Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

February 24, 2012 14:48 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Edmonton Leads the Way in Developing Alternate Sources of Power

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - Edmonton Economic Development Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has four operating divisions to include economic development, tourism, the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Research Park, as well as being a joint partner with TECEdmonton. At EEDC our key areas of focus, life sciences, financial services, energy, advanced technologies, advanced education and tourism.

As you focus on the energy industry, we'd like to share some information about activity in our region.

China partnership - With Prime Minister Stephen Harper looking on, U of A Vice-President (Research) Lorne Babiuk and Weihe Xie, vice-president of Tsinghua University, signed an historic agreement Feb. 9 in China. The five-year agreement will create the Sino-Canada Joint Energy Research Initiative, enabling research projects in energy and environment technologies, as well as the development and commercialization of those technologies. Click here for more information.

Renewable energy market - NAIT grad Clifton Lofthaug Electrical Engineering Technology, Class of 2004) re-turned to campus as a renewable energy entrepreneur. As owner of Great Canadian Solar Ltd., he designed and installed a working solar photovoltaic (PV) system for NAIT's Alternative Energy Technology program. Click here for more information.

Edmonton's location as the largest urban centre closest to the oilsands gives it an advantage as being the transportation and logistics hub for Alberta's oil, gas and mining sectors.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

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