Renewables & Alternatives

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Powerful Solutions: Building a Sustainable Electrical Supply in Alberta

Oct 22 2008 - 1:00am

By Jeff Bell, Pembina Institute 

Alberta's electrical demand is projected to double over the next 20 years. Alberta has the most polluting electricity in Canada. Yet Alberta is rich in renewable resources!

What are our options? How can they be realistically be implemented? Come get a sneak preview of Pembina's soon to be released, groundbreaking report: 

Powerful Solutions

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Co­generation
  • Biogas 

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Read more about Powerful Solutions: Building a Sustainable Electrical Supply in Alberta

Location

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

Open House Tour: Riverdale NetZero Energy House

Oct 4 2008 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Riverdale NetZero energy home is now finished construction and open for viewing! We will be having a public open house tour on Saturday, October 4 to celebrate it. If you've missed the tours before, now is the time to see it as finished. Read more about Open House Tour: Riverdale NetZero Energy House

Location

Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
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Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Jun 7 2008 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Concerned about the recent announcement of the natural gas price going up by 70%? Now is the time to get ready for it by becoming energy efficient before everyone else joins the rush.

We have a great line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, geothermal heating, energy efficiency, and what you can easily do to make your home heating, electricity and water bills plummet, along with your contribution to our province's air pollution.

There are 7 sites on the tour this year — we could have easily had 30! 4 sites are new.

The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. We will have an Edmonton Transit bus to tour to three of the sites. See our web site at www.ecosolar.ca for all the details. Read more about Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Location

Various locations Edmonton , AB
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Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion

Jun 6 2008 - 1:00am

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Sustainable Homes — from Top to Bottom

Free presentation and discussion evening. No need to register. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm.

Find out: What others have done • What they’ve learned • What is now possible • What you can do

At the Presentation — Thursday, June 5th

Find out about the 7 sites to visit, what you can learn at them. Talk to the owners and designers of these cutting edge projects. Choose what you would like to see on the Tour. Get an update on what they have learned over the winter heating season at the Riverdale NetZero energy house. Read more about Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion

Location

TELUS World of Science
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

Public Presentation: Wind Energy in Alberta – Beyond Tokenism

Description:
By Tim Weis, Pembina InstituteFree presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Wind energy one of the fastest growing sources of energy in the world, and the province of Alberta has one of Canada’s best wind regimes but is still only harnessing less than 1/10th of its potential. How can the Province and individuals take advantage of this renewable resource? What barriers does the technology face? How can wind energy be moved from the margins to the mainstream?

Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

Description:
Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation.

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Tour

Description:
Where:Riverdale NetZero House, 10004 87 Street, open to all, free When:Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm What: Installed solar heating and solar power systems, high performance windows, partially-insulated walls, insulation details, ultra efficient wall construction, air tightness, and heat recovery water and ventilation.

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Presentation

Description:
Presentation: Tuesday, October 30 Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm (or so) with questions and answers time Where: U of A, Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)Room ETL-E 1-017 on the first floor. Cost:Free, no need to register. Who:General public, first come, first seating (come early) Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering, Edmonton Sponsors:

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