IET - september 2018
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The Canadian Energy Outlook 2018 was launched on September 19. This report projects the evolution of Canada’s energy production and consumption to 2050, comparing four greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction scenarios with a baseline scenario. It is the first report of this kind covering Canada in over a decade.

The scenarios explored in the report allow evaluation of the cost and impact of various trajectories seeking to achieve the medium and long-term objectives for reduction of GHG emissions. It examine the transformations resulting both at the national level and province by province, accounting for the major differences between their energy profiles.

In the long term, Canada has the potential to transform itself
The modelling results show that it is possible for Canada to achieve the ambitious objective of reducing energy-related GHG emissions by 80% by 2050, without affecting consumers’ access to energy. However, to do this, a major transformation is necessary, as well as an honest dialogue with the population.

The necessity of an honest dialogue with the population
In order to better evaluate their options, citizens, businesses and investors should know if Canada will continue to rely on one of the highest GHG-emitting economies in the world while ignoring its own objectives and putting off the transformation of its economy to an indefinite future, or it will commit immediately to in-depth changes.

See the report

In the context of the 2018 Quebec elections, a political debate on environmental governance took place on September 6th at HEC Montréal, in front of more than 350 people.

Sylvain Gaudreault (PQ), Richard Campeau (CAQ) and Ruba Ghazal (QS) shared their ideas concerning the decision-making and action structures to be put in place to fight effectively the climate changes.

This debate was organized by the Institut de l'énergie Trottier as part of the « Le climat, l’État et nous » initiative, in collaboration with the Chaire de gestion du secteur de l’énergie and the Direction du développement durable of HEC Montréal.

Watch the video:

« Le climat, l’État et nous » debate, September 6th 2018.

Energy flexible buildings have the potential to become assets for the electric grid, by providing demand response (load-shifting, peak-shaving) and decentralized generation.

The International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme has recognized the importance of energy flexibility and sponsored the “Annex 67” research project. World experts participating in that project will be at Polytechnique Montréal for a working meeting on October 10-12. At that occasion, Institut de l’énergie Trottier is sponsoring a public seminar on energy flexible buildings, where international and Canadian achievements and perspectives will be presented and discussed.


Friday, October 12th 2018, 1pm - 5pm
Room M-2004, Polytechnique Montréal (pavillons Lassonde)
2700 chemin de la tour
Montréal, Qc
H3T 1J4

The event is free.
Registration is required : Eventbrite

See the program
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