TISED Newsletter 


Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 18:30toWednesday, March 9, 2016 20:30
1000 Sherbrooke Ouest, Centre Mont-Royal, 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal, CA

Featuring speakers Mark Z. Jacobson (Director, Atmosphere Energy Program, Stanford University), Phil Radford (former Greenpeace Executive Director), Mark O'Malley (Director of the Energy Institute, University College Dublin) and others!


RSVP today for the Third Annual Trottier Symposium in Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design! March 8th and 9th at the Centre Mont-Royal from 6:30-8:30pm, both days

In 2016, the landscape for renewables looks encouraging and challenging. The recent enthusiastic buzz and public support surrounding renewable energy confronts doubt despite decades of roughly 30% annual growth in solar and wind production. Costs of renewables are dropping rapidly, as photovoltaic modules costs have fallen by approximately 10% per year over the past 30 years and the costs of wind turbines by roughly 5%. Yet, still only 23% of installed capacity is from renewable resources. Why not a higher percentage?

Join international technical experts and thought leaders as they explore integrating renewables, energy storage, and leadership needed to transform society.

Presentations include: "Pick your battles: Championing clean energy at the corporate and community levels" (Radford), "Renewable energy integration: the good, the bad and the ugly" (O'Malley), and "Roadmaps for transitioning all 50 U.S. states and 139 countries to wind, water, and solar power for all purposes" (Jacobson)

Learn more about our speakers and program!

Each year the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) at McGill University and the Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) at Polytechnique Montréal take turns hosting the Trottier Symposium in Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design. Made possible through the generous support the Trottier Family Foundation, this is a forum for students, professors, government and industry professionals to connect with the general public on advancements for sustainability through engineering and design.



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