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America’s Clean Energy Maverick: How and Why Texas Grabbed the Renewable Energy Bull by the Horns

Clean Energy Canada

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

America’s Clean Energy Maverick: How and Why Texas...

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Though renowned for its oil and gas resources, in recent years Texas has also emerged as a national renewable-energy leader. As a result of state and business leadership, in 2013 the politically conservative, enterprise-focussed state generated more energy from the wind than any other state, and the equivalent of half of Alberta's power supply. With a competitive electricity market similar to Alberta's, Texas has found ways to diversify its electricity mix and encourage clean energy investment.

How did a conservative, market-oriented, oil-and-gas focused jurisdiction—one with a deregulated electricity market—emerge as a national renewable energy leader? Get the straight goods when we bring one of Texas’ most prominent renewable energy pioneers, and co-founder of the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association, to Calgary for a luncheon on Tuesday, July 15.

What you’ll learn:

  • How and why the state introduced policies to unlock renewable energy’s potential.
  • How renewable power complements and supplements the Texas oil and gas economy.
  • How renewable energy has impacted Texas electricity pricing and the state economy.
  • What cattle ranchers really think about wind turbines.


SPEAKER: Michael J. Osborne, Co-founder, Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association. 

Michael J. Osborne is a long-time entrepreneur, author, and renewable-energy pioneer. Over the past four decades, he has built energy-friendly homes; developed the first wind farm in Texas, and written four books including Silver in the Mine: A Long Term Comprehensive Energy Plan for the City of Austin. He most recently served as a senior executive at Austin Energy, where he positioned the city-owned utility to achieve its goal of meeting 35 percent of its energy needs with renewable energy sources by 2020.

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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Wildrose Centre
255 Barclay Parade
Calgary, AB T2P 5C2
Canada

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)


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Clean Energy Canada

Clean Energy Canada is a solutions-focussed initiative working to accelerate Canada’s transition to an energy-efficient, ecologically responsible, and prosperous low-carbon economy.

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