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According to UN estimates, there are 1.2 billion people without regular access to electricity grids. A Government of Canada (NRCAN, 2011) reports 251 remote communities that primarily rely on diesel, of which there are some 80 in British Columbia. Many of these communities are indigenous. Diesel is expensive and has negative impacts on the environment and health.
CERG REPORTS AND NEWS STORIES
- The Canadian Science Policy Centre publish's Hira's op-ed about the failure of science communication in the climate change and covid crises, and how to develop new strategies, Sept. 1, 2021.
- CERG Director Andy Hira quoted in Tyee story about Canadian parties' pledges on renewable energy, Sept. 13, 21.
- CERG members Andy Hira, Feyza Sahinyazan, and Prasanna Krishnan present community-level solutions for climate change to a Nepalese think thank, NIICE, Aug. 2021.
- CERG releases Working Paper No. 6: Establishing an Effective Investment Ecosystem in Vancouver's Cleantech Cluster, by Ester di Maio da Cunha, Aug. 2021
- Energi Media inteview with Ester di Maio da Cunha
- CERG releases Working Paper No. 5: Evaluating the Regulation of Independent Power Producers in a Hydro-Based Electricity System: Lessons for BC from Quebec and Norway, by Luke Faulks, updated version July 15, 2021
- National Observer editorial of paper
- Energi Media interview with Luke Faulks
- CERG releases Working Paper No. 4: The Case for Geothermal Power in Canada (Mar. 15, 2021)
- Energi Media video interview of geothermal working paper
- Geoenergy industry coverage of geothermal working paper
- Dr. Feyza Sahinyazan wins Small SSHRC for the study of indigenous power in Western Canada (Mar. 10, 2021)
- New article by Dr. Feyza Sahinyazan, SFU Business prof, on why most renewable mini grid projects in the South fail
- Energi Media video interview with Dr. Feyza Sahinyazan
- A SHARED Future: Interview with Dr. Anil (Andy) Hira, Simon Fraser University on BC's Utilities Commission Report, Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry.
- Why B.C. should reopen clean energy opportunities for Indigenous communities.
- Towards a Positive Sum Regulation of Indigenous Utilities in BC
CERG's Monthly Forum
- CERG holds a monthly presentation of research from an expert that is open to the public. Contact Andy Hira (email@example.com) for details.
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