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Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

18 Nov 2009

There is no doubt that electricity transmission planning and approval in Alberta faces challenges, including difficulty responding to public concern. Bill 50 - the Electric Statutes Amendment Act - is the most recent attempt to address these challenges. However, not everyone agrees that Bill 50 will work.

"Bill 50 is a curious solution because it doesn't fix the overall transmission process or address bigger problems in assessing transmission need," says Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the Edmonton-based Environmental Law Centre. Read more »

Posted November 20, 2009 by Anonymous

CPANS Luncheon Seminar: Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants

Sep 25 2009 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants: On January 1, 2011, all coal-fired power plants in Alberta will be required to have a control program in place designed to capture 70% of the mercury emissions. This presentation will provide an overview of the program developed by the utilities to ensure that the regulatory deadline is met. Read more »

Location

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

Posted August 25, 2009 by Anonymous

Should Alberta Go Nuclear?

Jun 19 2009 - 7:00pm

Join an expert from Citizens Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy on Friday, June 19th at the Cambrian Heights Community Association (600 Northmount Drive N.W.) for a presentation and discussion of the future of nuclear power in Alberta. You will have the opportunity to learn about the current proposal to build nuclear power plants in Northern Alberta, as well as lessons learned from other nuclear installations across the country. Does Alberta have a looming energy shortage?

Location

Cambrian Heights Community Association
600 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 15, 2009 by Anonymous

Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Apr 21 2009 - 7:00pm

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

A new set of regulations went into effect last January 1 that made it much easier to connect your solar electric, microwind electric, or other low-emission micro-generator to the electric grid and to sell your excess electricity to your energy retailer. What do the new regulations mean to us? How do we use them? Are they as easy as they sound? Will they allow us to generate all our own electricity? What price will we get paid for our electricity? Can we make money at it? What will our electricity bill look like? What do you do if your electric wires company says “no”? Come hear an expert on connecting micropower to the grid explain how they work for you. See info at www.hme.ca/connecttothegrid Read more »

Location

Grant MacEwan College — CN Theatre Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 16, 2009 by Anonymous

"Connecting to the Grid" Information Session

Apr 8 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It became a lot easier to connect solar and wind power systems to the electric grid under Alberta's new Micro-Generation Regulations, starting January of this year. Several solar and wind power projects are already being set up under the new regulations. Gordon Howell, from Howell-Mayhew Engineering in Edmonton, will explain the steps to connect your solar or wind system. He will be speaking in Calgary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library downtown. The Solar Energy Society has organized the meeting, and admission is free.

Location

John Dutton Theatre, Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html

Posted February 6, 2009 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Feb 4 2009 - 5:00pm

This week, Canada failed to join the International Renewable Energy Agency. Next, the federal budget effectively ended all major support for new renewable energy development in Canada. Wouldn't it be great if Alberta could turn from being the owners of the biggest global warming crime ever to leaders in sustainable green electricity?

This action alert contains two actions:

On Feb 4, the Energy Day of Action,

  1. Demand green electricity by phone or through your MLA.
  2. Tell your MLA you want no new approvals in the Tar Sands.
  3. demand legislation for a Feed-in-tariff system for small scale renewables producers.

Contact information for MLAs
Contact information for MPs Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Connecting to the Grid with Gordon Howell

Feb 10 2009 - 7:00pm

Connecting to the Grid

Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering

On January 1, a new set of regulations went into effect to make it easier to connect your PV, microwind, or other alternate electricity micro-generator to the grid and to sell your excess electricity to the grid. Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 27, 2009 by Anonymous

CASA Electricity Framework Review Public Consultation

Jan 29 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is reviewing parts of the 2003 Emission Management Framework for the Alberta Electricity Sector. The Framework guides how air emissions from electricity generation are managed in Alberta. CASA is contacting Albertans who may have an interest in emissions from power plants to let them know about the review and invite them to share their views on this important topic. Read more »

Location

Keephills Community Hall
15A - 51515 Range Road 32A
Duffield, AB

Posted January 22, 2009 by Anonymous

CASA Electricity Framework Review Public Consultation

Jan 27 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is reviewing parts of the 2003 Emission Management Framework for the Alberta Electricity Sector. The Framework guides how air emissions from electricity generation are managed in Alberta. CASA is contacting Albertans who may have an interest in emissions from power plants to let them know about the review and invite them to share their views on this important topic. Read more »

Location

Hanna Community Centre
503 4 Street West
Hanna, AB

Posted January 22, 2009 by Anonymous

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