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The energy transition: Green for whom?

The energy transition: Green for whom?

by Cynthia Morinville With the current climate emergency requiring an immediate divestment from fossil fuels, lithium is quickly becoming one of the critical metals necessary to the energy transition. From the uptake of electric vehicles to the production of batteries for the storage of renewable energies, the global demand for lithium is expected to increase

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How leading Canadian activist Tzeporah Berman got Facebook, Victoria’s Secret and more companies to go green

How leading Canadian activist Tzeporah Berman got Facebook, Victoria’s Secret and more companies to go green

(JTA) — Tzeporah Berman did not set out to be an environmental activist. Raised in a Jewish family outside Toronto, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and after high school moved into the city to enroll in a fashion arts design program at Ryerson University. Fast forward three decades and Berman, 51, is one

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Exploring democracy and justice within low-carbon energy initiatives

Exploring democracy and justice within low-carbon energy initiatives

Susan Morrissey Wyse began her PhD in 2019 with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (now Environmental and Urban Change). The focus of her PhD dissertation is on the social impacts of low-carbon energy initiatives. The aim of her research is to investigate the intersection of democracy and justice within low carbon and renewable energy transitions.

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Renewable Energy Road Map

Renewable Energy Road Map

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) The project identified effective approaches and strategies to increase renewable energy implementation rates through research and consultation with international/national industry experts, government regulators, NGOs, academics and community experts. It aimed at expanding the market for related technologies in Ontario particularly within the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. More information can be

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Mainstreaming the Ontario Renewable Energy Program within the Municipal and Private Sectors

Mainstreaming the Ontario Renewable Energy Program within the Municipal and Private Sectors

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) The project aimed to support the application of sustainable energy policies and technologies in the development of the renewable energy market in Ontario. The activity also aimed at expanding public knowledge about existing renewable energy programs and training graduate students on knowledge mobilization techniques focused on sustainable energy

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IRENA Policy Advisory Services and Capacity Building

IRENA Policy Advisory Services and Capacity Building

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) IRENA is an intergovernmental organization that aims to promote widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. The project supported the establishment of a renewable energy learning portal towards the creation of a global network of students interested in further education and training on sustainable energy. Researcher:

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