WHAT IS THE ENERGY FUTURES LAB?


Fellowship

Inspire about 60-strong cohort of emerging leaders to build trust and knowledge, share lessons, and take collective action.

Organizational
Engagement

Share lessons and knowledge among participating organizations and their stakeholders.

Public
Engagement

Spark a new energy future narrative that inspires dialogue on key issues and challenges.

AATIF BASKANDERI

Director, Startup Edmonton

Our energy future requires empathetic connections to work together to solve issues for all of us.”

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An Open Letter to the EFL Community

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Dear Energy Futures Lab Fellows, Partners & Steering Committee Members,

Recent events demonstrate the importance of acknowledging and actively addressing systemic racism. Knowing these traumas are a part of Canada’s social fabric, we invite our community to lean collectively into this grief, discomfort, and moment of witness. We encourage you to reflect on the importance of being open to new ways of being, thinking, and doing. 

Chad Park reflects on his time with the EFL

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In August of 2018 I had the good fortune to spend two weeks at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity for a Summer Writers Retreat. My project for that time was to write about the Energy Futures Lab. It was an intimidating program in the sense that I was there with people who were actual writers. I was one of only two non-fiction writers amidst a group of almost 20 very talented storytellers.

Virtual Conference: Five Big Ideas for Alberta’s Economic Recovery

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“We can’t forecast our way to the future that we want, we really need to begin with the end in mind.”

Navigating Tensions at the EFL

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There’s never a bad time for the Energy Futures Lab to meet, but the gathering in February in Cochrane was particularly timely. In the wake of Teck Resources’s decision not to proceed with its Frontier Oil Sands project, and in the shadow of both a national conversation over Coastal GasLink and Indigenous rights and a growing provincial one about the merits of separation from Canada, the time was right to ask some tough questions.

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