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.QUEST, in collaboration with and with funding from Natural Resources Canada, hosted a workshop in Yellowknife to explore the unique energy challenges and opportunities of northern and remote communities. Having successfully brought together more than 60 First Nation, territorial, provincial, and federal governments; regional indigenous organizations; community representatives, utilities; and, local industry stakeholders, the workshop was divided into three organizing themes: Capacity Building and Investment, Energy Use and Energy Efficiency, and Energy Production and Supply.

Based on the discussions, a series of key messages and considerations were developed for policymakers that were presented at the 2018 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Iqaluit.

Read the Blog by Ericka Wicks, What We Learned in Yellowknife.

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