News & Updates Institute for Sustainable EnergyWISE Member & UW engineering professor Keith Hipel wins prestigious Killam Prize<div><p>An engineering professor at the University of Waterloo with a lifelong interest in environmental protection has won a prestigious national award for scholars.</p><p>Keith Hipel, a professor of systems design engineering who earned his three degrees as a student at Waterloo, was named today as one of five winners of <a href="">2019 Killam Prizes </a>through the Canada…</p></div>Jessica StricklerThu, 25 Apr 2019 10:20:31 -0400 Home Technology Needs Smart Energy Users<div><p>Waterloo researcher is helping families adopt smart technology and smart practices for sustainable living</p><p>By Sam Toman, University Relations<br><br>Originally posted here: <a href=""></a> </p> <hr> <p>The key to any healthy relationship is communication. The same can be said about our relationship to home…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyWed, 24 Apr 2019 13:43:27 -0400 opportunity cost model to find near equilibrium electricity prices under non-convexities<div><p>Authors:<br><br>Hassan Shavandia, Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran,<br><strong>Mehrdad Pirnia</strong>, WISE Member/Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada<br>J. David Fuller, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada</p><p><br>Abstract:<br><br>This paper finds near equilibrium…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyFri, 12 Apr 2019 12:37:01 -0400 Erie Connector will connect Ontario to the world's largest electricity market, saving Ontario's electricity customers more than $100 million per year<div><p>NEWS PROVIDED BY<br><a href=""><strong>ITC Holdings Corp. </strong></a><br><strong>CISION PR Newswire</strong><br>Apr 10, 2019, 06:30 ET</p><p>TORONTO, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. ("ITC"), a Fortis company, today issued its support of the Independent Electricity System Operator's ("IESO") recently announced planned changes to the structure of its electricity auctions.  </p> <hr> <p><br>ITC's proposed Lake…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyWed, 10 Apr 2019 09:08:50 -0400 Research Collaboration: Quantifying security and resilience of Chinese coastal urban ecosystems<div><h2><a href="" title="Go to Science of The Total Environment on ScienceDirect">Science of The Total Environment</a></h2> <p>Available online 24 March 2019<a href=""></a><br><a href="">In Press, Accepted Manuscript</a></p> <h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The emerging threat to the coastal <a href="" title="Learn more about Urban Ecosystem">urban ecosystems</a> from increased intensity and frequency of weather events is a compelling reason for improving our understanding of the integrity of the existing ecosystem. Resilience of an ecosystem is a…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyThu, 04 Apr 2019 15:12:51 -0400 your carbon foot print in 5 minutes with Project Neutral!<div><table class="fr-no-borders" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 33.3718%;"><a href=""><img src="/.api2/binaries/6o6i5PI33f/thumbnails/measure.png?width=300" style="width: 300px;" alt="measure.png" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="6o6i5PI33f" data-src="/.api2/binaries/6o6i5PI33f/thumbnails/measure.png?width=300"></a></td> <td style="width: 33.2564%; vertical-align: top;"><a href=""></a></td> <td style="width: 33.3333%; vertical-align: top;"><a href=""></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h1>Your climate impact</h1> <p>We know it's confusing trying to envision what climate impact means to each of us. When you estimate your climate impact (or carbon "footprint") with Project Neutral, you'll learn how many tonnes of climate pollution come from your household activity. But what does that really mean in terms of your impact on…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyMon, 25 Mar 2019 13:51:21 -0400 & Quarks: Do wind turbine farms have an effect on climate?<div><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/5WzHqwtVcK/thumbnails/wind.jpg?width=300" style="width: 900px;" alt="wind.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="5WzHqwtVcK" data-src="/.api2/binaries/5WzHqwtVcK/thumbnails/wind.jpg?width=300"></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><em>View of a windmill farm in La Ventosa, Juchitan community, Oaxaca State, Mexico. (PATRICIA CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)</em></p><p>This weeks question comes from David Burtt in North Gower, Ottawa. David asks:</p><p><strong><em>I am curious to know the effects on climate that may be caused by the very large wind turbine farms. The turbines are obviously absorbing energy from…</em></strong></p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyMon, 18 Mar 2019 10:53:43 -0400, Jobs and the Energy Transition Debate: Canada and the World<div><p>What does Canada need to do to move toward a more green economy? In this episode, guest-hosted by Patricia Goff, three experts provide their wish list and weigh options already on the table for a more green future, ranging from a national carbon tax and decarbonization to supplying the world with more natural gas to completely phase out coal and…</p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyFri, 15 Mar 2019 09:23:39 -0400 Change and Energy Futures final report<div><p style="text-align: right;"><span class="fr-video fr-fvc fr-dvb fr-draggable" contenteditable="false" draggable="true"><iframe src="//" width="100%" height="525" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" class="fr-draggable"></iframe></span><a href="">Download this report</a></p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyTue, 05 Mar 2019 15:42:15 -0500 Wants You! Apply Now to Display Your Research at Energy 2019<div><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">We are seeking interested students at all levels of their academic career to present a poster featuring their research/work in sustainable energy! Academics from all faculties and institutions are welcome to present their work to members from government, industry, NPOs, professors and others at the <strong>WISE Energy Day 2019</strong> event on September 26 in Fed…</span></p></div>Waterloo Institute for Sustainable EnergyFri, 08 Feb 2019 12:51:53 -0500