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Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

11 Jan 2011

REGINA — A Saskatchewan family has demanded a full public investigation of documented problems on its Weyburn property, located on top of a Cenovus Energy carbon capture and storage site, in light of independent research that indicates unnaturally high levels of CO2 in the area’s soil.

Cameron and Jane Kerr first noticed changes in surface water and well water on their property in 2004, one year after CO2 injections in the area began, and reported these incidents to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. Read more »

Posted January 11, 2011 by AEN

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 9:00am - Feb 25 2011 - 5:00am

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
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Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

NEB rejects greener energy future for Mackenzie

17 Dec 2010

EDMONTON — The National Energy Board’s approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) flies in the face of the Board’s stated commitment to sustainability and overturns years of study by a review panel, Sierra Club Prairie said today. Read more »

Posted December 20, 2010 by AEN

Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun.

Posted December 13, 2010 by AEN

Pembina Institute to release new analysis of U.S. greenhouse gas regulations for industry

Experts available to comment on the upcoming U.S. EPA regulations and their implications for Canada in advance of a technical briefing on Thursday

29 Nov 2010

OTTAWA, ON — Pembina Institute representatives are available to comment on the Obama administration's plan to regulate industrial greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act starting in January.  

The Institute will release a detailed analysis of the upcoming EPA regulations at a technical briefing on Thursday in Ottawa, where representatives will explain the new U.S. approach to regulating industrial emissions and what it could mean for Canada. Read more »

Posted December 1, 2010 by AEN

Media Comment: Sierra Club on the approval of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline

15 Nov 2010

Sheila Muxlow, Director of the Sierra Club Prairie has the following comments regarding the Federal and NWT governments approval of the MacKenzie Valley Pipeline with the rejection of recommendations to ensure cumulative effects monitoring throughout the project development and to ensure end use of natural gas does serve as an energy source which contributes to more fossil fuel development - like projects in the Alberta tar sands. Read more »

Posted November 15, 2010 by AEN

Seminar: Motoring Ahead – Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric!

Oct 13 2010 - 7:00pm

Speaker: John Stonier, Director - Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association

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

Electric transportation is here! The electric car is the next great change in the development of the automobile. The consumer benefits are numerous. Read more »

Location

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

Posted October 12, 2010 by AEN

Has Medicine Hat's Energy Sustainability Policy Left Lethbridge Behind?

Sep 16 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Medicine Hat's Energy Sustainability Department is focused on providing its citizens with energy conservation and renewable energy education, incentives and leadership through a variety of "Hat Smart" initiatives. The mission of the department is to help Medicine Hat reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and position itself to thrive in the post carbon economy.  Read more »

Location

Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) -
1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

RePower Edmonton Delivers Green Election Message

Group Kicks off Green Civic Election Message on LRT

13 Sep 2010

EDMONTON  - At 8am this morning RePower Edmonton, a local group of the provincial network RePower Alberta, took to Edmonton’s light rail transit (LRT) to engage with riders and ensure that green energy is one of the key topics in this year’s civic election. Members of the group were on the LRT with pamphlets and green leaf pins to encourage the riders to commit to vote for civic candidates that support energy efficiency and a renewable energy economy. Read more »

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

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