Jan. 26, 2010
“Building NetZero” (re-run, 4 min)
Riverdale NetZero collects an equivalent amount of energy from the sun
as the homes and occupants use over the course of a year. In Part one of
this special series, Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studios explains how
more than half of this achievement comes from the building design. (PS.
If you couldn’t get into Peter’s “Better Building Envelope” Solar
Seminar two weeks ago, he is apparently going to present it again. I’ll
keep you posted.)
Tim Weis Solar Seminar Now Available on Video
If similar programs in Europe are any indication, Ontario has
kick-started a viable commercialization of renewable energies within
their province. Pembina Institute conducted the “Greening the Grid”
study to show the viability of renewable energy in Alberta. Tim Weis
from Pembina outlines Ontario’s program and discusses how Albertans can
take ours to the next level.
“Redefining the Utility Industry” with Gary Holden, CEO, ENMAX – this
Thursday at the U of A.
rules of the game are changing fast for utilities. At the same time
unprecedented opportunities are opening for new, renewable technologies.
What is Possible in Alberta? Mr. Holden will be discussing smart grid
technology, micro-generators, possibilities for energy conservation and
efficiency, plus some of the innovative programs that ENMAX is
embracing. Join Solar Alberta for a special seminar on Thurs. Jan 28
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the University of Alberta Engineering and
Learning Complex ETLC 1-00 (We are at the U of A for just this one
seminar, then back to GMU. If you need a map, email me.)
Barb’s Field Notes: Is 2010 the dawn of a new era?
we at the beginning of a new energy transition? The Made-in-Alberta team
continues to investigate. Given that the new energy picture is now
changing so rapidly, we also want to move this discussion to a new,
varied and more interactive level. If you, our primary audience, want to
be engaged in this way, we want to know and we want to make it easy for
you. More to come in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have time to watch Tim’s entire seminar about
Ontario's groundbreaking new renewable energy programs - the envy of
North America - then, I suggest you watch
three of eight (10 min). Take notice Alberta! If we are at the dawn
of a new energy industrial age, then Ontario has just blasted through
the starting gate.
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