It's a tough time to be a bat! Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines. We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.
The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium on alternative transportation options including electric, hybrid, biodiesel, human-powered, hydrogen and solar technologies.
The event will include a dozen informational workshops, music, solar baked cookies and a solar technologies demonstration trailer. The workshops will cover such topics as: how to convert a gas vehicle to electric, cold-weather battery performance and a carbon footprint analysis of various alternative technologies. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Dr. Jim Sandercock - Chair of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Program
Dr. Sandercock will present on NAIT's new program and the plans for the future. Come early for a guided tour of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Lab. The tour and presentation will be followed by the Solar Energy Society's AGM. We will review our past year, plan for the coming year and elect our 2012-2013 board of directors. Read more »
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