Renewables & Alternatives

Call for Input

Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has announced a consultation initiative to potentially revise the AUC's application process for wind turbine development in Alberta.  The Commission is seeking to determining if there are differences between wind-power generation projects and other energy generation projects that may require a different regulatory approach.

See announcement:

http://www.auc.ab.ca/news-room/bulletins/Bulletins/2011/Bulletin%202011-25.pdf Read more about Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Event

Green Building & Solar Tour

Oct 15 2011 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Thanks to Gordon Howell of Howell-Mayhew Engineering for pointing us to this open house opportunity

We have invested literally hundreds of hours into this learning curve and have networked with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sustainable building industry in Alberta. On Saturday, October 15th, we will be opening our home to the public to come and meet some of these forward thinking people and learn some of the many ways we can live a greener, healthier, more sustainable life. Read more about Green Building & Solar Tour

Location

Spruce Grove , AB
Event

SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Sep 14 2011 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Dr. Christine Worlen, Director of Renewable Energies
German Energy Agency

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta seminar series is starting this month! The keynote presentation for the seminar season opener will be straight from the renewable energy capitol of the world: Germany. Germany just announced that in the first half of 2011 it has met 3.5% of its needs for electricity using solar technologies.  This compares with a rate of 0.1% in North America. With the help of the German Embassy and the Pembina Institute we are bringing Dr. Christine Worlen to Alberta. An internationally renowned authority on renewable energy global best practices, she has advised over 60 countries. Dr. Worlen will address the all important question of how Alberta can make the transition to truly sustainable sources of energy. Mark it in your calendar and don’t miss this evening of inspiration. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Location

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

Photovoltaics for Electricians Class

Oct 29 2011 - 12:30am to Oct 30 2011 - 10:30pm

This class is designed for electricians or those with electrical experience and an understanding of electrical theory and electrical terminology. The class will overview system design, siting, shading and maintenance issues. Photovoltaic equipment including modules, racking systems, inverters, charge controllers, and batteries will be introduced. Section 50 of the Canadian Electrical Code will be interpreted.

October 28-30, 2011 Read more about Photovoltaics for Electricians Class

Location

Room X-105
NAIT Main Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

Renewable Energy - The Path to Energy Independence

Sep 20 2011 - 6:00am

What are the latest renewable energy technologies available?  What is actually practical for our climate? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Grant MacEwan Institute of Environmental Studies are offering this popular class again this Fall on Tuesday evenings. It provides an overview of photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar home design, green transportation options and more. Read more about Renewable Energy - The Path to Energy Independence

Location

MacEwan University - City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Jun 14 2011 - 6:10pm to 7:00pm

Renewable Energy in Edmonton: Laying the Groundwork

with Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

Times are changing, increasingly quickly.  Edmonton, along with many cities and towns, is increasingly focussing itself on becoming sustainable and resilient.  It is a time of transformational change.  How can renewable energy be part of the solution?  What renewable energy resources do we have in the City?  What are the challenges to renewable energy?  What are the possibilities?  What might renewable energy in Edmonton look like?  What needs to be done to get there?  Be part of the community dialogue that is taking shape to help plan our response to the economic possibilities and the environmental imperatives. Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Location

City Hall — City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Way We Green Speaker Series— Building Capacity: Renewable Energy Potential in Edmonton

Jun 4 2011 - 6:10pm to 7:00pm

Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

2011 Speaker Series

The 2011 Speaker Series is now underway. Upcoming events include: Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series— Building Capacity: Renewable Energy Potential in Edmonton

Location

City Hall – City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

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