Written by Denise Deby.
There’s a lot going on in Ottawa related to sustainable energy right now:
Climate Change and Renewable Energy Policy Workshop and Forum:
Carleton University’s Centre for European Studies (European Union Centre of Excellence) and Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue are hosting a workshop and public forum, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Policy in the EU and Canada, on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
This free event, open to everyone, is looking at the role of wind, solar and other ‘new’ renewables technologies in addressing climate change, including public acceptance, innovation, and government commitment (or lack thereof). It also focuses on the potential for leadership at city, provincial, national and supranational levels, and Ottawa and Ontario’s experience compared to European examples.
This important discussion comes at a time when ideas for Canada’s position at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 are being debated.
See the website for details, speakers and registration.
EnviroCentre’s new program Carbon 613 supports businesses to set and meet targets for sustainability that include reducing carbon emissions. They’re also holding seminars in October, starting Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. See http://www.envirocentre.ca/energy/carbon613/events/ for details.
Green Energy Doors Open:
Green Energy Doors Open is a chance to visit energy projects in Ottawa (and around the province). An initiative of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, the free event intends to demonstrate how Ontario is already moving towards a clean and sustainable energy system. It’s on Sat., Oct. 3, 2015.
Investing in Solar:
Learn about solar energy in Ottawa with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op—their next information session is Wed., Oct. 14, 2015 at the West End Well. Or learn about their current securities offering here.