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SESCI Talk: Living Lightly with Solar Energy

Dec 9 2008 - 7:00pm

25 years of comfort and low utility bills in Edmonton

By Garry and Cheryl Atchison

In 1983 Garry and Cheryl Atchison created an energy efficient/passive solar/partially earth-sheltered home in our climate - on a budget. Solar homes do not have to be big or expensive. Come hear the human practical side of living in a solar/energy efficient house in Edmonton. Their well thought out design has withstood the test of time.

How did they do it? What would they do differently? How is it to live in a solar house? Read more »


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

Posted December 3, 2008 by Anonymous

Powerful Solutions: Building a Sustainable Electrical Supply in Alberta

Oct 21 2008 - 7:00pm

By Jeff Bell, Pembina Institute 

Alberta's electrical demand is projected to double over the next 20 years. Alberta has the most polluting electricity in Canada. Yet Alberta is rich in renewable resources!

What are our options? How can they be realistically be implemented? Come get a sneak preview of Pembina's soon to be released, groundbreaking report: 

Powerful Solutions

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Co­generation
  • Biogas 

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Read more »


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

Posted October 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Public Presentation: Wind Energy in Alberta – Beyond Tokenism

By Tim Weis, Pembina InstituteFree presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Wind energy one of the fastest growing sources of energy in the world, and the province of Alberta has one of Canada’s best wind regimes but is still only harnessing less than 1/10th of its potential. How can the Province and individuals take advantage of this renewable resource? What barriers does the technology face? How can wind energy be moved from the margins to the mainstream? Read more »

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