Symposium examines studies of sustainability

UWindsor’s Dr. Rupp Carriveau leads the CLEEN2040 Shift Energy Academy, a three-hour workshop designed for developers, utilities, service providers and researchers.

Nearly 100 local and international scientists, engineers, policy makers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs gathered June 20 to 22 in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation to discuss recent advances in renewable energy generation, transmission, storage, and consumption.

The Energy and Sustainability 2018 Summit examined studies on climate change, waste and recycling, green buildings, green economy, and social sustainability and featured an electric conversion performance vehicle.

The event kicked off with the CLEEN2040 Shift Energy Academy, a three-hour workshop examining how the ways in which we purchase and sell energy are changing — specifically, how corporate power procurement and peer-to-peer energy trading are driving radical modification of future energy system architectures.

Conference chairs included UWindsor engineering professors David Ting and Rupp Carriveau. Graham Reader, a UWindsor mechanical engineering professor, delivered a keynote lecture titled “Energy Sustainability: Policy, Politics and Practice.”

View photos from the event on the UWindsor Engineering Facebook page.