April 2018

AGM and Keynote Presentation: The Paradox of Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: SW03 - 1750 - BCIT School of Energy, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Andrew Nikiforuk,
Canadian Author and Journalist
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Division Member Price: Free

Non-Division Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00
Contact: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division
Email: [email protected]
Note: This event will also be webcast.
Please join the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division for their Annual General Meeting. This event will feature Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Slick Water, as the keynote speaker. As part of the AGM, the Division will review the past year and conduct an election for a new executive team. There will be an opportunity to network with members at this event.

Keynote Presentation

The Paradox of Energy Efficiency

For years now experts have advocated more energy efficiency as the key to all of our energy problems. Whenever something tends to become more cheap and convenient, humans tend to consume more not less. As a result energy efficiency has allowed energy consumption to rise around the world. Tales from Iceland’s energy woes to the paradox of LED lights tells a dramatic story that points towards a radical solution: sustained reductions in energy usage overtime. The science says that it just might make us happier beings.

About the Presenter

Andrew Nikiforuk writes for the Tyee and other publications and is the author of "Slick Water", which won the 2016 US Science In Society Journalism Award.

Annual General Meeting

There will be 5 open positions on the executive team this year and we are currently accepting nominations. The executive team consists of: Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair, Treasurer, Communications, Secretary, and 3 Members-at-Large. If you are interested in a particular position or are open to taking on an unfilled role, please forward your name, nominations, questions, and comments to [email protected].


The event will be located in Room 1750 of the Southwest Quadrant of the BCIT Burnaby Campus (SW03).

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