2016 was a year of change and new realities. It ended with national and international developments that will impact Alberta’s energy system for years to come.
On December 5, 2016, approximately 170 people braved the cold to talk about the future of energy in Alberta at the University of Calgary’s downtown campus.Dr. David Layzell, Energy Futures Lab (EFL) Steering Committee Member and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) project, argued that energy system transition is the “grand challenge for our society.”
Building systems that are fit for the future means beginning with the end in mind and working together with unlikely allies. Our greatest challenges can only be addressed if we learn to do so.
In the last installment of her three-part blog series, Donna Kennedy-Glans provides practical advice on how to begin the sustainability planning discussion in your organization, with your stakeholder communities and with the critics.
In Part Two of this three-part blog series, Donna Kennedy-Glans introduces the “Sustainability Scorecard” and “Measure of Integrity” tools.
In this three-part blog series, Donna Kennedy-Glans provides practical advice on how to begin the sustainability planning discussion in your organization, with your stakeholder communities and with the critics.
Our guest blogger, Marteen Robben, a partner at Fresh Forces talks about how gamification can be applied to the energy system challenge.
Our Energy Futures Lab Fellows, Convenors, Steering Committee, Advisory Council, Sponsoring Partners and The Natural Step team have deep roots in Alberta.
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?
The Energy Futures Lab is very pleased to announce the support of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF). AREF’s Board of Governors has approved a grant of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) to foster community engagement with a focus on energy literacy across Alberta.