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Alternative Energy Conference in Penticton

Apr 22 2017 - 9:00am

“Energy; our present, our future” is a one day symposium on renewable energy technology and climate action initiatives to be held at Penticton Secondary School on April 22nd.

The free symposium is organized by First Things First Okanagan, an environmental group whose 2016 symposium attracted over 600 people. The all-day event will feature twenty-four speakers giving 40 minute presentations on topics such as the Okanagan wind energy project, building passive houses, BC energy policy, and new solar and electrical technology.

Alicia Clancy from the Suzuki Foundation will give the keynote address at 12 p.m. on “A Good News Story: Global Trends in Renewable Energy”.

The symposium starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. People are encouraged to check out the speakers’ program and pre-register to reserve their space by visiting First Things First Okanagan’s web site http://firstthingsfirstokanagan.com/.

“Last year we were overwhelmed with attendees so this year we have moved to Penticton Secondary School which has a large space for our energy fair as well as our speaker sessions. Generous sponsorship from energy companies and local businesses has allowed us to bring in top-notch speakers from around B.C. for this free event. It’s a chance to see new technology, learn about energy-saving programs and ask questions of the experts. There will be an electric car as well as a vehicle that runs on vegetable oil,” states conference organizer Jim Beattie.