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QUEST II White Paper: Moving Forward

The Integrated Energy Systems Approach in Canadian Communities


This White Paper emerged from the QUEST II Conference in Victoria, BC, in November 2008, in which individuals from across the QUEST collaborative developed four scenarios with a goal of building understanding about the complex, interacting forces and key uncertainties shaping the future of carbon-constrained energy end use in Canada and the adoption of Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES).

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Other Publications

QUEST conducts and packages cutting edge applied research to empower practitioners and decision makers with the tools they need to advance Smart Energy Communities. Find out more about our projects:

Town of Saint Andrews Accelerator Program

The Town of Saint Andrews is located in Charlotte County along Passamaquoddy Bay in New Brunswick. The town has a population of approximately 3,000 residents and now includes the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook, as of January 1, 2023, following the Local Governance Reform. 


AdvocacyQUEST Canada's engagement and prioritization has led to QUEST advocating for and recommending specific approaches into a number of federal and provincial consultation processes that serve to protect and preserve the environment through smarter energy usage,...


QUEST Canada is a national non-profit that supports communities in Canada on their pathway to net-zero.  We offer the following brand attributes to help external partners better understand our values:Objective: We are independent, non-partisan and committed to the...