Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New journal article published

Profs. Ian Rowlands and Paul Parker – along with Faculty of Environment alum Tobi Reid (ERS ’13) – have just had an article published in the journal, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment.

Prof. Paul Parker will travel to China next week to share his expertise about growing the green economy with green energy.  Prof. Parker will focus on Ontario's experience of closing the coal plants and investing in renewable electricity, on retrofitting houses for efficiency and comfort gains, and on building low carbon subdivisions to test pathways to a low carbon future.

Today, Ian Rowlands, in collaboration with research partners at Carleton University, had an article published in Renewable Energy.  Entitled, 'Managing Solar-PV Variability With Geographical Dispersion:  An Ontario (Canada) Case-study', it examines the extent to which the broad distribution of solar-PV panels in Ontario might lead to better performance, on a variety of metrics.  The article can be found in Vol. 68, August 2014, pp. 171-180 or here.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Summer 2014 Job Opportunity

The Energy Hub Management System project ( is looking for a full-time Community Engagement Analyst (28 April 2014 to 22 August 2014).  This job opportunity is being concurrently offered through the University of Waterloo's co-operative education system and through this 'open posting'.  Full details may be found here.

Prof. Paul Parker recently returned from Oklahoma, where he gave a series of three lectures at the University of Oklahoma.  Two were for students taking a course on 'Sustainability and Global Environmental Change', and were entitled, 'Sustainability Macro Solutions:  Policies and Technology', and 'Sustainability Micro Solutions:  Information, Incentives and Action'. The other was a public lecture, entitled, 'How to Turn Sustainability Research into Practice:  Reducing Carbon in Electricity and Saving Water'.

Sustainable Energy Policy at the University of Waterloo has launched a twitter account.  @SEPuWaterloo is intended to be a means of communicating our research group's activities with like-minded individuals, both with uWaterloo and beyond; additionally, it will be a means of fostering increased communication and collaboration among our members.

All those interested are encouraged to follow us!