Energy Conservation

Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more about Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Initiative: 
Fossil Fuels Subsidies Counter

Climate Action Network Canada has created a Fossil Fuel Subsidies Counter that shows the amount of money per second in tax breaks going to some of the wealthiest companies on the planet. Please post the Counter far and wide and link it back to their Subsidies page on the Climate Action Network Canada website:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php

And instructions for posting it on websites:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php?WEBYEP_... Read more about Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Live Online Alternative Energy/Energy Efficiency Courses

Reduce your carbon footprint and take an alternative energy/energy efficiency course online this Fall

Login this Fall to a course on alternative energy/energy efficiency from the comfort of your home or office computer. That’s right, you don’t have to travel to learn and you still get access to the experts. The courses are all delivered LIVE (real time) and interactive.


  Read more about Live Online Alternative Energy/Energy Efficiency Courses

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 5 2010 - 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 Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost: A Step-by-Step Path

Apr 15 2010 - 1:00am

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Getting as close as possible to Net Zero Energy here on the northern prairies can be a daunting and expensive challenge. With our cold weather and long winter nights it requires a careful blend of conservation in all its forms, passive and active solar collection, as well as solar electricity.

Having worked through the obstacles to net zero energy for three successful projects to date Peter Amerongen, of Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd, has begun to identify a logical series of steps for designing for maximum net energy reduction at the lowest incremental cost. The sequence that he will present will apply as well to net zero ready and near zero projects. Read more about Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost: A Step-by-Step Path

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — 105 Street Building (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

The City of Edmonton's Earth Hour Celebration

Mar 28 2010 - 1:30am to 3:00am

Join the Global Earth Hour Movement: Support Action on Climate Change

Turn off your lights and come celebrate Earth Hour in front of City Hall. The celebration will be a family-friendly event of local entertainers, kids’ activities and free refreshments.

Participate in the countdown to 8:30 p.m. when the City of Edmonton will switch off the lights of City Hall and other downtown buildings.

For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/EarthHour Read more about The City of Edmonton's Earth Hour Celebration

Location

City Hall Plaza
Edmonton , AB

Earth Hour in Calgary

Mar 28 2010 - 2:00am to 3:30am

EcoLiving Events and The City of Calgary presents “Earth Hour in Calgary” at Olympic Plaza. Come out and show that Calgary supports this global initiative.  Activities start at 8:00pm and conclude at 9:30pm. Particpate in our countdown, listen to local musicians, discuss climate change solutions and have some hot chocolate heated by the solar power.

Registration is not required but comments are encouraged on either the EcoLiving or Footprint Facebook Site. Read more about Earth Hour in Calgary

Location

Olympic Plaza
Calgary , AB

A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Mar 11 2010 - 2:00am

Presented by Harold Orr

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Start with your existing house to save energy, money and green house gas emissions! Come and hear Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction present the findings from his latest project. This talk will be of interest to home owners, builders, engineers and architects. Read more about A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

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