2018 ONSEP Annual Workshop

April 23-25, 2018

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Webinar on the Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Process

The Sustainable Energy Initiative and MES/JD program at York University are pleased to announce their next webinar on the federal environmental and regulatory review process.

The webinar will be at 1PM EDT, Wednesday November 1st  in the Steadman Videoconference studio (120E) at York University and live on-line.  The review, set in motion in June 2016, is the most substantial re-assessment of federal environmental legislation in decades. The federal government issued a discussion paper on the review in June 2017 and public comments were received until the end of September. The government is now drafting specific legislative proposals for the reform of CEAA, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and National Energy Board Act.

The panel will focus likely directions and next steps in the process.

2017 Annual Workshop - Draft Programme


Monday, 24 April

4:00pm: Check in and registration

5:00-6:00pm: Opening session. (Conference Room)

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

7:00pm: Dinner 

Tuesday, 25 April (all sessions in Conference Room)

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

8:30-10:30am: Energy efficiency & demand management (Chair: Don Dewees)

1)     Nic Rivers. U of Ottawa. Does Daylight Savings Time Save Energy? Evidence from Ontario.
2)     Joan Ang. Waterloo. A Review of Energy Management in Ontario’s Broader Public Sector.  
3)     Abhilash Kantamneni, U of Guelph. Barriers to energy retrofitting social housing.
4)     Stephanie Whitney. Waterloo. Motivations of building managers to engage in sustainable practices.

10:30-11:00am: Break

11:00-12:30pm:  Energy Storage (Chair: Nic Rivers)

ONSEP 2017 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 eighth workshop of ONSEP, 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The workshop welcomes unpublished working papers that focus on analysis and evaluation of energy policies, with an aim of promoting understanding and discussion of effective approaches to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.