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PIRSA:C11038 - WGSI - Equinox Summit: Energy 2030PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Waterloo Global Science Initiative Equinox Summit: Energy 2030.

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Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C11038


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PIRSA:11060113  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Opening Address and Summit Launch
Speaker(s): David Johnston
Abstract: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, officially launches the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 with a challenge for Summit participants, as well as those across the globe, to inspire innovation through intense collaboration and explore tools and strategie... read more
Date: 05/06/2011 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:11060112  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Benchmarking for our Energy Future
Abstract: If we are to advance technological systems for a low carbon and electrified future, how do we measure progress? Through animated videos and a panel discussion with energy experts, this kick-off session introduces some of the technological challenges and implementation hurdles to be overcome ... read more
Date: 05/06/2011 - 2:15 pm

PIRSA:11060110  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Plugging in the Planet: Building Capacity for the Future
Abstract: This plenary session examines today’s emerging energy technologies as well as the challenges associated with meeting global demand as we move toward an increasingly electrified energy system. Speakers include: Jay Apt, Yacine Kadi, Craig Dunn, and Greg Naterer
Date: 06/06/2011 - 9:00 am

PIRSA:11060107  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Energy Transitions
Speaker(s): Vaclav Smil
Abstract: Energy transitions: a future without fossil energies is desirable, and it is eventually inevitable, but the road from today's overwhelmingly fossil-fueled civilization to a new global energy system based on efficient conversions of renewable flows will be neither fast nor cheap. Distinguish... read more
Date: 06/06/2011 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:11060104  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Energy: The Problem We've Created on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Speaker(s): Steve Paikin
Abstract: What happens when we run out of cheap energy and what lessons are we learning along the way? Energy experts participate in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: Vaclav Smil, Zoë Caron, Marlo Raynolds, Robin Batterham, and Alán Aspuru-G... read more
Date: 06/06/2011 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:11060109  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Waste Not, Want Not: Investing in Efficiency
Abstract: This plenary session examines ways to manage energy demand and advance technological ideas that may improve efficiency at every stage of the energy system. Speakers include: Linda Nazar, Jillian Buriak, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, and Cathy Foley
Date: 07/06/2011 - 9:00 am

PIRSA:11060106  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Civilization Far From Equilibrium - Energy, Complexity, and Human Survival
Speaker(s): Thomas Homer-Dixon
Abstract: Human societies use complexity – within their institutions and technologies – to address their various problems, and they need high-quality energy to create and sustain this complexity. But now greater complexity is producing diminishing returns in wellbeing, while the energetic cost of ... read more
Date: 07/06/2011 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:11060103  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Energy: The Way We Move on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Speaker(s): Steve Paikin
Abstract: Trains, planes and automobiles — what are we doing to find new resources and modes of transportation? And will it lead us to rethink how we live? Energy experts participate in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: David Keith, Greg N... read more
Date: 07/06/2011 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:11060108  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Ensuring Electricity: What Happens if the Lights Go Out?
Abstract: Today we rely on just-in-time delivery of electricity that is sometimes vulnerable to natural disasters and failure at peak demand. This plenary session examines the reliability, resiliency and security of emerging technologies in an increasingly electrified energy system. Speakers include: ... read more
Date: 08/06/2011 - 9:00 am

PIRSA:11060105  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Technology, Energy and Nature - Human Values and Open Choices
Speaker(s): David Keith
Abstract: As humans, we have developed technologies to control energy transformations from agriculture to nuclear weapons. Increasing technological ability has co-evolved with increasing intensity of energy use and growing complexity of our civilization. These forces have shaped our environmental foot... read more
Date: 08/06/2011 - 4:00 pm

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