The Grid Sandbox seeks to identify new ways for utilities and consumers to gather better data in a way that supports a clean, affordable and distributed electric energy system.
Canada can capture significant value along the entire electric vehicle supply chain. The Energy Futures Lab’s contribution to an emerging battery metals sector speaks to the power of collaboration and social innovation.
Youth perspectives in the energy transition are much needed, and can reinvigorate energy leaders. Hear about the 2022 Youth Innovation Jam event from a participant perspective and why it was so meaningful.
Working with what we have got: Why economic clusters are a useful frame for thinking about Alberta’s energy transition
How can Alberta’s economy continue to attract investment in a net-zero future?
Innovators. Entrepreneurial. Ambitious. This is how Albertans have long described themselves, a story often centred around our successful development of the oil sands, Alberta’s most consequential bet.
To carve out a successful path using policy, we try to imagine and understand what pitfalls and opportunities might be just over the horizon.
This post is part 3 of 3 exploring sustainable finance, bringing together the perspectives of three of our Core Working Group members: Patrycja Drainville, Chad Park, and Jamie Bonham.
Transition is a sticky word for a lot of people. Add “net-zero” or “pipeline” to the mix and you might even spark a wave of public passion. But emotions are always anchored in something and those relating to Alberta’s energy transition carry no exception.
This post is part 2 of 3 exploring sustainable finance, bringing together the perspectives of three of our Core Working Group members: Patrycja Drainville (Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Scotiabank), Chad Park (Vice President, Sustainability & Citizenship, The Cooperators), and Jamie Bonham (Director of Corporate Engagement, NEI Investments)
Capital Concerns: Why big business is driving the shift towards lower-carbon capitalism (and why Alberta can be a part of it)
If there was ever any doubt that net-zero finance was the way of the future, former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor Mark Carney cleared it up in a March 29th tweet. “Huge announcement today that the core of the global asset management industry, managing over $32 trillion in assets, is committing to addressing climate change [and] delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement.” When you start talking about that many trillions of dollars, even the most ardent skeptic is forced to sit up and start listening.