Ledge Talks: 100% Renewable Energy in the NWT: Starting the Conversation
(YELLOWKNIFE) January 26, 2017 – Can the NWT supply 100% of its energy needs without fossil fuels by 2050? If you are Andrew Robinson, the answer is yes!
Mr. Robinson, an energy consultant based in Yellowknife, predicts that by 2050 there will be such a high carbon price on fossil fuels they will no longer be economically competitive.
The public forum on the future of renewable energy takes place at the Legislative Assembly on January 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. It is the latest edition of Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series, hosted by the Legislative Library. Mr. Robinson’s talk is based on a paper he produced for Alternatives North, entitled 100% Renewable Energy in the NWT by 2050: Starting the Conversation.
His report establishes criteria and assesses over 100 renewable energy options, covering all sectors of energy use – heating, transportation, the mining industry, and electricity production.
Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering in 1996. He then went on to complete his Master's Degree in Environmental Studies at York University in 2004. He is originally from Makkovik, Labrador.
There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation. Media and the public are welcome. The proceedings will be webcast via the Legislative Assembly website: www.assembly.gov.nt.ca.
Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond. Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by many GNWT employees – often with collaborating partners – who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.
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