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Alison Cretney: Why is the Energy Futures Lab Going to Fort McMurray?

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Can we credibly explore the energy transition in Alberta and not visit Fort McMurray? Next month the EFL Fellows are coming together for their third in-person workshop. This time they are setting aside their busy schedules and journeying to the city that in many ways is a ground zero for the big issues and debates about the province’s energy future.

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Meeting in the Radical Middle: Shaping a New Energy Futures Narrative

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The Energy Futures Lab’s Strategic Communications Director, Delyse Sylvester introduces the Lab’s public engagement strategy. Most system change processes focus almost exclusively on technological innovation and large-scale policy shifts to integrate and scale the innovations. The EFL recognizes that engaged citizens co-create a receptive culture, and that this is essential to the long-term success of new innovations.

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Steve Williams: Mapping the Alberta Energy System

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The Energy Futures Lab is all about transitioning Alberta’s energy system for a sustainable future. But what do we mean by the “energy system” exactly? Are we talking about oil and gas or renewables or both? What about the electricity generation and transmission infrastructure? All of those are part of the system. But those are talking about physical things, raw materials and their transportation. What about how we actually use energy?

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