How will new energy technologies reshape our world?

Exploring the impacts of energy systems upon our society...

Across the ‘system’ of human society, the adoption of future energy systems will have lasting social, economic, and environmental impacts. Projects within these themes will use a variety of social science and engineering techniques to examine possible benefits and disadvantages to various energy approaches. The viability and impact of technologies developed as part of the Future Energy Systems research program will also be analyzed within the system-wide theme.

Themes

Communities and Aboriginal

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Energy Humanities

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System-Wide

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Projects

Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Transition Towards Future Energy Systems

System-Wide

Assessing Political Pathways for Energy Transition

System-Wide

Assessments of Technologies Developed under Future Energy Systems

System-Wide

Development and Application of GCAM-­Canada Model for Future Energy Scenario Analysis

System-Wide

Development of a Distributed Energy Management Initiative (DEMI)

System-Wide

Energy, housing and homelessness nexus in northern Indigenous communities in Canada

Communities and Aboriginal

Existing capacity and best practices for the integration of future energy systems into Canadian cities and First Nations Communities

Communities and Aboriginal

Future Energy Systems: Documentary & Intermedia

Energy Humanities

Integrated Assessment of Environmental Footprints for Energy Scenarios

System-Wide

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy System Transitions

System-Wide

Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Energy Transitions

Communities and Aboriginal

Moving Forward by Overcoming the Legacies of Past Energy Systems Project

Communities and Aboriginal

NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Chair Program in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering

System-Wide

Social Implications of Energy Development

Communities and Aboriginal

Speculative Energy Futures

Energy Humanities

The Future of Energy and What It Means for Labor Markets

System-Wide

Transition in Energy, Culture and Society (TECS)

Energy Humanities

Wind Energy in the Beaufort Delta - Inuvik

Communities and Aboriginal

System Wide Enablers News

We can't afford to forget the north

We can't afford to forget the north

By: Catherine Tays

Aug 20, 2020

Finding common ground on climate change

Finding common ground on climate change

By: Kenneth Tam, Catherine Tays

Jul 27, 2020

In the age of COVID-19, can Alberta transition to a more sustainable economy?

In the age of COVID-19, can Alberta transition to a more sustainable economy?

By: Jenna Bell, University of Alberta - Sustainability

Jul 24, 2020

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Researchers on System Wide Enablers

Over seven years, Future Energy Systems plans to support more than 100 researchers and up to 1,000 Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. To learn more about our researchers, visit the Researcher Directory.

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