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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