What’s percolating for Alberta’s energy future? It is time for Alberta to learn what the Energy Futures Lab Fellowship has been up to, and attendees of the Innovating Alberta’s Energy Future Showcase on April 19 in Calgary are not going to be disappointed.
Since its inception in 2015, the Energy Futures Lab has had a primary focus on the development of the Fellowship and the co-creation of collaborative initiatives in the Innovation Pathways.
The year started off on a high note at the Energy Futures Lab (EFL). On February 1 & 2, EFL Fellows reconnected in Red Deer for a 1.5-day workshop. This workshop was an opportunity for current and new Fellows to meet for the first time. It was also a timely occasion to collectively evaluate changes in the energy system, to review cultural shifts in the surrounding environment and to further advance Fellow-driven initiatives.
As a fourth generation Albertan and Manager of CSR & Sustainability at Enbridge, Energy Futures Lab Fellow MaryAnn Kenney has a deep understanding of the energy system here and respects “everything that the individuals and companies have built to create the current energy system.”
Energy Futures Lab Fellow Megan Zimmerman and Barend Dronkers from the Pembina Institute recap last month’s Calgary community energy workshop. A group of diverse stakeholders came together to discuss opportunities and best practices in Alberta for local energy development and ownership.
Chair of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association and Energy Futures Lab Fellow Alison Thompson discusses the opportunities ahead as Alberta looks to create a new, innovative and diversified energy system.
Energy Futures Lab Fellow, Aproov Sinha discusses opportunities for Alberta to pursue a modern, energy future. Aproov Sinha is the founder of Carbon Upcycling Technologies and the Research Manager at zEroCor Tubulars Inc.
Energy Futures Lab Fellow, John Zhou discusses opportunities for Alberta to decarbonize its energy system to ensure its resiliency and sustainability into the future. John Zhou is the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Director of Water and Environmental Management at Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) where he focuses on the energy-water nexus and GHG management.