Last week, Delphi’s VP of Western Canada, Evelyn Walker, attended a two-day Energy Futures Lab workshop facilitated by The Natural Step. Co-sponsored by Suncor, the City of Calgary, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation and Calgary Economic Development, the workshop was intended to be the first step in an 18-month process to engage innovators and influencers on current and future energy challenges in Alberta.
Alberta’s energy system is under pressure on a number of fronts, from disputes about market access to climate change mitigation and community impacts. In response, The Natural Step Canada, along with Suncor Energy, Pembina Institute, and the Banff Centre, have created the Energy Futures Lab as a platform to discuss, experiment, and innovate.
Evelyn and her fellow workshop participants were given a taste of the kinds of activities that will be happening in the Energy Futures Lab (EFL), including:
Evelyn said that the game ended up surfacing some interesting views around energy in Alberta with diverse strong opinions around how to bridge the gap from today to the future.
The EFL is currently looking for a diverse group of individuals to participate in its Fellowship program. Ideally, Fellows will have an open mindset and the support of their organization to participate. It requires a time commitment but is an exciting forum for discussing cutting-edge energy issues, launching new initiatives and for shaping Canada’s future energy system.
If you are interested in becoming an Energy Futures Lab Fellow, click here for more info.
Thank you to Evelyn Walker for sharing this information with us!
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