ONSEP 2018 Workshop Programme

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Monday, 23 April

4:00pm: Check in and registration

5:00-6:00pm: Opening meeting & keynote (Conference Room)

                Brendan Haley. Dalhousie. The politics and public administration of low-carbon transition organizations

6:00-7:00pm: Reception & social (Amelia’s Garden)

7:00pm: Dinner


Tuesday, 24 April (all sessions in Conference Room)

7:00-8:30am: Breakfast (Amelia’s Garden)

9:00-10:30am: Energy transitions (Chair: James Meadowcroft)

  1. James Gaede & Ian Rowlands. Waterloo. A Canadian energy storage activity database.
  2. Susan Wyse. York. Barriers to the adoption of heat pump technology in Ontario.
  3. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah. KFUPM/York. Understanding the dynamics of stocks and flows of energy systems and energy policy.

10:30-11:00am: Break

11:00-12:00pm:  Transport (Chair: Stephen Hill)

  1. Shahab Shokrzadeh, Mark Winfield, & Afshin Rezaei-Zare. York. The Role of Charging Infrastructure to Support Market Adoption of Electric Vehicles: A Study of Technical Challenges and Policy Options
  2. Randall Wigle. Laurier. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport.

12:00-1:00pm:  Lunch (Amelia’s Garden)

1:00-2:30pm:  Community energy (Chair: James Gaede)

  1. Kirby Calvert. Guelph. Community energy planning in Ontario
  2. Alexandra Mallett, Craig Merrett & Nathalin Moy. Carleton. Under Whose Authority? Re-examining interactions within renewable energy projects and processes in Eastern Ontario.
  3. Scott Harbinson, York. Canada's Energy and Land Use Regimes and their Impacts on Community Energy Planning.

3:30-6:00pm: Meet at parking lot to carpool to craft brewery tour & tasting (optional). Nominal additional cost.

7:00pm: Dinner (Amelia’s Garden)


Wednesday, 25 April

7:00-8:30am: Breakfast (Amelia’s Garden)

9:00-10:30am: Energy resources and development (Chair: Don Dewees)

  1. Andrew Green. U of Toronto. Canadian Energy Regulators, The Duty to Consult and the Courts
  2. Carol Hunsberger. Western. Energy justice and the Line 9 pipeline.
  3. Jennifer McKellar & E. Diependaal. UOIT. The Need for Sustainability Thinking in Ring of Fire Developments.

10:30-11:00am: Break

11:00-12:30pm: Energy resources and development II (Chair: Stephen Hill)

  1. Richard Hendriks & Bryan Karney. U of Toronto. Leveraging renewal of existing hydropower to meet Canada’s greenhouse gas commitments.
  2. Amir Hakami, Burak Oztaner, Marjan Soltanzadeh, Shunliu Zhao, and Amanda Pappin. Carleton. Evaluation of Coal Phase-out in Ontario and Alberta.
  3. Aman Chahal. Carleton. Evaluating Ontario’s low-carbon policy framework for electricity.

12:30-1:30pm:  ONSEP working lunch; Prospects/next steps discussion (Conference Room)

1:30pm onwards: Departure

Annual Conference: 
2018 Annual Workshop