Key modifications urged for Québec energy policy
A joint Ēcole Polytechnique-McGill discussion paper on energy recommends key changes to Québec government thinking on energy policy to encourage more innovative, long-term solutions and lessen the impact of politics on decision-making. The brief also proposes bold changes in engineering education, greater investment in energy research and mechanisms to involve the public in energy debates. The recommendations were drafted by engineers at École Polytechnique de Montréal’s Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) and McGill’s Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). The joint statement, “Towards a self-sufficient Quebec with 100 per cent clean energy,” is the latest in a series of collaborative projects between the two institutes. The 16-page document is a response to the province-wide energy consultation launched this fall by Québec Natural Resources Minister Martine Ouellet.
The English translation of the joint IET-TISED brief and the original French-language text are available at TISED-IET Energy Brief
Additional information about the energy consultation and the many briefs submitted are available at Consultation Process