2016 Annual Workshop

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 17:00


Waring House Prince Edward County , ON
Ontario CA
Waring House Prince Edward County , ON
Ontario CA
Waring House Prince Edward County , ON
Ontario CA

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2016 Workshop Presentations

Renewables & conservation (Chair: Nic Rivers)    

  1. Christine Koenig, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. Feasibility of 100% renewables for Ontario. 
  2. Maya  Papineau, Katrina Jessoe & David Rapson, Carleton. Measuring Split Incentives in Commercial Electricity Usage.  
  3. Madeleine McPherson & Bryan Karney, U of T. Application of the SILVER model to simple, high variable renewable energy penetration, Ontario-­‐based scenarios. 
  4. Samiha Tahseen, Bryan Karney & Jennifer Drake, U of T, Increased hydropower potential at Niagara: A scenario-­‐based analysis. 

Wind policy (Chair: Madeleine McPherson)    

  1. Margaret Loudermilk, Western. Renewable energy policy and Ontario wind turbine development. 
  2. Martin Heintzelman, Clarkson. Wind energy development and property value. 
  3. Christine Hempel, U of Guelph. Planning in the face of power: a community-­‐based model for siting wind energy infrastructure. 

Pipelines & people (Chair: Alexandra Mallet)    

  1. George Hoberg, UBC. The New Politics of Energy in Canada: A Case Study of the Energy East Pipeline 
  2. Carol Hunsberger, Western. Energy justice and the case of line 9 
  3. Lorraine Sugar, U of T. Sustainable urban energy systems: a science of cities approach

Smart electricity (Chair: Adam Fremeth)    

  1. Nic Rivers, U of Ottawa. The effect of in-­‐home displays on electricity demand.  
  2. Gord Stephens & Ian Rowlands, U of Waterloo. Policy evaluation of electrical end-­‐use intervention analysis methods.   
  3. Mark Winfield, Scott Weiler & Julia Zeeman, York. The emerging world ‘behind the meter’ and its implication for electricity systems.  

Energy finance & climate (Chair: Ian Rowlands)    

  1. Alice Dixon, York. Renewable energy co-­‐operatives in Canada: A status update.
  2. Jason Luk, U of T. Impact of non-­‐petroleum vehicle fuel economy on GHG mitigation potentials.
  3. Peter Massie, Carleton. Assessing the electricity cost implications of the Feed-­‐in Tariff in Ontario.
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2016 Annual Workshop registration now available!

After reviewing the many great abstracts submitted this year, the ONSEP review team has selected 15 papers for presentation at the upcoming Annual Workshop.  We would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for their interest in the workshop, and encourage those who were not accepted to try again in the future.  

The Annual Workshop will be held at the Waring House in Prince Edward County, April 20-22.  The registration form is now available at the link below.  Please note that there are student and non-student rates, both of which are for two nights.  We strongly encourage anybody interested in registering for the Workshop to attend all three days.  If you are interested in one of the limited availability shared rooms, or if you are interested in only one night accomodation, please contact the ONSEP Coordinator, James Gaede.  All registration proceeds go to supporting the Workshop. 

Register Now!

For more information on the workshop, and to view a draft program of presentations, please visit the 2016 Annual Workshop page on the ONSEP website. Please note that there is an optional wine tour as well, for which you would pay in cash at the workshop.  For any inquires, questions or concerns about the conference, please contact the ONSEP Coordinator.  

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ONSEP 2016 Annual Workshop - Call for Papers

The Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (ONSEP) brings scholars together from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives for its annual workshop focused on energy policy. This is the seventh workshop of ONSEP, a network of researchers dedicated to developing a greater understanding of the policies, technologies and strategies surrounding sustainable energy.

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 reducing the environmental burden of the energy system. Although we especially welcome papers with a focus on Ontario, we also welcome 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, formal theoretical 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 1 February 2016. 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, outline the research approach that is applied, and provide detail on the current stage of the project.  Authors should identify their position/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 15 February 2016. Successful applicants will then have until 15 March 2016 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, so that they may be posted on the ONSEP website.

Registration fees will be $550 per person. Discounted registration fees of $400 (single room) and $325 (shared room) are available to full-time students. Registration covers accommodation for two nights as well as all meals for the duration of the workshop. Information, including programs and presentations at past workshops, is available at http://www.onsep.org

Abstracts should be submitted online via the portal on the ONSEP website: http://www.onsep.org/annual-workshop/2016/abstract-submission

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (All day)
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