News & Updateshttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdatesWaterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyCo-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) Employer Impact Award 2020https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/co_operative_and_experiential_education_cee_employer_impact_award_2020<div><p>WISE is the recipient of the 2020 Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) Employer Impact Award for Impact in Sustainability. The organization has also been named an honorable mention in the Impact in International Excellence Award category. At WISE, Waterloo students either work with the organization or with its international partners in…</p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 09 Dec 2021 12:03:45 -0500https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/co_operative_and_experiential_education_cee_employer_impact_award_2020OPINION | A non-partisan commission is what Canada needs to address the emerging national challenges presented by climate changehttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/opinion__a_non_partisan_commission_is_what_canada_needs_to_address_the_emerging_national_challenges_presented_by_climate_change<div><p style="text-align: left;">Conclusions emerging from the UN climate conference in Glasgow are stark, clear, and compelling – alarm bells are ringing, red flags are up, and the tide is going out. Moving away from the use of fossil fuels will now become the dominant narrative of a fundamental economic transformation.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-a-non-partisan-commission-is-what-canada-needs-to-address-the-emerging/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: rgb(41, 105, 176);">READ THE FULL ARTICLE</span></strong></a></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Read the Original article</span> <a href="https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/download/documents/events/public/opinion_a_non_partisan_commission_is_what_canada_needs_to_address_the_emerging_national_challenges_presented_by_climate_change_the_globe_and_mailpdf;v1?attachment=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a><span style="color: rgb(41, 105, 176);"><a href="https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/download/documents/events/public/opinion_a_non_partisan_commission_is_what_canada_needs_to_address_the_emerging_national_challenges_presented_by_climate_change_the_globe_and_mailpdf;v1?attachment=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong><u><span style="font-size: 14px;">here</span></u></strong></a></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</span></p></div>Sana SadiqTue, 30 Nov 2021 12:59:48 -0500https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/opinion__a_non_partisan_commission_is_what_canada_needs_to_address_the_emerging_national_challenges_presented_by_climate_changeThe silent strength of Indigenous renewable energy micro-gridshttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_silent_strength_of_indigenous_renewable_energy_micro_grids<div><p><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">The silent strength of Indigenous renewable energy micro-grids</span></strong></p><p>For the first time since the 1970s, silence descended on the tiny, isolated village of Old Crow in Canada’s Arctic in August. For generations, the community of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in the Yukon, about 100 kilometers east of the Alaskan border, had suffered the incessant…</p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 18 Nov 2021 16:59:29 -0500https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_silent_strength_of_indigenous_renewable_energy_micro_gridsHow climate change can create jobs in the MENA regionhttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/how_climate_change_can_create_jobs_in_the_mena_region<div><p><br></p><p><strong>How climate change can create jobs in the MENA region</strong></p><p>In the past weeks, the world has witnessed disastrous extreme weather events that have cost the lives of thousands of people and billions of dollars in damages (deadly floods in Asia - China and India - and Europe – Belgium and Germany. And deadly heatwaves in British Columbia, Canada).…</p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 26 Aug 2021 12:57:07 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/how_climate_change_can_create_jobs_in_the_mena_regionWhat Is Geothermal Power Generation?https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/what_is_geothermal_power_generation<div><p><strong><img src="/.api2/binaries/oj3SWVsP8S/thumbnails/img.jpg?width=300" style="width: 300px; height: auto;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-key="oj3SWVsP8S" data-contentlength="149320" data-contenttype="image/jpeg" data-binarylocation="/.api2/binaries/oj3SWVsP8S/download/img.jpg" data-thumbnaillocation="/.api2/binaries/oj3SWVsP8S/thumbnails/img.jpg" data-name="img.jpg" data-isprofilephoto="false" data-ig-embed-key="oj3SWVsP8S"></strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p> <strong>What Is Geothermal Power Generation?</strong> <p>Geothermal energy takes advantage of the heat under your feet in order to charge your devices and keep your home toasty in colder months. But given the relative lack of attention the energy source receives compared to other generation resources, let's examine the basics. Geothermal power generation is a…</p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 05 Aug 2021 14:00:33 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/what_is_geothermal_power_generationElectric vehicle routing with charging/discharging under time-variant electricity priceshttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/electric_vehicle_routing_with_chargingdischarging_under_time_variant_electricity_prices<div><p style="text-align: left;">The integration of electric vehicles (EVs) with the energy grid has become an important area of research due to the increasing EV penetration in today’s transportation systems. Under appropriate management of EV charging and discharging, the grid can currently satisfy the energy requirements of a considerable number of EVs. Furthermore, EVs can…</p></div>Sana SadiqWed, 28 Jul 2021 14:04:01 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/electric_vehicle_routing_with_chargingdischarging_under_time_variant_electricity_pricesBalancing Health, Economy and Climate Risk in a Multi-Crisishttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/balancing_health_economy_and_climate_risk_in_a_multi_crisis<div><p>The original article can be found <a href="https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/14/4067/htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In the presence of a global pandemic (COVID-19), the relentless pressure on global decision-makers is to ensure a balancing of health (reduce mortality impacts), economic goals (income for livelihood sustenance), and environmental sustainability (stabilize GHG emissions long term). The global energy supply…</p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 08 Jul 2021 13:09:22 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/balancing_health_economy_and_climate_risk_in_a_multi_crisisOPINION | Is Ontario protecting the integrity of its electricity supply?https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/is_ontario_protecting_the_integrity_of_its_electricity_supply<div><p>Demand-response options have proven to be among the lowest cost ways to meet our peak electricity needs. Turning down power at key moments is much more cost-effective then building fossil-fuel power plants and costly transmission lines to meet short-term requirements. </p><p><a href="https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/06/28/is-ontarios-protecting-the-integrity-of-its-electricity-supply.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Download the article</a></p><p><em>Prof. Nathwani is a Fellow at the Balsillie School of…</em></p></div>Sana SadiqThu, 08 Jul 2021 12:44:40 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/is_ontario_protecting_the_integrity_of_its_electricity_supplyGoing Global 2021https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/going_global_2021<div><p style="text-align: left;">Higher education institutions such as the University of Waterloo are filled with bright students learning skills to shape the world, researchers pushing the boundaries of current knowledge systems, and partnerships that catalyze collaboration and impact. This mix is a perfect ecosystem for developing knowledge and actions that promote positive…</p></div>Sana SadiqTue, 22 Jun 2021 13:51:27 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/going_global_202130 Under 30 Sustainability Award - Truzaar Dordihttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/30_under_30_sustainability_award_truzaar_dordi<div><p>Truzaar Dordi (PhD Candidate, Climate Finance, University of Waterloo) is selected to be featured as one of this year's top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders by Corporate Knights! His research focuses on pathways for low-carbon transition through social and financial movements. He is also a recipient of the Energy Policy Research Fellowship with…</p></div>Sana SadiqMon, 09 Nov 2020 12:46:01 -0500https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/30_under_30_sustainability_award_truzaar_dordi