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Oilsands 101 - Oil Sands Monitoring

Feb 26 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project. Read more »

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Oilsands 101 - Canada’s Oilsands: Challenges and Opportunities

Feb 19 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project. Read more »

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Oilsands 101 - Assessing Socio/Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development: The Beginnings

Feb 12 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project. Read more »

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Feb 11 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Speakers: Lois Corbett & Dr. Tim Weis 

  • 2-3pm: Public Education Meeting (Room 210)
  • 3-4pm: Discussion (Room 402) - limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-served 

On January 10, Ontario announced that by the end of this year, it will become the first jurisdiction in North America to shut down its coal fleet. This marks the conclusion of a successful transition in just over a decade – ahead of schedule – from relying on coal for 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity supply to ending entirely its use of coal, while committing to cleaner electricity.

  • What were the factors that led the Ontario government to phase out coal?
  • What conditions facilitated the development of the Green Energy and Economy Act as a platform for the development of the renewable energy industry in Ontario?
  • What are the lessons learned from the Ontario experience, and how can these best practices be translated into the Alberta context?

Lois Corbett and Dr. Tim Weis will address these questions and provide an inspiring and instructive overview of the Ontario story, and how we in Alberta can benefit. Read more »

Location

Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/)
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Jan 23 2013 - 7:00pm

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm+

Three solar installers and an electrical inspector will be offering short presentations and a panel discussion on issues of interest to the grid inter-tie solar industry. Read more »

Location

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

Posted January 15, 2013 by AEN

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

30 Nov 2012

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more »

Posted November 30, 2012 by AEN

Calgary Environmental Education Tours presents: Rethink Energy!

Dec 7 2012 - 2:00pm

This is a Calgary environmental event not to be missed! On Friday December 7th, for only $7, take part in a tour of SAIT's Green Building Technologies lab and current projects, followed by a post-tour workshop and dinner at the CommunityWise Resource Centre. Speakers from diverse organizations in Calgary will present their experiences working in the field of renewable energy. Food (meat, veggie, and gluten free pizza) and drinks (beer and/or juice) are included in the affordable-for-all ticket price! Read more »

Location

SAIT
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2012 by AEN

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

29 Oct 2012

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2012 by AEN

Solar Seminar: Light Up Alberta – Premium Pricing for Alberta Microgenerators

Oct 24 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Lana Marinkovic – Utility Network
Details:    www.solaralberta.ca  (780) 378-6178 Read more »

Location

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

Posted October 18, 2012 by AEN

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