AE4H Newsfeed

Archives for May 2016 « Recent Articles

Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

Currently, there is no business case for renewable energy investments in arctic communities. Without a proper business case, renewable energy in Canada’s north is unlikely to grow beyond pilot projects to mass market technology. As part of this project, WWF has convened a group of technical, financial and legal experts to make a bankable and self-sustaining business case for renewable energy investments in northern communities and to help WWF to select 3 candidate communities for this pilot project.
The next five years will include many technical and social challenges, but the benefits of shifting away from a reliance on diesel are far greater. By showing the world that remote communities in Canada’s Arctic can overcome their dependence on diesel fuel, deal with local environmental impacts, lower prices for people and create better places to live, we will show how renewable energy can contribute to sustainability in northern Canadian communities and a cleaner Arctic environment.

Expert Committee Members
- Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)
- Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLB
- Tugliq Energy Co.
- Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA)
- Alaska Centre for Energy and Power (ACEP)
- Pembina Institute


Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

The 20/20 Catalysts Program is an interactive three-month program that connects First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Catalysts to a network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Clean Energy Project Mentors and Coaching Specialists involved in clean energy project development – including: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal (both on and off-grid).

Catalysts will learn from Program Mentors, Coaches and each other by sharing experiences and lessons learned from past projects. Ultimately, Catalysts will walk away from the Program with the skills, tools, and resources to maximize the social and economic benefits their community gains through participation in clean energy projects.


Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

Discourse Media is an independent media company that tackles complex global issues through collaborative, inclusive and impactful journalism. Power Struggle seeks to explore the issues of energy poverty around the world and emerging solutions that take climate change into consideration.


Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

Thanks to a partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute, the OpenAccess Energy Summit has now released a Communiqué with recommendations from the Summit, highlighting 8 strategies for action.


Photo of Jessica StricklerOffline

In collaboration with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative and the University of Waterloo, this short video provides an insightful commentary on the issue of global energy access and how AE4H brings together scientists, technology developers and others who are committed to this issue.



Viewed 40,158 times