Big Ideas for Our Energy Future Series

In March 2020, the Lab’s Managing Director, Alison Cretney, co-wrote an article with the EFL’s Founding Director, Chad Park. Titled Five Big Ideas for Alberta’s Economic Recovery, the article explored emerging opportunities for hydrogen, geothermal energy, lithium, bitumen beyond combustion, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The article was well received and in response, we hosted a series of virtual events featuring EFL Fellows with expertise in each of these fields. The series inspired cross-pollination between stakeholders shaping the energy system on the topic of how we can create the energy system the future requires of us while fuelling economic recovery in Alberta.

While there are many more “Big Ideas” shaping our energy future, The Big Ideas for Our Energy Future series offered a glimpse into some of the exciting and timely innovations being explored within the EFL network. 

Each of these interactive speaker sessions was recorded for later viewing, so we invite visitors to watch, share and comment on the videos below.

Energy Efficiency with Monica Curtis, CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy in Calgary’s New Economy with Calgary Economic Development

Workers in Transition with Lliam Hildebrand, Executive Director, Iron & Earth

Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage with Jaeson Cardiff, CEO of CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies

Inactive Wells with Marla Orenstein, Director, Natural Resources Centre at the Canada West Foundation, Keely Cameron, Lawyer, Bennett Jones, and Juli Rohl, Animator, Energy Futures Lab

Energy Transition and the Arts with Mark Hopkins, Artistic Director, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Truth & Reconciliation within Energy Development with Steve Saddleback, Director, National Energy Business Centre of Excellence, Indian Resource Council

E-Mobility with Megan Lohmann, Head of Community Energy Management, Community Energy Association

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