WGSI - Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

Waterloo Global Science Initiative Equinox Summit: Energy 2030.


Monday Jun 06, 2011

Energy transitions: a future without fossil energies is desirable,
and it is eventually inevitable, but the road from today's
overwhelmingly fossil-fueled civilization to a new global energy system
based on efficient conversions of renewable flows will be neither fast
nor cheap.
Distinguished Professor and author Vaclav Smil explores technological
transitions of past, present and future that are critical for
understanding how to shift to a low carbon future.


Monday Jun 06, 2011

This plenary session examines today’s emerging energy technologies as
well as the challenges associated with meeting global demand as we move
toward an increasingly electrified energy system. Speakers include: Jay
Apt, Yacine Kadi, Craig Dunn, and Greg Naterer


Sunday Jun 05, 2011

If we are to advance technological systems for a low carbon and
electrified future, how do we measure progress? Through animated videos
and a panel discussion with energy experts, this kick-off session
introduces some of the technological challenges and implementation
hurdles to be overcome if we are to meet our future electricity needs.
Speakers include:Barry Brook, Walt Patterson, Jatin Nathwani, and Robin Batterham


Sunday Jun 05, 2011

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of
Canada, officially launches the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 with a
challenge for Summit participants, as well as those across the globe, to
inspire innovation through intense collaboration and explore tools and
strategies to lessen our impact on the Earth.