The Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy’s (ONSEP) 11th annual workshop will be bringing scholars together from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives focused on energy policy. ONSEP is particularly interested in developing greater understanding of the policies, technologies and strategies needed to sustainably decarbonize energy systems.
The workshop welcomes unpublished working papers that focus on analysis and evaluation of energy policies, with an aim of promoting understanding and discussion of effective approaches to decarbonizing energy systems while advancing sustainability. We especially welcome papers with a focus on Ontario, but we also encourage papers that focus on the application of energy policies in other jurisdictions.
We are receptive to a wide range of perspectives and methods including but not limited to empirical research, theory development, energy systems modeling, law, sociology, planning, and experimental methods. Papers presented at our previous workshops have come from a variety of disciplines including political science, economics, management, law, geography, environmental studies, and engineering. Papers spanning multiple disciplines are especially encouraged.
Interested individuals are invited to submit a title and 500-word abstract before January 20, 2023. Abstracts should elaborate on the key contributions of the work, the stage of the work (i.e., work in progress), identify whether it is conceptual or empirical, and outline the research approach that is applied. Authors should identify their position and affiliation and who will present at the workshop if the paper is accepted. Applicants will be notified whether their paper is accepted for presentation at the workshop by 10 February 2023. Successful applicants will then have until 17 March 2023 to register for the workshop. Failure to register by this time may mean that their acceptance will be withdrawn, and that their paper slot may be offered to another applicant.
While paper presenters are not obliged to produce a complete, written paper for the workshop, they are expected to make a presentation using slides and/or a handout. All presenters will be encouraged to submit their materials (e.g., their slides) to the workshop organizers no later than one week after the workshop’s conclusion.
The workshop will take place at Elmhirst’s Resort on Rice Lake in Keene, Ontario. Discounted registration fees will be available to full-time students. Registration covers accommodation for two nights as well as all meals for the duration of the workshop.
Abstracts should be submitted via email to ONSEPContact@gmail.com with the subject heading “ONSEP 2023 abstract”.
We hope to see you in person in April!