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Pembina reacts to proposed future federal coal regulations

23 Jun 2010

OTTAWA, ON — Marlo Raynolds, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Jim Prentice of future federal regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity:

“Minister Prentice’s commitment in principle to put an end to conventional coal-fired electricity is very welcome. A continued reliance on conventional coal would make achieving adequate greenhouse gas reductions in Canada virtually impossible.

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Posted June 23, 2010 by AEN

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 5 2010 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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 »

Location

various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

Notice of Inquiry: Regulatory Process for Hydroelectric Power Generation Development

Deadline: 
7 May 2010 (All day)

On April 14, 2010, the Alberta Utilitilies Commission (AUC) published notice that it would be conducting an Inquiry into the "Regulatory Process for Hydroelectric Power Generation Development".The Environmental Law Centre has written about the inquiry in a post entitled "Who Gives a Dam About Hydro in Alberta?" Read more »

Posted April 23, 2010 by Anonymous

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy - UPDATED

Apr 22 2010 - 7:00pm

Do you think you have to choose between a great job and a healthy environment for your children? You don’t have to!

Learn the facts about Alberta’s potential for a green collar economy and how we can work together to put the power back in the hands of Albertans! Read more »

Location

Room D308
Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie, AB

Posted April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

CPANS Luncheon: CASA Electricity Framework Review

Feb 5 2010 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

About the Presentation

CASA Electricity Framework Review

Brief description: In November 2003, the CASA Electricity Project Team came up with a final report and recommendations on how air emissions would be managed in the utility sector going forward. One major recommendation was that emission standards were to be reviewed on a 5-year basis so that they would remain “current”.

Location

U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room (upstairs, right)
11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Redefining the Utility Industry: What is Possible in Alberta?

Jan 28 2010 - 7:00pm

Free presentation and discussion

With Gary Holden, President and CEO, ENMAX Corporation

The rules of the game are changing fast for utilities. We are now in a carbonconstrained world with traditional resources increasingly revealing their limitations. At the same time unprecedented opportunities are opening for embracing new renewable technologies in Alberta. There are also greater options for both supply-side and demand-side peak power management. Smart grid technology, utility inter-active micro-generators and a multitude of possibilities for conserving energy and increasing efficiency are all now available to Alberta utilities. Mr. Holden will be discussing the innovative programs that ENMAX is embracing while looking at the realities and choices for the industry as a whole. Read more »

Location

Engineering Building ETLC 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 19, 2010 by Anonymous

Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Get the straight facts on Bill 50 and how it changes the role of public participation and environmental factors in transmission approvals in Alberta.

On January 7th 2010, Laura Bowman of the Environmental Law Centre presented a lunch seminar on Bill 50, the Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009. This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since.

The handouts from this presentation are now available for download from the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2010 by Anonymous

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Jan 7 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Are you confused about what Bill 50 is and how it affects you? Are you wondering how transmission approvals work in Alberta? If so, be sure to join us for this brown bag lunch seminar on January 7th, 2010.

This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since. Read more »

Location

Environmental Law Centre
800 - 10025 106 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Solar Electricity — from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Dec 2 2009 - 7:00pm

…the cheapest electricity for the homeowner?

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm+
Open to the public. No registration needed.

Parking: free on the street; $3 surface lot around Building #105; $6 underground

The world of solar energy is changing fast. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Huge new silicon foundries and PV module factories will be reducing PV module costs significantly. At the same time the price of electricity in Alberta is poised to soar due to the costs of transmission lines, carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission fees. The solar tipping point is within sight. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre 5-142
Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Campus (105 Street Building - 105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 24, 2009 by Anonymous

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