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Energy Innovations: A Disruptive Force for a Better World?

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Energy Innovations: A Disruptive Force for a Better World?

with Dr. Jatin Nathwani

Two key challenges of the global energy system will be with us for the rest of this century: the threat of climate change and the requirement to provide clean, affordable energy to every person on the earth for their needs. That there is an urgent need for a global transition to a low carbon energy future is clearly evident: what is less obvious is recognition of the importance of access to affordable energy as a fundamental enabler of human betterment.

Professor Nathwani will highlight the emerging innovations that form the basis of a scientific, technological and social innovations needed to support new talent and business models for revolutionary change to deliver on the promise of a low carbon energy future with universal energy access.





Professor Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo.

The vision of the Institute is simple: clean energy, accessible and affordable for all.

WISE brings together the expertise of 110+ faculty members to develop and implement large-scale multi-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with business, industry, governments and civil society groups.

His current focus is on implementing a ‘Global Change Initiative – Affordable Energy 4 Humanity (AE4H)’ comprising a consortium of 150+ leading energy access researchers and practitioners from 50 institutions and 25 countries. The goal is eradication of energy poverty.

Prior to his appointment at the University in 2007, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector over a 30 year period. He brings a unique combination of academic perspectives with extensive experience in the business sector that includes corporate planning and strategy, energy sector policy developments, power system planning, environmental and regulatory affairs and research program management.

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