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Electrical Learning EXPO is next week!
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Alberta Electrical League's 20th annual Electrical Learning EXPO will be held on March 19th at the Edmonton River Cree Marriott. There will be over 100 exhibitors — see new products and technology! Booth space is filling up, and only a few seminar spots are available!
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Learning EXPO seminars
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Here are some of the seminars that will be held at AEL's Electrical Learning EXPO:

• The Lighting Revolution
• Alberta Electrical Codes 2014 — Clarify Issues... Get Answers
• The Evolution of Electrical Safety and CSA Z462
• Canada's Safety System, From Standards to Shelf
• DON'T Be a Solar Dummy

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More than 85 per cent of new Canadian jobs came from 1 place — Alberta
CTV News
When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else. The latest employment data last month showed that the oil-rich western province created an impressive 18,800 jobs, largely in construction, mining and oil and gas, while in the rest of the country overall employment fell. Economists warn against staking too much on any one-month data point, but the February result is no outlier.
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Alberta building permits soar in January
Calgary Herald
Strong residential activity gave a huge boost to the total value of building permits in Alberta during the month of January, says Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported recently that permits reached $1.7 billion in the province, up 25.5 per cent from December and 49.2 per cent from the year before.
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Baytex signs deal with Genalta for Alberta waste gas power plant
Clean Tech Canada
Baytex Energy has signed a deal to sell excess natural gas from its heavy oil production site in northwestern Alberta to Genalta Power for a nearby power generating facility. According to Baytex, the 10-year agreement will see it sell natural gas from its Three Creeks site near Peace River, to Genalta for a power generating facility being built nearby.
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Poll: Most Albertans favour renewable energy over coal
Edmonton Journal
A new poll shows 80 per cent of Albertans surveyed would like renewable energy used to generate electricity instead of coal. Commissioned by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the poll also found that two-thirds of Albertans are willing to pay higher prices for electricity generated by wind and solar power.

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About 150 apply for jobs at Calgary power utility
The Chronicle Herald
Enmax of Calgary reported recently that about 150 potential candidates turned out to apply for 20 available jobs during a recruitment drive in Halifax. "We were happy with the response and anticipate a number of new employees will be joining us in the coming months," company spokeswoman Doris B. Kaufmann said. Enmax officials were in Nova Scotia for four days for a recruitment effort.

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Poles chopped down, transformers stripped in brazen copper wire theft
The Vancouver Sun
Thieves caused havoc on a Langley, B.C. industrial lot when they sawed down several power poles to steal copper wire last month. Police were called to the 5700 block of Production Way, near the new 196th Street overpass. Sometime overnight, a thief or thieves had caused what police called "an astonishing amount of damage."

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Value-added vital
Sherwood Park News
The Government of Alberta recently unveiled its budget. As they did a year ago, Albertans expect the Redford government to have a strong focus on tangible solutions to opening new markets for Alberta's energy resources. This commitment was reinforced in the Speech to the Throne and the Budget and is a key plank in the Building Alberta Plan.
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Light The Bridge project earns $2.5 million fundraising goal
Metro News
For local teacher Krista Hendrickson, purchasing a bulb as part of the "Light The Bridge" project was an affordable way for her class to remember her when she changed schools. Hendrickson was one of more than 10,000 people and 300 businesses who purchased the $25 light bulbs, bringing the project to their targeted $2.5 million fundraising goal needed to light up the historic High Level Bridge this Canada Day.
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Wind, solar proponents have high hopes for renewable energy framework
Calgary Herald
The need for a comprehensive plan governing wind, solar, and geothermal electricity generation in Alberta has been discussed for years in Alberta. As far back as 2007, a group called the Clean Air Strategic Alliance recommended drafting such a framework with the goal of increasing Alberta's supply of and demand for renewable and alternative electricity sources.
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Greening China's power brings down cost of renewable energy for all
The Vancouver Sun
It is not quite like the fluttering of a butterfly's wings in Asia causing a hurricane on the West Coast of North America, but the impetus for China to clean up the pollution-choked skylines of cities such as Beijing and Shanghai is making waves in surprising ways on this continent. China has become the world's biggest investor in the global trillion-dollar renewable energy market, which has helped pull down the capital cost of producing renewable electricity.
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March 19, 2014 Electrical Learning EXPO Information
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