Event

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

Aug 31 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector.

As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta’s Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. Read more about Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

Location

Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue NW
T5T 4V4 Edmonton , AB
Event

Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Jul 20 2016 - 11:30pm to Jul 21 2016 - 2:30am

Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will hold its first open houses to gather input from Albertans.

Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions. Read more about Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Location

The Heart
Robbins Health Learning Centre MacEwan — University City Centre Campus (10910 104 Avenue NW)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Jul 18 2016 - 11:30pm to Jul 19 2016 - 2:30am

Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will hold its first open houses to gather input from Albertans.

Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions. Read more about Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel Open House

Location

Energy Environment and Experimental Learning Building
3115 32 Avenue NW (University of Calgary)
Calgary , AB
Call for Input

Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Initiative: 
Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel
Deadline: 
30 Sep 2016

From the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website:

Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan includes a commitment to reinvest all revenue from the carbon levy into Alberta's economy, including $645 million over 5 years to Energy Efficiency Alberta. Investment in energy efficiency and community energy system programs will help to reduce energy use and associated costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and support green jobs for:

  • families
  • small businesses
  • building owners
  • industries
  • farmers
  • community organizations
  • non-profits
  • municipalities

Government has created a panel to advise the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. The Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will make recommendations on the types of energy savings programs that Energy Efficiency Alberta can start to deliver in the short and medium-term, as well as help set out a long-term vision.

The Panel seeking input from stakeholders, Indigenous communities and interested Albertans on how to promote energy efficiency and community energy systems across Alberta.

Visit the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website to read the Discussion Document and submit your comments. Read more about Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Event

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for the Non-Profit Sector

Apr 26 2016 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The Pembina Institute and the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance - in partnership with the Calgary Chamber for Voluntary Organizations - invite you to discuss how energy efficiency programs can lower costs for low-income households, create jobs, and significantly reduce operations costs for non-profits — leaving you with more funds for your core services. Read more about Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for the Non-Profit Sector

Location

Kahanoff Centre, Room 208
105 12 Avenue SE
T2G 1A1 Calgary , AB
Event

Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Apr 1 2016 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Municipal Councils, residents and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. This will be an opportunity to learn about alternative energy and available funding for municipalities, as well as participate in a regional discussion about the role of alternative energy in our communities. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Location

Springfield School
7701 99 Street (North End, on the East side of the river)
Peace River , AB

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