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Pembina reacts to proposed future federal coal regulations

23 Jun 2010

OTTAWA, ON — Marlo Raynolds, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Jim Prentice of future federal regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity:

“Minister Prentice’s commitment in principle to put an end to conventional coal-fired electricity is very welcome. A continued reliance on conventional coal would make achieving adequate greenhouse gas reductions in Canada virtually impossible.

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Posted June 23, 2010 by AEN

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 5 2010 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

 

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint.
You can take action yourself! Read more »

Location

various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

Honour commitment to the G20 — eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

26 May 2010

OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada supports the federal government's international commitment to eliminate subsidies to the oil and gas industry. The estimated $2 billion in tax breaks and incentives would be of greater benefit to Canada invested in green jobs and producing renewable energy.

"Two billion dollars invested in renewable energy could close a coal plant and create hundreds of new green jobs in Nova Scotia," said  John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. Read more »

Posted May 26, 2010 by AEN

Let the sun shine in

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two new roadmaps — Solar Photovoltaic Power & Concentrating Solar Power — suggesting that solar power could provide up to 25% of global electricity production by 2050. The Pembina Institute's Tim Weis blogs about the findings and the policy shifts required to fully realize solar power's potential. Read more »

Posted May 21, 2010 by AEN

Local Leadership on Renewable Energy

May 28 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Register here by May 21 to guarantee a spot 

What

On May 28, we will bring together some of the individuals and groups who are working to ensure a green energy future becomes a reality in Alberta.

Discussion and dialogue will be the format, building upon the overwhelming information from the March 12 video conference: Local Energy, Environment and Community Action.

We will choose 2 or 3 of the following topics as guides for the afternoon (you vote for the topics when you register [external link]):

  • Green Energy Act for Alberta
  • Engaging municipalities on green energy
  • Community-scale green energy
  • Green energy and the October municipal elections
  • Structural shifts required to expand green energy
  • Strengthening the network working on green energy
  • Read more »

Posted May 17, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy - UPDATED

Apr 22 2010 - 7:00pm

Do you think you have to choose between a great job and a healthy environment for your children? You don’t have to!

Learn the facts about Alberta’s potential for a green collar economy and how we can work together to put the power back in the hands of Albertans! Read more »

Location

Room D308
Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie, AB

Posted April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

CanSIA Regional Solar Conference 2010

May 25 2010 (All day) - May 26 2010 (All day)

Act now as "Early Bird" Price Specials end April 16, 2010

The CanSIA Regional Conference will be held at The Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW Calgary AB. The Tradeshow Reception will be held the evening of May 25th, 2010. Dr. John MacDonald of Day4 Energy will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Read more »

Location

The Westin Hotel
320 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 7, 2010 by Anonymous

Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost: A Step-by-Step Path

Apr 14 2010 - 7:00pm

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Getting as close as possible to Net Zero Energy here on the northern prairies can be a daunting and expensive challenge. With our cold weather and long winter nights it requires a careful blend of conservation in all its forms, passive and active solar collection, as well as solar electricity.

Having worked through the obstacles to net zero energy for three successful projects to date Peter Amerongen, of Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd, has begun to identify a logical series of steps for designing for maximum net energy reduction at the lowest incremental cost. The sequence that he will present will apply as well to net zero ready and near zero projects. Read more »

Location

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

Posted April 7, 2010 by Anonymous

The campaign to develop more renewable power in Alberta

Feb 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Topic: The campaign to develop more renewable power in Alberta.
Presenter: Roger Gagne, Citizens Advocating Use of Sustainable Energy (CAUSE)

Hosted by the U of C Eco-Club

Learn more here:

http://www.causeonline.info/calendar/12524838/

Location

Casio B Room, MacEwan Student & Conference Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2010 by Anonymous

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