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Secrets of Renewable Energy Series 2: Geothermal, Biofuel and Wind
Thu, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Secrets of Renewable Energy Speaker Series are back!
Do you want to know how to heat your home with the warmth from the earth - geothermal?
Do you want to know how to run your fleet with vegetable oil biofuel?
What is the latest technology in wind energy that is friendly to birds and can operate even when there is little wind?
Admission is free, option to purchase. Registration is required. please go to:
Paul Mero, co-chair of Green 13
Paul Mero is a fundraiser and social activist. He spent over twenty years bringing in supporters and raising money for Greenpeace. Following the failure of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, he decided to focus on local climate and energy issues. Paul joined Green 13, a local environmental group working in Toronto's Ward 13, and is now a co-chair.
In 2011, Green 13 was selected as a Project Neutral pilot partner. Together they are working to help older urban neighbourhoods reduce the carbon emissions to achieve carbon neutrality. Recognizing that home heating and cool accounts for 40% of the residential carbon emissions, Paul began exploring what needs to be done to bring district based geoexchange systems to older urban neighbourhoods.
Tonight he will share his findings and suggestions for creating a way forward for geothermal energy.
Ian Chandler, President/Chief Sustainability Officer at The Carbon Neutral Shredding Co.
Ian Chandler has been shredding throughout the GTA since 1993. The first shred truck was converted to run on veg in 2010. This year five Toronto city councillors brought carbon neutral shredding to their Ward's Environmental Day.
Ian will talk about how Carbon Neutral Shredding provides on-site shredding and virtually all it's electricity using vegetable oil. A brief history, facts about biofuel along with the why and how we switched off of fossil diesel!
Lex Van Arem, principle at Thunderbird Power
Thunderbird Power are pioneering the most innovative and revolutionary Wind Turbine technology on the market.
Anthony Goldstein, Director & President at Thunderbird Power
Mr. Goldstein graduated with an Honors Degree in Political Science from York University in Toronto Canada in 1991. Mr. Goldstein has extensive experience in Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Public Markets and runs his own private equity business specializing in IP and technology deals. Mr. Goldstein founded and has operated since 1996 a privately held corporation, which conceptualizes, develops and implements complex database systems for the Oil and Gas, Insurance and Telecommunications industries.
Lily Lin, President of Toronto Renewable Energy Network & Marketing Coordinator at Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada
Lily is a nature lover and renewable energy enthusiast! She took over the Toronto Renewable Energy Network in 2015 and has been dedicated to creating events that pull like-minded renewable enthusiast together! At Panasonic Eco Solutions, she is part of the team to bring residential solar and energy storage to the Canadian market!
6:30pm door open
7:00 – 8:00pm presentations
8:00 -8:30 pm FAQ
8:30- 9:00pm mix and mingle
Event Title: Secrets of Renewable Energy Series 2: Geothermal, Biofuel and Solar
Date: Thursday October 13th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm, presentations start at 7pm
Location: 100 Queen St W, Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3
Admission: free; option to buy please see below
As a not for profit organization, we will be fundraising by selling hand cranked batteries, each at $15. All the proceeds will go towards our operations online and creating more events for you in the future! We only have 10 of them! To reserve yours, please click on “register” and select “hand cranked battery”; alternatively you can bring cash to buy it (if it is still available). You can pick it up during the event. It is on a first come first serve basis. We appreciate your kind support!
Event Host: Toronto Renewable Energy Network
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Specs on the battery:
- Can charge mobile devices, 2000 mAh
- Can be charged by USB cable or hand cranking power; cable incl.
- Crank for four minutes and produce enough power for about 1 minute of talk time or a few texts.