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Jose Etcheverry

Jose Etcheverry

Associate Professor

Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI)
Director, International Renewable Energy Academy (IREA)


PhD Geography, University of Toronto
MA Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
BA (Honours) Geography & Environmental Studies, York University

Research Keywords

Climate Change Mitigation; International & National Renewable Energy Policies; Rural Electrification; Educational & Capacity Development Networks; New Media & Communications.

Jose Etcheverry

Contact Information

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

416 736 2100

Research Projects

For 2022-2023 my work is focused on addressing the climate change crisis by developing –locally and internationally— an ecosystem of innovation focused on providing new practical opportunities for those interested in designing and implementing paradigm-shifting climate change solutions.

To achieve the above, I have joined the Board of Governors and the Senate of York University where I focus on achieving a carbon-free university that can provide a world-class destination to enable learning by doing on how to solve the climate change emergency declared by the Canadian Federal Government.

Research Output


2021 Davdar-Khani, F.; Etcheverry, J. and Hojati, Z. Solar energy and its potential to advance gender-sensitive planning in rural areas. International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Science 2 (3). 

2017 Etcheverry, J. et al. Stimulating a Canadian narrative for climate, FACETS, a multidisciplinary open access journal, February 14, 2017. 

2016 Craig, D.; Etcheverry, J. and Ferris, S. Mexico's Telesecundaria Program and equitable access to resources. McGill Journal of Education, 51 (1), 657-665.

2013 Mulvihill, P., M. Winfield and J. Etcheverry. Strategic environmental assessment and advanced renewable energy in Ontario: Moving forward or blowing the wind? Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2013), Imperial College Press, 19 pages.

2012 Etcheverry, J. Sustainable deployment of photovoltaics: What is wrong with current policy and technology focus? The Electricity Journal. Volume 25, Issue 2, March, 24–31.

Book Chapters

2020 Bensebaa, F. and Etcheverry, J. Electricity Generation: Sources, Operations and Environmental Impact. N/A. Electricity Generation: Sources, Operations and Environmental Impact. In Press, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, United States.

2014 Etcheverry, J. Chapter 33: Implementing Practical Pedagogical Strategies for the Widespread Adoption of Renewable Energy. In Alsop, S. and Bencze, L. (editors). Activist Science & Technology Education. (Toronto: Springer Press).

2020 Etcheverry, J. and López-Vallejo Olvera, M. Chapter 11: Electricidad renovable: Experiencias internacionales hacia la seguridad energética sustentable. Viridiana Vargas. Estrategias para Avanzar las Energías Renovables en México. In Press, Secretaria de Energia, Mexico.

2013 Etcheverry, J. Chapter 11: Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Paradigm Shifting in Ontario, Canada. In Krenz. A., Maegaard, P. and Palz, W. (editors). Wind Power for the World: International Reviews and Developments. (Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing).

2013 Etcheverry, J. Research and Development Cooperation in North America: New Approaches to Climate Mitigation: Collaborative Strategies for Developing Renewable Energy in North America. In Craik, N., I. Studer, I. and D. VanNijnatten (editors). Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration in a Regional System. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Publishing).

2012 Etcheverry, J. Chapter 5: Increasing Local Resilience and Prosperity: Harnessing Renewable Energy in Ontario. In MacRae, R. and  E. Abergel (editors). Advancing Sustainability and Health in the Canadian food system: New spaces for Policy Advocacy and Civil Society. (Vancouver: UBC Press).

2012 Bensebaa, F. and J. Etcheverry. Strategies to Increase the Viability of Power Generation using Renewable Energy Sources. In M.J. Acosta (editor). Advances in Energy Research, Volume 10 (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.)

2012 Adler, R., J. Etcheverry, A. Kenny, C. Hallmich, J. Lazar, R.M. Meyer, R. Newmark, J. Peace, J. A. Suhr Pierce and S. Yamasaki. Chapter 13: North America (Renewable energy policies options for North America), chapter commissioned by United Nations Environment Program UNEP) for publication in the UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook-5 (GEO-5), 349-372.

2012 Barr, J., L. Coppens, N. Dronin, J. Etcheverry, A. El-Sammak, L. Li, C. Mafuta, C. P. McMullen, F. Rovia and J. Kamiche Zegarra Chapter 15: Policy Options: Regional Summary, chapter commissioned by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) for publication in the UNEP’s Environmental Outlook-5 (GEO-5), 399-416.

Recognition & Awards

  • York University President’s Sustainability Leadership Award
  • Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation Teaching Excellence Award
  • Centennial College Alumnus of Distinction
  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award
  • Mexican Government Ministry of Foreign Relations Scholarship
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship
  • Labbatt Award