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QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe Initiate Research on Canada’s Low Carbon Energy Innovation Policies

The Low Carbon Energy Innovation project has reached a new milestone with the completion of its third Community of Practice (CoP) meeting and with research and development well underway.

The Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project Reaches a New Milestone

QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe’s Low Carbon Energy Innovation project has reached a new milestone with the establishment of its Community of Practice and the launch of the project’s research component.

What is Helping and Hindering Canadians on the Journey to Net-Zero?

Read Environment Journal’s recent article, detailing QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe’s latest Low Carbon Energy Innovation Community of Practice (CoP) meeting.

QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe Launch a Bi-Monthly Community of Practice

QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe invite you to participate in a national Community of Practice (CoP), with bi-monthly meetings, as part of the Low Carbon Energy Innovation project.

QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe Launch the Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project

QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe are pleased to announce the launch of the Low Carbon Energy Innovation project. Building on and extending Pollution Probe and QUEST Canada’s successful Innovation Sandboxes (IS) initiative, this project will look at how we can create the necessary regulatory, policy, and market conditions for deploying low-carbon innovation in Canada.

Présentation du projet

The federal target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 has shifted the conversation, leaving the future of Canada’s energy sector at a crossroad. The need for innovation has grown, with a clear and ambitious objective materializing. Despite this, the current pace at which change is occuring is far from sufficient. Innovation in the energy sector needs to generate transformational, large-scale change in a short period of time. While we have much of the technology we need, according to the IEA’s net-zero scenario, this innovation has to be deployed faster than it has been in the past. The challenge is to develop an adequate set of policies, programs and regulatory tools that will enable the deployment and scaling up of available technologies, in order to meet our net-zero target.

This three-year initiative will complete the following actions:

1 - Launch a Low Carbon Innovation Community of Practice (COP)

Launch a Low Carbon Innovation Community of Practice (COP) that will involve the creation of an engaged network of key stakeholders from across the national energy landscape, actively working in the energy system innovation space.

2 - Combine cutting-edge research with on-the-ground qualitative analysis

Combine cutting-edge research with on-the-ground qualitative analysis to develop a research database, detailing the current state of low carbon innovation in the energy sector.

3 - Create a National Low Carbon Innovation Scorecard

Create a National Low Carbon Innovation Scorecard that aims to provide a thorough and robust assessment of the low carbon innovation landscape in Canada and comparatively evaluate each jurisdiction, to inform best practices and successful case studies nationwide.

4 - Culminate with a National Energy Innovation Symposium

Culminate with a National Energy Innovation Symposium, bringing together key stakeholders from across the national energy sector. This event will provide an interactive and collaborative forum to inform the collective development of a national vision for energy innovation in Canada.

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Low Carbon Energy Innovation timeline

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Bailleurs de fonds

Ce projet n’aurait pas pu voir le jour sans l’appui de la Fondation Suncor Énergie. Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF).

Empowering Canadian Communities

QUEST Canada develops and implements programs and projects with the aim to nurture strategic partnerships, facilitate connections, empower community champions, and influence decisions makers, supporting communities across Canada on their pathway to net-zero. Find out more about our programs and projects:

Energy Transition Policy Program

Energy Transition Policy Program

The objective of QUEST Canada’s Energy Transition Policy Program is to engage in a collaborative discussion with energy decision-makers to align climate and energy transition planning and policies that will facilitate sustainable community energy systems in support of a net-zero carbon (carbon neutral) economy by 2050.

NCA: Prairies Cohort

NCA: Prairies Cohort

The NCA Program’s inaugural cohort, the Prairies Cohort, is currently comprised of ten participating communities from Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.