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Low Carbon Energy Innovation

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.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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.

Next Steps

Low Carbon Innovation project next steps

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PROJECT PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

Partners

Funders

This project is made possible by support from the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF).

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QUEST Canada develops and implements 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 projects:

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