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Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

ABOUT THE FIRST EQUINOX SUMMIT, JUNE 5 – 9, 2011

How can we use the latest science and technology to prepare for an electricity-hungry future while limiting our impact on the planet?

This was the fundamental question behind the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 – a multinational, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary collaboration between scientists, policy experts, entrepreneurs, and a forum of future leaders from across the world.

Over five days, summit participants shortlisted the most promising energy technologies for the generation, distribution, and storage of electricity. Then, they outlined a roadmap to their implementation in the decades ahead. Their recommendations for investment and focus culminated in the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030.

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes

Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030– released in February 2012 – helped to benchmark the current state of electricity generation, distribution, and storage around the world, and provided:

  • An energy ‘ecosystem’ point-of-view to approaching possible, lower carbon technologies
     
  • Potential pathways to help advance research, development and implementation of long-term energy solutions  
     
  • Technical details that help convey the complexities, challenges and opportunities posed by a few transitional technologies and systems
     

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Public Events

In addition to private working sessions, the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 aimed to share the ideas and scientific considerations more widely through a series of daily plenary sessions, panel discussions, and lectures – all of which were streamed live and on TVO, the Summit’s Media Partner.

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Impact

The Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 was only the beginning. The summit launched a year of collaborative activities through which Summit participants continue to engage a broader community of thought leaders and innovators in refining and taking action on the ideas within the Equinox Blueprint.

The Energy 2030 Mapping Project is Forum-led initiative that aims to visualize scalable practices and approaches that align with recommendations and strategies in the Energy 2030 Equinox Blueprint, worldwide on a virtual map.

Photos

High-resolution pictures of the Equinox Summit and impact phase activities are available for free download and use at our Flickr site

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