Renewables & Alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

78 per cent prefer subsidies for renewable energy

Edmonton — A recent poll showing that Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy sends a message to the Stelmach government that its upcoming budget should include plans to develop a green economy for Alberta.

The poll was commissioned by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) and conducted by the polling firm Ipsos Reid shows that when asked to choose, Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy in the future compared to oil and gas. The poll shows that 78 per cent of Albertans prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy options in the future while only 11 per cent prefer subsidies for oil and gas development.

"This poll shows that Albertans see the potential a green economy holds for Alberta, and they want the government to get involved and lead us there," said Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour. "Albertans know that we can have a strong economy that doesn't sacrifice our environment." Read more about Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

Solar PV Electricity… from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Electricity

Mar 16 2009 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

From: Gordon Howell, Howell-Mayhew Engineering

"I would like to let you know of a presentation that I am giving on the economics of solar electricity on Monday in Calgary. Details below Read more about Solar PV Electricity… from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Electricity

Location

Science Building B, Room SB 142
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

Open House: Edmonton's Net Zero Energy homes

Mar 14 2009 - 5:00pm to 10:30pm

The interest in net zero energy houses continues to grow. The Riverdale NetZero energy house is open for tours and will soon be occupied by its new owners; the Mill Creek NZE house is now fully insulated; the Belgravia NZE house starts construction in May; the South Windsor Park NZE house is being designed. We are learning so much about the costs and performance of these revolutionary houses and are seeing more and more opportunities for optimisation and cost reduction. Read more about Open House: Edmonton's Net Zero Energy homes

Locations

Mill Creek NetZero House
9805 84 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton , AB

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