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Last streamed live on Mar 15, 2018
Around the world, there is growing interest in decentralized sources of energy production and distribution. Costs of solar, wind, and energy-efficiency technologies have also been dropping, making them attractive alternatives to fossil fuels. But those changes disrupt the business model of utilities and present unique challenges and opportunities.
Martin Boucher, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, talks about his research on socio-technical energy transitions and discusses his preliminary thoughts about his work-in-progress, comparing transitions in three Northern cities: Saskatoon in Canada, Lulea in Sweden, and Anchorage.