Co-Chairs: Michael Ross (Yukon University)

Alexandra Mallet (Carleton University)

 

Energy poses a significant challenge and opportunity in the north. Energy projects hold potential to significant self-resilience in community development through economic opportunities; examples of this can be seen through integrating renewable generation or partnering with mining and oil/gas extraction. A better quality of life for northerners can be achieved through a sustainable supply of energy through renewables, local as well as appropriate usage through building science and efficiency. This session addresses ideas, experience, barriers, policy, lessons learned, and success stories in the development of energy projects through both the supply and demand sides.  All lenses of social, technical, economic, environmental, and/or policy dimensions of energy projects and transitions in the north will be addressed.