Renewables & Alternatives

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
Funding Opportunity

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Deadline: 
28 Mar 2016

The City of Edmonton and Alberta Ecotrust are partnering to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton’s borders is a shared responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, citizens can learn about Edmonton’s environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in their community, and apply for a grant to help get ideas off the ground. Read more about EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Event

The Solar Opportunity—Small Scale Investment Options

Feb 26 2016 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Solar energy is a growing, healthy industry in Alberta. It is more profitable than ever to put a solar PV system on your home or business and sell excess power to the utility grid.  You can purchase or lease a system for your house.  If you are renting or have property without solar access, you still have options. You can invest in a system in your neighborhood via a solar investment co-op. Read more about The Solar Opportunity—Small Scale Investment Options

Location

CN Theatre
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Feb 20 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

A 638 square foot garage with an additional 638 square feet of living space, designed to emit no greenhouse gases from operations and be net zero renewably powered on an annual basis, this building demonstrates the future of smart grid- integrated design, featuring electric car charging, a solar wall, air-to-water heat pump, and thermal storage. Read more about Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Location

10822 123 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Feb 10 2016 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Feb 11 2016 - 1:00am to 2:00am

From the City of Edmonton website:

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of neighbourhood projects include:

  • Walking school bus
  • Installation of solar panels on a community facility
  • Tool-lending library

You must attend one of the learning sessions to apply for the grants.

Read more about EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Location

City of Edmonton Knowledge Centre, 2nd Floor HSBC Building
10250 101 Street NW (attached to the City Centre Mall West)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Feb 12 2016 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Location

Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street
Peace River , AB
Event

SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 27 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Solar electric, solar heating, solar hot air or solar hot water systems are going in all over Alberta. Some of them are 20 or more years old. Come hear from the homeowners that are utilizing these technologies every day. Solar system owners will share their motivations, details of finances, neighbor’s reactions, both anticipated and unanticipated results and highlights of the process.

Come to Solar Drinks before the event to eat and network!

  Read more about SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105th Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

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