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Riverdale NetZero Open House Tour — Last Chance

Jul 18 2009 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

We're going to open the Riverdale NetZero energy house one last time for a tour before the new homeowners move in. Several people have said that they've missed seeing the house. Read more »


Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Edmonton's 10th Annual Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 6 2009 - 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 »


Various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted May 21, 2009 by Anonymous

Should Alberta Go Nuclear?

Jun 19 2009 - 7:00pm

Join an expert from Citizens Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy on Friday, June 19th at the Cambrian Heights Community Association (600 Northmount Drive N.W.) for a presentation and discussion of the future of nuclear power in Alberta. You will have the opportunity to learn about the current proposal to build nuclear power plants in Northern Alberta, as well as lessons learned from other nuclear installations across the country. Does Alberta have a looming energy shortage?


Cambrian Heights Community Association
600 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 15, 2009 by Anonymous

The Carbon Charter: Moving to Carbon Zero in Ten Years

May 12 2009 - 7:00pm

by Godo Stoyke

Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Berkeley California is offering “free” solar systems. By 2016 all homes in England must be zero carbon. Buses and trains have no fares in Hasselt, Belgium. All new buildings in Germany are now required to be heated by renewable energy. Read more »


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

Posted May 11, 2009 by Anonymous

Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Apr 21 2009 - 7:00pm

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

A new set of regulations went into effect last January 1 that made it much easier to connect your solar electric, microwind electric, or other low-emission micro-generator to the electric grid and to sell your excess electricity to your energy retailer. What do the new regulations mean to us? How do we use them? Are they as easy as they sound? Will they allow us to generate all our own electricity? What price will we get paid for our electricity? Can we make money at it? What will our electricity bill look like? What do you do if your electric wires company says “no”? Come hear an expert on connecting micropower to the grid explain how they work for you. See info at Read more »


Grant MacEwan College — CN Theatre Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 16, 2009 by Anonymous

SESI Talk: Passive Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

Apr 14 2009 - 7:00pm

Building for the Future Passive: Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

By Andy Smith P. Eng.

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

Solar Energy Society AGM will follow the talk at 8:30 pm Read more »


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

Posted April 2, 2009 by Anonymous

"Connecting to the Grid" Information Session

Apr 8 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It became a lot easier to connect solar and wind power systems to the electric grid under Alberta's new Micro-Generation Regulations, starting January of this year. Several solar and wind power projects are already being set up under the new regulations. Gordon Howell, from Howell-Mayhew Engineering in Edmonton, will explain the steps to connect your solar or wind system. He will be speaking in Calgary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library downtown. The Solar Energy Society has organized the meeting, and admission is free.


John Dutton Theatre, Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

Albertans Thirst for Renewable and Clean Energy

78 per cent prefer subsidies for renewable energy

26 Mar 2009

Edmonton — A recent poll showing that Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy sends a message to the Stelmach government that its upcoming budget should include plans to develop a green economy for Alberta.

The poll was commissioned by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) and conducted by the polling firm Ipsos Reid shows that when asked to choose, Albertans overwhelmingly prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy in the future compared to oil and gas. The poll shows that 78 per cent of Albertans prefer subsidies for renewable and clean energy options in the future while only 11 per cent prefer subsidies for oil and gas development.

"This poll shows that Albertans see the potential a green economy holds for Alberta, and they want the government to get involved and lead us there," said Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour. "Albertans know that we can have a strong economy that doesn't sacrifice our environment."

Posted March 26, 2009 by Anonymous

Solar PV Electricity… from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Electricity

Mar 16 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From: Gordon Howell, Howell-Mayhew Engineering

"I would like to let you know of a presentation that I am giving on the economics of solar electricity on Monday in Calgary. Details below Read more »


Science Building B, Room SB 142
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 12, 2009 by Anonymous

Open House: Edmonton's Net Zero Energy homes

Mar 14 2009 - 11:00am - 4:30pm

The interest in net zero energy houses continues to grow. The Riverdale NetZero energy house is open for tours and will soon be occupied by its new owners; the Mill Creek NZE house is now fully insulated; the Belgravia NZE house starts construction in May; the South Windsor Park NZE house is being designed. We are learning so much about the costs and performance of these revolutionary houses and are seeing more and more opportunities for optimisation and cost reduction. Read more »


Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton, AB
Mill Creek NetZero House
9805 84 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 12, 2009 by Anonymous

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