Renewables & Alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 26 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Free SESA Seminar in Calgary, Open to the Public.

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

Location

Room NR112, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

For health’s sake, it’s time to phase-out coal-fired electricity generation

Health, clean energy and environment groups come together to call for an end to Alberta’s dirty coal problem

CALGARY — World leaders will converge on Paris next month for climate change talks. Alberta is developing a strategy to demonstrate its intention to contribute to the global imperative of tackling climate change. Phasing out coal for producing electricity promises to be a hallmark of this strategy.

The time has come to bring greater attention to the public health benefits that would be realized by accelerating the phase out of coal-fired electricity. Read more about For health’s sake, it’s time to phase-out coal-fired electricity generation

Edmonton's Community Energy Forum

Nov 14 2015 - 4:00pm to Nov 15 2015 - 12:00am

Inspiring sustainable action in your city

Please join the City of Edmonton and community partners for a one-day forum to discuss issues of energy transition, climate change and building a sustainable future. The intent of this one-day event is for citizens to:

Read more about Edmonton's Community Energy Forum>

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton , AB

21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Sep 9 2015 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speakers and Dialogue from 7-8:30 pm. 

What might the United States teach Albertans about the ramping up to healthier and climate protective energy? How quickly can coal be phased out and how can Albertans help the energy transition?  Read more about 21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Location

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

Government of Alberta launches climate change leadership consultations

Initiative: 
Climate Leadership Discussions
Deadline: 
18 Sep 2015

Updated: Open house times and locations added

On August 14, 2015, the Alberta government introduced their Climate Change Advisory Panel. Watch the announcement:

The panel is tasked with:

"…engaging Albertans, Aboriginal communities, and technical stakeholders on key issues related to climate change. They will facilitate conversations, consider input, and provide advice to Alberta's Minister of Environment and Parks. Input from the Panel will inform a new action plan on climate change for Alberta."

The Government also released the Climate Leadership Discussion Document, and launched the Climate Leadership Discussion survey to gather input from Albertans. The survey will be open until September 18. The Panel will also be hosting public forums in Calgary and Edmonton:

Calgary Tues, Sept 1
5:30-8:30 pm
Courtyard Marriot Calgary Airport
Stampede Ballroom
2500 48 Avenue NE
Edmonton Wed, Sept 2
5:30-8:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
Grand Ballroom
11727 Kingsway Avenue
Read more about Government of Alberta launches climate change leadership consultations>

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