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Title: Renewable Energy Workshop


1
Renewable EnergyWorkshop
  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Challenges

2
Thanks to Partners
  • Partners
  • ULERN Upper Lakes Environmental Research
    Network
  • Dr. David DeYoe Bio-Trend Systems Inc.
  • Peter Gagnon Simply Superior Inc.
  • OSEA Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
  • Roberto Garcia OSEA
  • Paul Charbonneau Energy Advocate Inc.
  • SSMIC Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

3
Thanks to Sponsors
  • IION Innovation Initiatives Ontario North
  • Brookfield Power
  • McDougall Fuels
  • NOHFC Event Partnership Initiative Program
  • READ Rural Energy Alternative Development
  • Local and Regional Support

4
Purpose
  • Provide awareness and a basic understanding
  • of renewable energy alternatives suitable for
    residential, small business and institutional
    settings, individually or as part of cooperative
    ventures

5
Objectives
  • Provide individuals with appropriate information
    to enable them to ask questions relevant to their
    particular interests or needs
  • Provide information and tools that enable
    individuals to explore options
  • Provide access to sites/contacts that can assist
    individuals and groups in making more informed
    decisions
  • Stimulate interest in development of renewable
    energy committees and/or cooperatives to optimize
    costs/benefits

6
Challenges
  • Translating global threats into local successes
  • Creating an Energy Smart culture
  • Engaging families, home and business, in the art
    and science of energy conservation
  • Understanding all the energy options, finite,
    recyclable and renewable, in a manner that
    enables smart and sustainable choices.
  • Being patient and pragmatic in maneuvering
    through the gloss, the rhetoric and the
    mis-direction

7
Challenges
  • Adopting cooperative strategies among
    individuals, companies and communities that help
    optimize energy solutions.
  • Developing enabling and accommodating regulatory
    and incentive policies that expedite
    implementation of clean/green energy options.
  • Retaining and improving our life style using
    sustainable energy practices in light of social,
    economic and environmental objectives

8
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Factors
    Driving the Shift to Renewable Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Renewable Energy Options
  • Biomass
  • Solar Heat
  • Geothermal
  • Solar Electric
  • Wind
  • Making Energy Options Affordable
  • Community Planning Tool for Renewable Energy
    Options
  • A Few Take Home Messages
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