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Coalition Launches Green Ribbon Campaign

The Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta (CNFA), comprised of a number of Alberta grassroots organizations, launched its province-wide Green Ribbon campaign today to try and convince the provincial government that investing in green renewable energy sources is the right choice for meeting our future electricity needs rather than the the costly and risky nuclear option being considered.

"The government has stated it will set policy on nuclear before the end of the fall sitting of the Legislature," says Adele Boucher Rymhs, Read more about Coalition Launches Green Ribbon Campaign

Event

2009 EcoLiving Fair and Speaker Series

Sep 26 2009 - 4:00pm to Sep 27 2009 - 10:00pm

The 2009 EcoLiving Fair & Speaker Series pdf (250 KB) is a two day showcase where indiviudals and groups come together to share information about initiatives and environmental experiences with Calgarians. The Fair and Speaker Series aim to increase Read more about 2009 EcoLiving Fair and Speaker Series

Location

Mount Royal College — Centre for Continuous Learning Building
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary , AB
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The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills

To register: http://www.solaralberta.ca
For information: 780.439.5608 / Reg. Fee: $250.00
Class runs Sept. 1 - Oct. 20 Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Grant MacEwan College City Centre Campus Room 5-158

The Solar Energy Society of Canada and Grant MacEwan College present an expanded eight-week evening class focusing on Energy Efficiency; Solar Electricity; Solar Hot Water; Passive Solar Design, Non-toxic building and Green Transportation. Read more about The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills

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Riverdale NetZero Open House Tour — Last Chance

Jul 18 2009 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

We're going to open the Riverdale NetZero energy house one last time for a tour before the new homeowners move in. Several people have said that they've missed seeing the house. Read more about Riverdale NetZero Open House Tour — Last Chance

Location

Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Edmonton's 10th Annual Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 6 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. You can take action yourself! Read more about Edmonton's 10th Annual Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

Various locations Edmonton , AB
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The Carbon Charter: Moving to Carbon Zero in Ten Years

May 13 2009 - 1:00am

by Godo Stoyke

Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Berkeley California is offering “free” solar systems. By 2016 all homes in England must be zero carbon. Buses and trains have no fares in Hasselt, Belgium. All new buildings in Germany are now required to be heated by renewable energy. Read more about The Carbon Charter: Moving to Carbon Zero in Ten Years

Location

TELUS World of Science — Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Apr 22 2009 - 1:00am

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

A new set of regulations went into effect last January 1 that made it much easier to connect your solar electric, microwind electric, or other low-emission micro-generator to the electric grid and to sell your excess electricity to your energy retailer. What do the new regulations mean to us? How do we use them? Are they as easy as they sound? Will they allow us to generate all our own electricity? What price will we get paid for our electricity? Can we make money at it? What will our electricity bill look like? What do you do if your electric wires company says “no”? Come hear an expert on connecting micropower to the grid explain how they work for you. See info at www.hme.ca/connecttothegrid Read more about Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Location

Grant MacEwan College — CN Theatre Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
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SESI Talk: Passive Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

Apr 15 2009 - 1:00am

Building for the Future Passive: Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

By Andy Smith P. Eng.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Solar Energy Society AGM will follow the talk at 8:30 pm Read more about SESI Talk: Passive Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

Location

TELUS World of Science — Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

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