EQUINOX BLUEPRINT: ENERGY 2030
Imagine a world with abundant, clean energy. How different would our human civilization be with fewer energy limitations – less risk of climate change, no peak oil, and more renewable ways to provide power to an exploding global population?
To explore this future, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) launches the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030 – a detailed roadmap of the highest impact energy technologies with a set of implementation strategies, applying the latest scientific and technological thinking.
With a focus on lowering the carbon emissions of electricity generation, distribution and storage, the Equinox Blueprint was born from a multinational, interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaboration on Canadian soil, the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 in June 2011. This gathering consisted of pioneering scientists, policy advisors, entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s leaders, all invited to travel to the year 2030 and back.
- About the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030
- Equinox Communiqué, the short, concise findings and foundation for the Blueprint
- Globe and Mail: “Plotting a road map for a low-carbon future“
- Policy Options Magazine: “Imagining a lower-carbon, electrified future”
The following video is from the launch of the Equinox Blueprint at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada. Learn about the five exemplar pathways in the roadmap, as well as the unique process that drove their formation.
Click on the links below to learn about each chapter via video. Each pillar is available for individual download.
- Large Scale Storage for Renewable Energy
- Enhanced Geothermal
- Advanced Nuclear
- Off-Grid Electricity Access
- Smart Urbanization
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