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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.

 

Call for Proposals & Panels — Under Western Skies 2014

Initiative: 
Under Western Skies 2014: Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities
Deadline: 
10 Jan 2014 (All day)

September 9–13, 2014
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta Read more »

Posted September 26, 2013 by AEN

Integrating Wind and Solar: The German Experience

Oct 8 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Germany is at the forefront of the intelligent integration of wind and solar power into the existing electricity supply system.

Renewable power generation is variable, relying on the availability of wind and solar. With increasing amounts of variable power generation, power systems require new methods of balancing supply and demand as well as new approaches of grid operation. Read more »

Location

Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 26, 2013 by AEN

Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Conservation Groups Point out Benefits of Proposed Protection
26 Sep 2013

The federal government is considering an extra layer of legal protection for the country’s grizzly bears, a move supported by three Alberta-based conservation groups, including AWA.

In 2012, Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) recommended, for the second time in a decade, that Canada’s grizzly population be designated as “Species of Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canadians have the opportunity to comment on this proposal until October 4th, 2013. Read more »

Posted September 26, 2013 by AEN

Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area

Initiative: 
Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area
Deadline: 
7 Oct 2013 - 09:00

Notice of Proceeding

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has initiated a proceeding, pursuant to the Responsible Energy Development Act, to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.  Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Oct 2013 (All day)

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) is an initiative of the Edmonton Community Foundation.  This initiative is made possible through financial gifts from generous donors and supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by Edmonton youth. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Conversations Validation Meeting

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Conversations
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (4)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013 - 23:59

Earlier this year, the Government of Alberta conducted a series of 44 Water Conversation sessions across all 11 provincial watersheds. Multiple members of the Alberta Water Council actively participated in these sessions, during which four primary topic areas were put forth for discussion. These included Healthy Lakes, Water Management, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems, and Hydraulic Fracturing and Water. Many valuable perspectives and insights were garnered from these sessions. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Common Risk Management Framework for the upstream oil and gas, oil sands and coal sector

Initiative: 
Energy Sector Common Risk Management Framework Design Workshop
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (5) & Alternate (1)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013 (All day)

The Workshop Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

17 Sep 2013

EDMONTON – Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.  Read more »

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Upcoming funding opportunity deadlines

We've posted a number of upcoming funding opportunities for environmental projects. Check out our Grants & Funding Opportunities page for the list.

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Auditor General’s plan to review pipeline safety

12 Sep 2013

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety: Read more »

Posted September 12, 2013 by AEN

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