Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

April 26, 2012 11:28 ET

Edmonton is the Centre of Energy Efficiency

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 26, 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.

NAIT and City of Edmonton collaborate on groundbreaking solar energy research project - The new solar panels on NAIT's roof are being used to evaluate the potential of the sun to produce green energy in Edmonton, one of the sunniest cities in Canada. The information generated by the solar photovoltaic (PV) reference array system - the only one of its kind in Alberta - will serve as a guide for the construction industry, homeowners and others interested in using solar energy. Click here for more information.

Oilsands company reducing greenhouse gases and saving money - In the wake of new data confirming a rise in greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands sector, one Canadian company, Cenovus, says it's turning the corner in efforts to reduce heat-trapping gases released for each barrel of oil produced from their operations. Click here for more information.

Edmonton leads the way in developing alternate sources of power including mining landfills for methane to produce electricity, turning organic waste into bio-fuel and developing concept homes that will generate as much power as they consume.

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

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com