Energy Researchers Active This Spring

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Energy researchers from the Faculty of Environment were busy during the Spring 2015 ‘conference season’, disseminating results and networking with partners in Waterloo, across Ontario and Canada and around the world. Here are a few examples.

Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy Workshop

At the annual workshop of the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (Picton, ON, 27-29 April 2015), Master’s students from ERS and SEED took lead roles in presentations:

Gord Stephen (MES candidate, Environment and Resource Studies), ‘Working for socio-economic equity in Ontario’s emerging smart grid: Historical analogues and lessons from other jurisdictions’ (with Ian Rowlands)

Bronwyn Lazowski (MES candidate, Sustainability Management), ‘Stimulating residential electricity consumption shifts using smart grid tools’ (with Paul Parker and Ian Rowlands)

2015 Canadian Energy Summit

At the 2015 Canadian Energy Summit, hosted by the Energy Council of Canada (Toronto, ON, 26-28 May), four Faculty of Environment graduate students – in their roles as WISE Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellows – presented their work.

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2015 International Society for Industrial Economy Conference 

Edis Glogic – PhD student / cotutelle at University of Waterloo and University of Bordeaux – presented a poster entitled, ‘Circular economy and LCA analysis of recycling single-use consumer batteries’ at the 2015 International Society for Industrial Economy Conference (Guildford, UK, 7-10 July).  Prof. Steve Young also presented research on incorporating materials criticality into LCA (co-authored with colleagues at Bordeaux) and conflict minerals (co-authored with University of Waterloo Master’s students in Sustainability Management).

International Workshop on the Theories and Practices of Green Growth

Profs. Paul Parker, Ian Rowlands and Olaf Weber travelled to China, to make presentations at the International Workshop on the Theories and Practices of Green Growth (Dalian, 10-12 April).

Paul in China

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association

Prof. Ian Rowlands presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Ottawa, ON, 2-4 June).  His paper, entitled, The smart grid and low-income residential ratepayers: Emerging challenges and opportunities’, was co-authored with Gord Stephen.

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