Renewables & Alternatives

Solar Seminar: Solar Power your Business Calgary

Jan 17 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calgary has an increasing number of government solar projects and large commercial systems. Larger systems are going in as installation costs are dropping. What are the steps to putting a photovoltaic system on a business? What are the tax benefits? What kind of ROI do these projects offer? Case studies of commercial systems will be provided by a panel of the installing contractors and developers. Read More


Orpheus Theatre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
1301 16 Ave NW
T2M 0L4 Calgary , AB

Alberta’s REP auction: Smart policy delivers good news

Pembina Institute reacts to Renewable Electricity Program announcement

CALGARY — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on this year’s competitive procurement process for renewables: Read More

Alberta's carbon levy is working

Joshua Buck, Alberta Program Manager for Environmental Defence writes:

Since Alberta’s economy-wide carbon levy was introduced in 2017, a lot of claims have been made about the levy, both positive and negative. So, what are the facts? That’s what we wanted to know. We did some investigation and put together a report: Carbon Pricing in Alberta – A Review of its Successes and Impacts. And what did we find? Overall, Alberta’s carbon levy is a success. Read More

Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Research supporting Indigenous–utility partnerships and power purchase agreements

From the Pembina Institute website:

This report, funded by both the Pembina Foundation and Canada’s Mitacs Accelerate Program, examines strategies for enhancing collaboration and partnership between Indigenous power proponents and utilities and territorial / federal governments. The research is focused on remote Indigenous communities in the three territories. It highlights significant barriers that restrict meaningful and respectful partnerships, are delaying and blocking Independent power production policies and are impeding fair power purchase rates. It suggests solutions for supporting Indigenous-led renewable energy projects and shifting the paradigm so that Indigenous communities, businesses and governments have more prospects to explore and development renewable energy projects on their lands. Read More

2018 Renewable Energy Fair + Workshops

Oct 20 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The event is proudly hosted by RDC Green Campus and ReThink Red Deer.Building on the success of the springtime EcoLiving Fair + Workshops, this inaugural event is presented by Peavey Mart and Sun Country Highway and supported by Alberta Environment and Parks' "Community Environmental Action" program!

Keynote Speaker - David Dodge (10:00am) Read More


Cenovus Learning Common (east Trades wing)
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB

 Solar Power: Our Allegiance to Land, Air, Water, and Sun

Keepers of the Athabasca is partnering with Sucker Creek First Nation, and the Society of High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee to put a solar installation on the Treaty 8 Building in Sucker Creek First Nation, where Treaty 8 was signed over 100 years ago. We are all Treaty people; our ancestors signed this agreement with the intent to respect Indigenous lands and ways of life.  Read More

Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Will the Government of Alberta allow industrial scale wind and solar farms on public lands? Since early June Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has posed this question several times to the provincial government. AWA is still waiting for an answer.

The dramatic expansion of big wind and big solar projects now underway must not take place at the expense of our threatened native grasslands, parklands, and foothills. AWA believes Alberta needs a public lands policy that explicitly addresses the renewable energy sector. Read More


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