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Watch keynote addresses, plenary sessions and episodes of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin from WGSI's past Summits – Energy 2030 (June 5-9, 2011),  Learning 2030 (September 29-October 3, 2013), OpenAccess Energy (April 24-27, 2016) and Generation SDG (April 22-25, 2018). All videos are also available on YouTube.


Barry Brook, Walt Patterson, Tom Rand, Zoë Caron, Jatin Nathwani

How hopeful can we be about new technologies paving a path away from our current reliance on oil-based energy? Energy experts investigate the alternatives in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Jason Blackstock, Jian hua Ding, Velma McColl, Vagish Sharma, Jose Maria Valenzuela

As the world’s population inches toward the 8 billion mark, energy experts look at how supply and demand of energy will affect global economics and politics in a moderated discussion on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Jatin Nathwani, Jason Blackstock, Jakob Nygard, Yacine Kadi, Lauren Riga, Robin Batterham, Zoe Caron, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Marc McArthur, Bill Rosehart, Felipe De Leon, Kerry Cheung, Aaron Leopold, Cathy Foley

Born from a unique, international energy summit of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and future leaders from around the world, the Equinox Communiqué offers visionary proposals for transformative action on reducing the electricity-related emissions that drive climate...

Cathy Foley, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, David Keith, Jatin Nathwani, Terri Meyer Boake

From the buildings we live in to the places we work — we use a lot of energy to keep our habitats lit, warm and efficient. Is there a better way? Energy experts participate in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

David Keith

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...

Bill Rosehart, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Ted Sargent, Walt Patterson

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...

David Keith, Greg Naterer, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Aaron Leopold, Jeff Casello

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.

Thomas Homer-Dixon

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...

Linda Nazar, Jillian Buriak, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Cathy Foley

This plenary session examines ways to manage energy demand and advance technological ideas that may improve efficiency at every stage of the energy system.

Vaclav Smil, Zoe Caron, Marlo Raynolds, Robin Batterham, Alan Aspuru-Guzik

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.

Vaclav Smil

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...

Wilson de Silva, Jason Blackstock, Jatin Nathwani, Lauren Riga


Jay Apt, Yacine Kadi, Craig Dunn, Greg Naterer

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.

Barry Brook, Walt Patterson, Jatin Nathwani, Robin Batterham

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 if we are to meet our future electricity needs.