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Community Supported Energy

Jun 10 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

After decades of riding the roller-coaster of the fossil fuel sector's boom and bust cycles, the time has come for Alberta to forge a new energy path. Diversifying our energy economy will not only provide tens of thousands of green jobs for Albertans, but it has the opportunity to create just solutions to our province's contributions to global climate change and the resultant environmental impacts on the air, water, and land we depend on for our standard of living.

Alberta is the only province in Canada without a Green Energy Strategy, and the only province that doesn't subsidize wind power initiatives. It's time to rethink how our communities can support a clean and renewable energy future.

Ron Besuijen, ReThink Red Deer member and owner of Home Synergy - a local renewable energy consulting business - will present on the technologies available to create community supported energy projects for and by Central Albertans.

And Sheryle Carlson of RePower Alberta will present on their campaign to see the Province of Alberta pass a Green Energy Strategy using truly green energy, investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy potential in the province. For more info on RePower Alberta please visit:  http://repoweralberta.ca/content/page/about-repower-alberta

Finally, Mike Hudema of Greenpeace Alberta will speak about the potential for green jobs in the Province and how a green energy economy can make this happen. He will also share how communities can work together to implement green energy solutions & ensure jobs in that sector go where they're needed most.

This event is co-presented by ReThink Red Deer, Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, RDC Green Campus, and RePower Alberta. 

The event is free to attend but donations are welcome.

For more information please contact Rene Michalak at  info [at] rethinkreddeer [dot] ca

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre Red Deer, AB

Posted May 31, 2010 by AEN

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