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The 2017 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

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About the Fellows' Research:

Ines Havet

Ines’s research investigates the extent and ways in which residential energy use patterns are affected by the complex relationships between household members, including gender relationships, as household members interact with energy-using technologies. Her research explores whether these factors, often unaccounted for in impact assessments and policy design, play a role in encouraging or discouraging residential energy consumption.

Nicholas Mercer

Nick's research focuses on sustainability implications of renewable energy [RE] development in off-grid communities throughout Canada. In particular, the research project seeks to assess how RE projects create economically, environmentally, and socially vibrant communities. Furthermore, the project aims to identify policy factors which have facilitated off-grid sustainability via RE development in a global context - with particular attention given to Alaska and Canada's northern territories.

Benjamin Sanchez Andrade

Ben’s research will explore the valuation and monetization of the environmental impacts of the residual life of building stock in North America. His research will add a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective to the decision-making methodology involved in adaptive reuse of buildings, in order to contribute to sustainability and climate change through mitigation of CO2 emissions.

THE ENERGY COUNCIL OF CANADA ENERGY POLICY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

             
 Enhancing and Promoting Energy Policy Research
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Annual fellowships are valued at up to $15,000 for Master's students and up to $25,000 for Doctoral students registered at the University of Waterloo. We thank the Energy Council of Canada for their generous contribution. We thank all applicants for their submissions and encourage interested candidates to stay tuned for the upcoming 2015 Call for Applications.

About the Energy Council of Canada

The Energy Council of Canada is a vehicle for strategic thinking, collaboration and action by senior energy executives in the private and public sectors with an interest in national, continental and global energy issues.

The Energy Council's mission is to forge a better understanding of energy issues in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians.

Energy corporations, energy industry associations, Canadian federal and provincial government departments and agencies, academic organizations, professional services firms, as well as Crown corporations are members of the Council.  Their energy interests cover all forms of energy. The Energy Council holds public policy forums, various member activities, and hosts the annual Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award.

The Energy Council is a founding member of the World Energy Council (1923). We represent Canada and coordinate participation in WEC activities, contributing to development of global expert knowledge, energy information and policy perspectives.

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The 2016 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

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About the Fellows' Research:

Stephanie Whitney

Stephanie’s research investigates the impact of specific components of energy conservation programmes on the level of customer participation in those programmes, and ultimately the reduction in energy consumption achieved. Her research applies behavior change and social marketing theories, as well as statistical analysis, with focus on Ontario’s residential and commercial electricity conservation programmes. Stephanie’s research pertains to the Energy Council of Canada’s Energy Literacy/Public Outreach and Engagement research priority, and will be applicable to conservation and demand management policy development in Ontario, and more broadly.

Bronwyn Lazowski

Bronwyn's research investigates the use of smart grid technologies to encourage residential electricity conservation and demand management. Her research studies user adoption and acceptance of smart grid technologies within Ontario and is relevant to the Energy Council of Canada’s Smart Cities and Energy Networks research priority. The results of this research will be applicable to smart grid policy development in Ontario and other jurisdictions.

Herijadi Kurniawan

Herijadi's research will produce socio-technical scenarios for Canada's low-carbon energy futures using Delphi and multi-stakeholders participatory scenario methodology called the cross-impact balances or CIB. During a scenario planning workshop, which is planned for Spring 2017, participants from different sectors will collaboratively co-create multi-scale scenarios (global-local) that are internally consistent. Multiscale scenario research is part of the ongoing effort by research communities for developing more localized scenarios under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (or SSPs), which is one part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (or IPCC) new integrated scenario process for climate change research.

Dane Labonte

Dane's research investigates the financial, social, and regulatory impacts of further integrating distributed generation in the Canadian electricity grid. 

Benjamin Sanchez Andrade

Ben’s research will explore the valuation and monetization of the environmental impacts of the residual life of building stock in North America. His research will add a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective to the decision-making methodology involved in adaptive reuse of buildings, in order to contribute to sustainability and climate change through mitigation of CO2 emissions.

Scott Morton Ninomiya

Scott’s participatory action research project will engage the multiple local stakeholders driving the DeCarbonize Waterloo Region initiative in systematic learning about that unfolding local transition process. Communities around the world are taking on the complex but imperative challenge of making the transition toward low carbon energy systems, but there is a gap in understanding how to make local transition processes successful from the start. This research project will help to shape local action, provide lessons for other Canadian municipalities and contribute to the international body of knowledge on locally-driven low carbon transition processes.

Christopher Beninger

Christopher's research will focus on comparing and evaluating economic, environmental and social outcomes of low-carbon energy transition policies around the world. The purpose will be to provide a road map for policy and decision-makers of the future who are aiming adopt or implement such policies in their own jurisdictions.

 

The 2015 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients of The Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship:

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Tanya's research examines solutions to local opposition and conflict of wind turbine development in Ontario, to improve process from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.

Bronwyn's research investigates the use of smart grid interventions to encourage residential electricity conservation. Her research uses social science theories to focus on smart grid case studies in Ontario and is relevant to the Energy Council of Canada’s Smart Cities and Energy Networks research priority. The results of this research will be applicable to smart grid policy development in Ontario and other jurisdictions.

Herijadi's research is to produce a list of internally consistent scenarios for Canada's lower carbon energy futures under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) framework. These national energy scenarios will also address the global-local nexus, which is often neglected in traditional energy futures studies.

Dane's research will explore the financial, social, and regulatory impacts of further integrating distributed generation in the Canadian electricity grid. The resulting policy recommendations will aim to provide fairness to the customers and utilities while encouraging further integration of distributed generation and balancing resilient infrastructure and opportunities for innovation. 

The 2014 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship Recipients

The 2014 recipients of The Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship:

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