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Towards a low-carbon future
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NEW REPORT ON THE ENERGY FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY
Normand Mousseau, Academic Director of the IET, is one of the lead authors of the report Re-Energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future, commissioned by Natural Resources Canada and released today. Coordinated by Catherine Potvin, a professor at McGill University, this project also involved Catherine Morency, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal.

Seventy-one Canadian university researchers gathered through the Sustainable Canada Dialogues entity, examined the steps to be taken to ensure the country's transition to low-carbon energies without undermining its competitiveness on a global scale.
 
The report is part of Energy Generation, a pan-Canadian dialogue initiated by Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, aimed at consolidating everyone's ideas for defining the country's energy future.

SUMMARY OF THE TROTTIER SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSPORT

With the theme « Transportation : What's Fuelling the Transition? », the 4th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design was held on April 11-12, at Polytechnique Montréal.

You missed the Symposium?
You will find below the conference summaries.
We also present video capture of the two evenings.

CONFERENCE #1  /  THE REAPPROPRIATION OF HISTORY
The Symposium opened with a look in the rear-view mirror from Peter Norton, associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. The history was that of the manufacturing of an ideal of freedom by players in the automobile industry. Read more
CONFERENCE #2  /  SOCIAL CLIMATE AND TRANSPORT POLICY
Anthony Perl, Professor of Urban Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University, brought a message of hope regarding the success of the transition to post-carbon mobility in Canada’s three largest cities. He sees Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto as the flagship cities driving this transition in the medium term. Read more
CONFERENCE #3  /  MOBILITY OF PERSONS
Marie-Hélène Massot, a professor at École d’Urbanisme de Paris, took a critical look at measures taken in France to reduce people’s dependency on the automobile. The picture she painted in discussing four major levers that have not brought about the desired results is, all in all, one of failure. Read more
CONFERENCE #4  /  MOBILITY OF GOODS
With Hervé Levifve, transport adviser at Paris City Hall, the Symposium looked at the situation regarding mobility of goods. His talk highlighted the essential issues as they are addressed in the French capital. Read more

VIEW THE EVENING OF DAY 1
A historical look at the arrival of the car in our societies
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Deployment of transportation infrastructure in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver

VIEW THE EVENING OF DAY 2
Mobility of persons: an update on automobile addiction solutions
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Mobility of goods in Paris
COMING EVENTS
MOOC - L'INGÉNIEUR, SOURCE DE SOLUTIONS DURABLES
Beginning of the 3rd edition
31 May 2017
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ET SI L'ÉNERGIE DEVENAIT INTELLIGENTE GRÂCE À LA VILLE?
Presentation by Mickaël Kummert, IET researcher, on his research project on 4th generation heat networks. 
1 June 2017
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