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

Nov 2, 2022

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

 

November 1, 2022QUEST Canada and Pollution Probe are excited to announce the launch of their Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project. Extending and building on 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.

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, it needs 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 targets.

“The Innovation Sandbox work was timely and shed useful light on needs and opportunities for innovation policy and programming to accelerate the energy transition – addressing barriers across the system, not just technology barriers. We look forward to seeing where this goes next!”

Jen Hiscock

Director / Electricity, Transportation & Buildings Innovation, Ressources naturelles Canada

The project will combine cutting-edge research with on-the-ground qualitative analysis to develop a research database capturing the current state of low carbon innovation in the energy sector. In addition to the database, the project will also include the development of a National Low Carbon Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard will provide a thorough and robust assessment of the low-carbon innovation landscape in Canada, evaluating each jurisdiction, to inform best practices and successful case studies nationwide. The project will 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.

As the project progresses, we will be seeking the participation of energy-sector stakeholders to participate in provincial and territorial discussion groups (at a regional level across Canada), as well as in individual interviews to gain further insight into the current state of low carbon innovation in each jurisdiction. These discussions and interviews will provide valuable local context and additional information to support both the creation of a national research database and a low-carbon innovation scorecard. If you wish to be included, please reach out to Eddie Oldfield, Senior Lead, Projects, at QUEST Canada and visit our site Web du for more information. 

For more information on this project, visit the Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project page et join our mailing list to be the first to receive project updates.

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À propos de Pollution Probe

Pollution Probe is Canada’s longest-standing environmental organization, pursuing environmental gains by working productively with governments, industry, and the public, with a steadfast commitment to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthy Planet. Pollution Probe engages people as thinkers to nurture and act on areas of consensus.

À propos de QUEST Canada

QUEST Canada est un organisme national à but non lucratif qui soutient les collectivités canadiennes dans leur cheminement vers la consommation nette zéro. Depuis 2007, nous facilitons les connexions, donnons du pouvoir aux champions communautaires et influençons les décideurs pour mettre en œuvre des systèmes énergétiques efficaces et intégrés qui répondent le mieux aux besoins des communautés et maximisent les opportunités locales. Nous développons des outils et des ressources, nous réunissons les parties prenantes et les détenteurs de droits et nous conseillons les décideurs - tout cela dans le but d'encourager et de permettre aux communautés de contribuer aux objectifs de consommation nette zéro du Canada. Pour en savoir plus sur QUEST Canada, visitez notre site Web : www.questcanada.org.

Contact presse

Pour organiser un entretien, veuillez contacter :

Melissa Schweyer Chef principal, Communications
t : 866-494-2770 poste 704
e : [email protected]

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Jen Hiscock, Director / Electricity, Transportation & Buildings Innovation at Natural Resources Canada

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“The Innovation Sandbox work was timely and shed useful light on needs and opportunities for innovation policy and programming to accelerate the energy transition – addressing barriers across the system, not just technology barriers. We look forward to seeing where this goes next!”

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