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On November 30th, WISE Members and Energy Council of Canada Fellows - Gord Stephen, Yonatan Strauch, and Stephanie Whitney - participated in the Newtonian Shift event organized by the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, and hosted by the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI), at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Waterloo. Gord, Yonatan and Stephanie are members of the Sustainable Energy Policy Group led by Professor Ian Rowlands who is currently representing UW at COP21 in Paris. They were joined in attendance by executive leadership from local utilities, representatives from MaRS and their corporate sponsors, Siemens, Capgemini, the Ministry of Energy and the developers and commissioner of Newtonian shift. Together they were asked to 'experience the energy transition to 2030 in one day', an experience that

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On Tuesday November 24th, I had the pleasure of attending the GridSmartCity 2015 Round Table, as a student member of WISE. GridSmartCity is a cooperative of utilities, Smart Grid innovators, industry regulators, government, academia and other electricity industry stakeholders. The partner organizations are committed to work collectively towards productivity and efficiency improvements, advancements in self-healing grids, conservation program implementation, the emergence of renewable energy and community energy planning. The following is a brief summary of the keynote speaker presentations, followed by my main takeaway.

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