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Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Feb 4 2009 - 5:00pm

This week, Canada failed to join the International Renewable Energy Agency. Next, the federal budget effectively ended all major support for new renewable energy development in Canada. Wouldn't it be great if Alberta could turn from being the owners of the biggest global warming crime ever to leaders in sustainable green electricity?

This action alert contains two actions:

On Feb 4, the Energy Day of Action,

  1. Demand green electricity by phone or through your MLA.
  2. Tell your MLA you want no new approvals in the Tar Sands.
  3. demand legislation for a Feed-in-tariff system for small scale renewables producers.

Contact information for MLAs
Contact information for MPs Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Connecting to the Grid with Gordon Howell

Feb 10 2009 - 7:00pm

Connecting to the Grid

Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering

On January 1, a new set of regulations went into effect to make it easier to connect your PV, microwind, or other alternate electricity micro-generator to the grid and to sell your excess electricity to the grid. Read more »

Location

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

Posted January 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Greening the Grid: Public Discussion & Presentation

Jan 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Come learn how Alberta can Green its Grid and what you can do to help.

Do we want to build a future with clean, efficient, sustainable electricity sources or do we want to continue using the old, wasteful, polluting systems that are increasingly obsolete? Read more »

Location

ICT 122
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2009 by Anonymous

SESCI Talk: Net Zero 2 — Edmonton's Mill Creek House

Jan 13 2009 - 7:00pm

The Future of Cold Climate Home Construction

by Conrad Nobert

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Read more »

Location

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

Posted January 5, 2009 by Anonymous

SESCI Talk: Living Lightly with Solar Energy

Dec 9 2008 - 7:00pm

25 years of comfort and low utility bills in Edmonton

By Garry and Cheryl Atchison

In 1983 Garry and Cheryl Atchison created an energy efficient/passive solar/partially earth-sheltered home in our climate - on a budget. Solar homes do not have to be big or expensive. Come hear the human practical side of living in a solar/energy efficient house in Edmonton. Their well thought out design has withstood the test of time.

How did they do it? What would they do differently? How is it to live in a solar house? Read more »

Location

Telus World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 3, 2008 by Anonymous

SESCI Talk: Carbon Buster's Eco Village

Nov 18 2008 - 7:00pm

Canada's First Zero Carbon Sustainable Community

Godo Stoyke and Shanthu Mano, two internationally renowned sustainability experts will be presenting their latest project planned for right here in Northern Alberta!

With the help of sustainable building & community experts from six countries, and specialists from provincial and municipal departments, Carbon Busters has developed a truly cutting-edge sustainable community design. Some of the features include:

  • 256 zero carbon buildings
  • Solar heating, solar hot water and solar electrical systems
  • Community utility grid-tied wind power
  • Early Childhood to Grade 12 sustainable school
  • Community food production infrastructure
  • Innovative systems for water conservation
  • Community green transportation system

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Childcare available. Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science - Star Theatre
11211 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 13, 2008 by Anonymous

Riverdale NetZero Energy House Tours

Edmonton’s first two net zero energy homes

Self-Guided Open Houses

Most Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm

9926 87 Street in the Riverdale neighbourhood (from Jasper Avenue, go south on 95 Street and follow the road next to the river valley for 1 km)

What is it 

  • two beautiful new houses that generate all their own heat and electricity for space heating, hot water, lighting and appliances over the year
  • one of 12 homes in CMHC’s world-class EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Initiative, www.cmhc.ca
  • EQuilibrium houses are helping Canada’s home building industry meet peoples’ concerns with environmental damage, energy security and utility costs.
  • Read more »

Posted November 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Powerful Solutions: Building a Sustainable Electrical Supply in Alberta

Oct 21 2008 - 7:00pm

By Jeff Bell, Pembina Institute 

Alberta's electrical demand is projected to double over the next 20 years. Alberta has the most polluting electricity in Canada. Yet Alberta is rich in renewable resources!

What are our options? How can they be realistically be implemented? Come get a sneak preview of Pembina's soon to be released, groundbreaking report: 

Powerful Solutions

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Co­generation
  • Biogas 

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Read more »

Location

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

Posted October 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Open House Tour: Riverdale NetZero Energy House

Oct 4 2008 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Riverdale NetZero energy home is now finished construction and open for viewing! We will be having a public open house tour on Saturday, October 4 to celebrate it. If you've missed the tours before, now is the time to see it as finished. Read more »

Location

Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Jun 7 2008 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Concerned about the recent announcement of the natural gas price going up by 70%? Now is the time to get ready for it by becoming energy efficient before everyone else joins the rush.

We have a great line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, geothermal heating, energy efficiency, and what you can easily do to make your home heating, electricity and water bills plummet, along with your contribution to our province's air pollution.

There are 7 sites on the tour this year — we could have easily had 30! 4 sites are new.

The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. We will have an Edmonton Transit bus to tour to three of the sites. See our web site at www.ecosolar.ca for all the details. Read more »

Location

Various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted May 30, 2008 by Anonymous

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