Events Archive

GreenTech Exchange Forum (Vancouver): Distributed small grid systems: development, trends and applications

October 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Over the recent years, smart grid has emerged as an important framework to realize the desirable goals of efficiency and cost effectiveness for an electricity transmission system. A smart grid integrates two-way digital communication technology that analyzes, monitors and streamlines the system to maximize throughput, while promoting and enabling a reduction of overall energy consumption.

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GreenTech Exchange Forum (Victoria): Geopower and geoexchange: how Canada's crust can help meet our power and demand side management needs

October 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

As the need for renewable sources of energy continues to grow, geothermal power will be an important part of the picture. Our panel of experts will discuss the potential for geothermal energy in BC and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Complimentary registration is now open to GreenTech Exchange members; new members are welcome.

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Doors open at 5.30, event starts at 6 pm.

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Water security: governance and climate change challenges from a Canadian perspective

October 24, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for a free lecture by Diana Allen and Karen Bakker as part of the UBC SFU public letcure series.

Dr. Diana Allen (PhD from Carleton University) is professor of hydrogeology in the department of earth sciences at Simon Fraser University and an expert member of UNESCO’s GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change) programme.

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Hydrologic responses to future climate change: incorporating the effects of changing land cover

October 24, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hundreds if not thousands of studies have assessed the potential hydrologic responses to future climate scenarios. However, relatively few studies have incorporated the effects of land cover changes, which can result from direct or indirect effects of climate change (e.g., glacier retreat, forest mortality associated with insect outbreaks)  as well as human manipulation (e.g., forest harvesting).

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Behavioural economics and the BC carbon tax: unexpected changes in gasoline demand

October 17, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

In this talk, Dr. Schaufele presents the findings of a recent paper on carbon pricing and gasoline demand in British Columbia. The paper examines the effect of BC’s carbon tax on the demand for gasoline in the province, finding that it caused a decline in short-term demand significantly greater than would be expected from a similar increase in the market price of gasoline.

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With new eyes to see: engaging communities on climate change with visual learning tools

October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Have you seen climate change? The signs of global warming (its impacts, causes and potential solutions) are all around us – from extreme weather to monster homes, from golf carts to backyard chickens.  Discover the surprising ways we conceal, overlook, and ignore the evidence before our eyes.  Learn how we can use visual media - from photo-albums to video games – to view our communities through a new climate change lens. Peek into a modern crystal ball to see what the future looks like in a low-carbon world.

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Carbon Talks: The case for wind energy in British Columbia

October 3, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Nicholas Heap, the BC Regional Director of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) will present on the case for wind energy in BC, followed by a Q&A session with participants.

A year from now, the world’s wind turbines will produce more electricity than the entire Canadian economy consumes. Production from Canada’s existing wind farms is already sufficient to power every household in Greater Vancouver and Greater Victoria – that’s 60% of the total households in the province.

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GreenTech Exchange Forum (Vancouver): Enhancing trade and investment in green innovation and clean technologies - an Asia Pacific perspective

September 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Paul Irwin. Paul is responsible for leading the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training’s North Asia practice, advancing BC’s international relations and business development activities in Japan and Korea, working closely with BC’s Trade and Investment Representatives in Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan.

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GreenTech Exchange Forum (Nanaimo): Developing BC’s bioenergy production and building a strong bioeconomy

September 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

Using sustainable energy sources and conservation is a major priority for our energy future and deploying bioenergy technology solutions is important for many communities. This dynamic panel of industry leaders will present on the advances made in bioenergy, markets tapped, and challenges faced and overcome towards developing a strong bioeconomy in BC.

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Food sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet"

September 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change. 

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