In the summer of 2014 the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut commissioned a report to provide an overview of energy (electricity and heating) supply and demand in Canada’s Arctic, relevant policies and programs regarding renewable energy, conservation and demand side management, and financial analyses regarding electricity system planning and heating. An extensive report was submitted to Polar Knowledge Canada in 2015. The report provides a contemporary snapshot of domestic energy usa
The Sustainable Energy Initiative at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, invites applications for a two year Post-Doctoral Fellowship related to Canadian and comparative public policy around energy storage technologies, smart grids, and distributed generation.
Stipend for the position will be $50,000/year plus benefits for two years. Office space at the Faculty of Environmental Studies and support for project-related research and travel will be available.
A PhD in Environmental Studies, Public Policy, EnergyEconomics, Science and Technology Studies, Geography or a related field, or PhD completion prior to February 14, 2016, is required (candidates with Ph.D. Defenses scheduled by that date may be considered).
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The workshop welcomes unpublished working papers that focus on analysis and evaluation of energy policies, with an aim of promoting understanding and discussion of effective approaches to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.