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SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Sep 13 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.

Germany’s renewable energy policies are considered the gold standard for how to quickly and cost-effectively make the transition to sustainability.  After  fifteen years leading the world in renewable energy development, Germany has something to say. With hundreds of thousands of green jobs, a robust renewable energy export economy, a successful community- owned distributed generation system, a plan to phase out coal and nuclear electric power generation completely; we in Alberta can learn a lot from examining the trail that Germany has blazed.  Germany has accomplished all of these great achievements with a solar resource that is ⅔ the size of Alberta’s.

Cost: free and no registration necessary
Contact: 780-378-6178 or office [at] solaralberta [dot] ca

Location

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

Posted September 9, 2011 by AEN

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