News & Updates Institute for Sustainable EnergyHow 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 -0400 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 -0400 vehicle routing with charging/discharging 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 -0400 Health, Economy and Climate Risk in a Multi-Crisis<div><p>The original article can be found <a href="" 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 -0400 | 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="" 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 -0400 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 -0400 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 -0500 comprehensive analysis of a power-to-gas energy storage unit utilizing captured carbon dioxide as a raw material in large-scale power plant<div><p>The original article can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p><p>The global destructive effects of carbon dioxide emissions and the importance of energy storage for grid stability and peak shaving applications are in deep concern. In this regard, this paper investigates the recycling of carbon dioxide from gas-fired power plant emissions into synthetic natural gas based on…</p></div>Sana SadiqMon, 09 Nov 2020 12:09:19 -0500 Radio's The House: Bracing for a second wave Social Sharing<div><p><span>On this week's show: Three Green leadership candidates outline their plans for the party and two experts debate the merits of nuclear energy. One of them is Dr. Jatin Nathwani. He is the Executive Director of WISE and Professor at the Department of Management Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering of University of Waterloo. Dr. Nathwani…</span></p></div>Sana SadiqMon, 28 Sep 2020 11:03:10 -0400 researcher weighs in on 5G phones and networks<div><p>Amid much fanfare, Canada's Big 3 telecom companies introduced fifth-generation networks in major cities earlier this year and a few smartphones with 5G capabilities are now available for sale.</p><p>Yet after years of promises about next-generation wireless powering self-driving cars and robotic surgery, it's still unclear exactly what the newly…</p></div>Jessica StricklerMon, 27 Jul 2020 13:20:16 -0400