The energy transition requires more than just technological advancement. It involves a multi-faceted approach that recognizes the complexities and interconnectedness between our social systems and our energy system.
To better understand these connections, innovators and influencers from across Alberta join the Energy Futures Lab as Fellows and Partners to collectively address current and future energy challenges.
As a trusted convenor, connector, storyteller and catalyzer of innovative energy system initiatives and solutions, the Energy Futures Lab supports change-makers as they collaboratively explore the following question:
How can we leverage Canada’s assets and innovation capacity to accelerate an inclusive and equitable transition to a prosperous net-zero future?
Let us approach our shared challenge with boldness and curiosity, let us acknowledge that our actions have consequences today and in the future, and most importantly, let us leave no one behind.
We focus our attention and resources on complex challenges that require collaboration and innovation beyond the constraints of single organizations, disciplines, and perspectives. We currently have four active Innovation Challenges:
The Grid Sandbox seeks to identify new ways for utilities and consumers to gather better data in a way that supports a clean, affordable and distributed electric energy system.
Canada can capture significant value along the entire electric vehicle supply chain. The Energy Futures Lab’s contribution to an emerging battery metals sector speaks to the power of collaboration and social innovation.
Youth perspectives in the energy transition are much needed, and can reinvigorate energy leaders. Hear about the 2022 Youth Innovation Jam event from a participant perspective and why it was so meaningful.
How can Alberta’s economy continue to attract investment in a net-zero future?
Recognizing the various lenses through which concepts of an energy transition may be viewed and experienced will be crucial in identifying priority areas, unforeseen implications and avoid unintended consequences.