News & Updateshttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdatesWaterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy30 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_dordiA comprehensive analysis of a power-to-gas energy storage unit utilizing captured carbon dioxide as a raw material in large-scale power planthttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/a_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="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113613">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 -0500https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/a_comprehensive_analysis_of_a_power_to_gas_energy_storage_unit_utilizing_captured_carbon_dioxide_as_a_raw_material_in_large_scale_power_plantCBC Radio's The House: Bracing for a second wave Social Sharinghttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/cbc_radios_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 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/cbc_radios_the_house_bracing_for_a_second_wave_social_sharingUW researcher weighs in on 5G phones and networkshttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/uw_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 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/uw_researcher_weighs_in_on_5g_phones_and_networksThe New Reality: Will COVID-19 help flatten the curve on climate change?https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_new_reality_will_covid_19_help_flatten_the_curve_on_climate_change<div><article> <p>The original article can be found <a href="https://globalnews.ca/news/7062722/the-new-reality-coronavirus-climate-change/?fbclid=IwAR2AcEP73YQEwPOzxd5csMo_b_34jpC51Suf8v-FJMmLRBTizYZ4irBca_I">here</a></p><p>Paul Koch woke up one morning last month and peered out his kitchen window to find a trespasser taking a dip in their backyard pool.</p><p>“I called my wife and said, there’s a moose in the pool!”</p><p>Koch said the 800 lbs female swam a few laps and then stood calmly in the shallow end for several hours. He called…</p></article></div>Jessica StricklerMon, 15 Jun 2020 18:22:54 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_new_reality_will_covid_19_help_flatten_the_curve_on_climate_changeThe Post-COVID-19 Economy: Financing Canada’s Leadership in Sustainable Energyhttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_post_covid_19_economy_financing_canadas_leadership_in_sustainable_energy<div><p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin-top:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;line-height:115%;background:white;'><a href="https://www.balsillieschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Balsillie-Paper-Nathwani-Ramasra.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Post-COVID-19 Economy: Financing Canada’s Leadership in Sustainable Energy</a></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin-top:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;line-height:115%;background:white;'><span style='font-size:12px;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;'>The current federal government returned to deficit spending while the economy was still expanding, which reduced the available fiscal capacity when the COVID-19 pandemic began. With interest rates already near historic lows, current monetary capacity to stimulate the…</span></p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyThu, 07 May 2020 15:51:18 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/the_post_covid_19_economy_financing_canadas_leadership_in_sustainable_energyOil and Natural Gas in Canada in the Time of Covid-19https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/oil_and_natural_gas_in_canada_in_the_time_of_covid_19<div><p><br>The combination of the Coronavirus shutdown and the KSA’s (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) attempted punishment of Russia’s oil producers and America’s shale oil frackers has shocked the Canadian oil industry profoundly. Price collapse happened in a few weeks, and no producers in Canada are profitable at the prevalent prices in the third week of April,…</p></div>Jessica StricklerThu, 30 Apr 2020 11:58:48 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/oil_and_natural_gas_in_canada_in_the_time_of_covid_19Q and A with the experts: the oil and gas industry during the pandemichttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/q_and_a_with_the_experts_the_oil_and_gas_industry_during_the_pandemic<div><blockquote type="cite"> <div dir="ltr"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" bgcolor="#fff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <blockquote type="cite"> <div dir="ltr"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" bgcolor="#fff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h2>THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020</h2> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><br></p><p><img src="https://meltwater-apps-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/images/575177cb18844e4839553b03/blobid0_1587580638385.jpg" width="267" height="267" class="fr-fil fr-dib"></p><p><em>To see Professor Nathwani answering, click <a href="http://link.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com/ls/click?upn=H6t332nn2S4MqyDj2bxw6TNCZeIYfimwEXk8Dphng-2B-2Bs4b3DR1s5gpGiR9tLvqByCSnBZkzlAoPEwjp8PIMIq7nWoGj7KByyzVFkQrMjyI0-3DFpff_6XebEvF1cr0fK-2BoYPV3SEWISjgqNXnSiuz9WEvUDtEp0Fp4V80tXHgYstAEy5v4S-2FiIGOGnnAzO3yVQYb0oIpzhnFl63-2BeNZqw2Z2KOyno-2BW9MLVTtM4vI7bVmgdy2x5Yy-2FnkRBz7SpbBBjorqxAaPF6HPuHc-2FRmOj3TvUtzzfwbJKDRZkl0d-2FdPIT7M3SHhjcV38dgoxgX68OQMSNgXqZXguHR533MA-2B-2B1H13thaerTpWVOUrDFTpx6n7MOEWT9FWxYIbrj1fOhOSqR8bAgdGcwNBDGojxLtI2W8qDCunAm121YtXsZG1j52tpItG3FebElADrqDpc4liiRZ9PpOf4w1sf9Gyb39gM616fGhCKTTzE-2BYrmWFYwuWZF-2Bu5RF2bBFaFOu55pkF0DxhtRbg6PU9ZVJhpRvAeyjWAnCxjo-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p><strong>What is happening in the global energy market? Why are we seeing oil prices below $0 per barrel?</strong></p><p>Global energy markets are in turmoil for two reasons: a dramatic drop in demand because large parts…</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></blockquote></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></blockquote></div>Jessica StricklerSat, 25 Apr 2020 17:16:33 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/q_and_a_with_the_experts_the_oil_and_gas_industry_during_the_pandemicCOVID-19 Crisis Offers Hope for a Clean Energy Transitionhttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/covid_19_crisis_offers_hope_for_a_clean_energy_transition<div><p><br></p><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/jzCQEIrqUQ/thumbnails/jatin01.png?width=300" style="height: auto;" alt="jatin01" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="jzCQEIrqUQ"></p><p><br></p><p>WATERLOO, ONT.—Although the final pages on the unfolding human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic have yet to be written, the ‘tsunami-scale’ of economic disruption has led to responses by the federal and provincial governments that the most acclaimed of futurists could not have predicted even six weeks ago. If the adage, ‘Do not let a good crisis…</p></div>Jessica StricklerMon, 20 Apr 2020 12:36:47 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/covid_19_crisis_offers_hope_for_a_clean_energy_transitionOPINION | Bailout for the oil and gas sector? Time for Alberta to pivot to the futurehttps://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/bailout_for_the_oil_and_gas_sector_time_for_alberta_to_pivot_to_the_future<div><p>The COVID-19 pandemic has arrived in our midst. This is a historic opportunity for the oil and gas sector to transition to a low carbon energy economy. </p><p><a href="https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/download/documents/jatin-nathwani/jnnewspapermagazine/hilltoptimes_bailout_for_the_oil_and_gas_sector_march_30_2020pdf?attachment=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Download the article</a>.</p><p>Prof. Nathwani is the Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of WISE</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyMon, 30 Mar 2020 16:37:20 -0400https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/news1/newsupdates/bailout_for_the_oil_and_gas_sector_time_for_alberta_to_pivot_to_the_future