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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
- CERG releases Working Paper No. 5: Evaluating the Regulation of Independent Power Porducers in a Hydro-Based Electricity System, by 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 renewable mini grids
- 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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