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Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit Was A Huge Success!

Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit Was A Huge Success!

Last week had me at the Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit with our 2016 Nissan Leaf.

The Summit was awesome, very informative and amazingly busy. (So busy that I did not even get the chance to take a single picture.)

I only managed to sit in on one of the panels on “Renewable Energy” for the event and spent the rest of the time talking to people on electric vehicles and electric vehicle adoption.

At the end of the event I was without voice, but pumped up and inspired.

I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to all of the folks who put together the Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit, contributed and to everyone who attended.

It was a fantastic and amazing event that I hope to be a part of again in the future (and with luck actually getting some pictures)!

 

Getting Ready For The Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit

Getting Ready For The Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit

I am in the countdown mode for the Pembina 2017 Alberta Climate Summit and I am stoked!

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This year marks the 3rd annual Alberta Climate Summit and will showcase innovation and opportunities around clean energy, bringing together more than 500 leaders in industry, government, environmental NGOs and community stakeholders who will focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology and innovation, methane control, climate finance, and Indigenous energy solutions. .

We will be set up at and presenting at the 2017 Alberta Climate Summit with our 2016 Nissan Leaf SL talking about all things related to Electric Vehicles and maybe even some on solar PV energy creation and the link with electric vehicle adoption.

I still have a bit of work left to do in washing the car and doing some detailing just prior to going down to the BMO Centre to get set up for tonight but the most part I think I have everything prepared as much as I can for the big event to take place tomorrow.

I will be at the vehicle during all of the breaks taking questions, giving out information and with a little luck and some multitasking, grabbing some pictures of the event to share on line after its all done.

If you are at the Climate Summit, come by and say “Hi” while you put your name in the draw for a ride in a Tesla by the EVAA.

This is going to be fun!

2017 National Drive Electric Week

2017 National Drive Electric Week

Calgary National Drive Electric Week was again a lot of fun and a lot of talking!

IKEA donated a parking lot area for the Electric Vehicle venue and as a result of National Drive Electric Week being Platinum Sponsored by Nissan (and coinciding with the 2018 Nissan Leaf announcement), requested that a Leaf be placed at the front door of the store. We had the honour of having our 2016 Leaf being the flagship for the day.

The venue was awesome!

Both Donna and I attempted to engage as many people as possible, giving them information about the Leaf, answering a myriad of questions about charging, distances etc., and directed them to the other electric vehicle owners and vehicles on display in the adjacent lot.

I managed to run off and take some fast shots of the event in the other lot, but neglected to get a picture of our own vehicle at the front door (check out the pictures here).

We had a good range of vehicles from an electric skateboard through to a folding e-bike, to a Smart ForTwo, Nissan Leafs and a variety of Teslas.  We had hopes of seeing the elusive 2017 Chevy Bolts, the 2017 BMW I3 and the Fisker that have been seen running around in Calgary over the summer and welcoming the owners into the community; alas, the didn’t show.  I am undaunted however and will find them somewhere to get them included and to check out their very cool vehicles!

I have no idea how many people we talked to during the event, but by the end of the day neither Donna nor I had a voice left. When it all wrapped up, we were exhausted but overjoyed to have talked to so many people and answer so many questions.

I can’t wait for next year to do it all over again!

New Logo, Facebook Group And New Events Coming Up!

New Logo, Facebook Group And New Events Coming Up!

I am happy to announce that we have settled on a logo for the Website and for all of the Social Media!

We opted for a lightning bolt going through a yellowed Province of Alberta as a primary logo.  Our thought was that this shows electrification in Alberta and is an all-inclusive display of electric vehicles of all shapes and descriptions. Simple, clean and bold!

We are also happy to announce that we have a Facebook Group up for the EVAAB for general conversation, information and creating the social environment we hope to establish. Regardless if you have an electric vehicle now, are thinking about getting one in the future, or just trying to get information, jump in and get involved! We would love to have you!

We will be getting more social media connections and announcing them soon, so don’t feel left out if Facebook is not your thing.

You can also now follow us on Twitter @ev_evaab !

I am also happy to announce that I have just confirmed our involvement with the 2017 Pembina Climate Summit on Thursday September 28, 2017 and acting as a representative for the EVAA.

Image result for pembina climate summit 2017We will be not only attending the climate summit this year, but will also have our 2016 Nissan Leaf on display and answering questions on electric vehicles and electric vehicle ownership during the event breaks! If you are attending the event, please stop by and say “Hi”!

This year is the 3rd annual Alberta Climate Summit — the event for innovative thinking and knowledge sharing on energy and climate in Alberta. This year’s event will showcase the innovation and opportunities around clean energy that are already underway in Alberta.

The event will bring together 500+ thought leaders from industry, government, environmental NGOs, and community stakeholders to learn from success stories, identify opportunities and challenges, and explore solutions related to Alberta’s clean energy future.

This year, areas of focus will include energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology and innovation, methane control, climate finance, and Indigenous energy solutions. Read more about the sessions and focus areas here