Collaboratively addressing complex energy challenges

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, Ambassadors and Partners to collectively address current and future energy challenges.

Role and Value of the Energy Futures Lab

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.

Innovation Challenges

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:

Our Recent Blog Posts

The Natural Step Canada gets a New Name, New Look

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Building on three decades of impact and growth, The Natural Step Canada, the parent organization of the Energy Futures Lab, is rebranding with a new name, new look, and new…

Announcing the Energy Futures Lab’s Strategic Shift

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Dear Lab Community, Over the past nine years the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) has been hosting innovation processes and supporting collaborative solutions to create the energy system the future requires…

Impact: Innisfail Energy Futures Roadshow Cultivates Community Conversations on Energy

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Energy can be polarizing. But for Innisfail, the Roadshow brought people together to discuss the challenges they are facing and their hopes for the future. In coming together, people were able to create solutions for the community’s future.

As the World Races to Lower Emissions, Budget 2023 Leans into Keeping Canada’s Energy Sector Competitive

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Budget 2023 offered a much-needed response to legislation in both the US and Europe. In this blog we breakdown the what it means for Alberta and opportunities at hand.

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Sura Abdul-Razzak

Sr Regulatory Analyst, Alberta Utilities Commission

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.