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Renewable Energy Summit: Powering our response to global warming

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Join Unify Toronto for the third of seven Drawdown sector summits. Learn about power generation solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help empower humanity's response to global warming by accelerating what is already working. By donation.

Project Drawdown has identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, grouped into seven sectors. Put together, they reveal a path forward that can roll back global warming by 2050.

The power sector accounts for around 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, making it the highest-emitting sector. Of total worldwide electricity generation, fossil fuels represent 67%, nuclear 11%, and renewable energy sources just over 24% and growing. In the last few years, however, the competitiveness of renewable sources for electricity generation has continued to increase due to the price evolution and the efficiency improvements of these technologies.

Project Drawdown’s Electricity Generation Sector includes 12 electricity generation solutions: concentrated solar, geothermal, in-stream hydro, methane digesters (large and small), micro wind, rooftop solar, solar farms, solar water, wave and tidal, and wind turbines (both offshore and onshore). It also includes transitional tehcnologies such as biomass, cogeneration, nuclear, and waste-to-energy. Enabling technologies include energy storage (both distributed and utilities), grid flexibility and microgrids.

In this informative and collaborative evening:

  • Learn more about the solutions to global warming within the energy sector identified and modelled by Project Drawdown
  • Hear from experts who are making change with alternatie energy solutions at the individual, corporate and government level
  • Build a long and local vision for empowering energy sector solutions in Toronto to their fullest potential
  • Offer what you can give, and/or request what you need, to help move forward energy solutions in Toronto and reverse our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Expert speakers are:

  1. Kyra Bell-Pasht from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
  2. Angela Bischoff from Clean Air Alliance
  3. Kevin Best from Rivercourt Engineering
  4. Cathy Orlando from the Citizen's Climate Lobby
  5. Toronto350

Everyone welcome!

This is the third of seven sector summits:

April 25 - Food Sector Summit
May 16 - Transport Sector Summit
July 25 - Energy Sector Summit
August 29 - Building and Cities Sector Summit
October 24 - Women and Girls Sector Summit
November 28 - Land Use Sector Summit
January 30 - Materials Sector Summit
For reports on previous summits, go to www.unifytoronto.ca/events.

More about Project Drawdown and Unify Toronto’s Drawdown program:

Project Drawdown, founded by author and environmentalist, Paul Hawken, is a scientifically based, comprehensive plan to implement the top 100 solutions to reverse global warming by 2050. Reversing climate change is not only possible, but feasible and eminently practical. The New York Times bestselling book sets out the solutions, the math and the economics of how we can actually do this in an inspirational and accessible way.

Unify Toronto's 13-month program aims to generate enough activity to make Toronto a hub of Drawdown activity in North America. It includes a series of introductions to Drawdown, seven sector summits, and a 4-session course, that will put vital information about how we can reverse global warming in your hands, connect you with other change makers, and galvanize your action with a new sense of optimism and agency.

Access details of Unify Toronto’s full Drawdown program at www.unifytoronto.ca.

Find out more about Drawdown at www.drawdown.org.

Learn about the Pachamama Alliance, creators of the Drawdown introduction and course, at www.pachamama.org.

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