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[REPORT] CANADA NEEDS A FRESH APPROACH, NEW TOOLS TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC GOALS

Canada needs a fresh approach and new tools for climate policy that will dramatically reduce emissions while maintaining economic prosperity, says a joint report from the University of Calgary and Polytechnique Montréal. Current policy instruments like carbon pricing, fuel standards and clean energy incentives can achieve only incremental changes in the systems responsible for producing…

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FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTER VISITS INSTITUT DE L’ÉNERGIE TROTTIER

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, visited Polytechnique Montréal on January 18, 2018, and met with the team at the Institut de l’énergie Trottier. A tour lasting one-and-a-half hour had been organized to provide an overview of projects currently under way. Accompanied by Benoît Desforges, a Program Manager with Environment…

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SENIOR VISITING PROFESSOR OR VISITING SCHOLAR POSITION – SPECIALIZED IN ENERGY STORAGE

CALL FOR CANDIDATES (cliquez ici pour la version en français) Senior Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar Position, specialized in energy storage Institut de l’énergie Trottier Deadline for submission: 29 February 2018 PDF version Presentation and objectives The Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) of Polytechnique Montréal invites applicants to apply for the position of Senior Visiting…

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4th TROTTIER SYMPOSIUM : DAY 2

Summary of the two conferences on Day 2 of the 4th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design, held April 11-12, 2017, at Polytechnique Montréal. MOBILITY OF PERSONS Marie-Hélène Massot, a professor at École d’Urbanisme de Paris, took a critical look at measures taken in France to reduce people’s dependency on the automobile. The…

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4th TROTTIER SYMPOSIUM : DAY 1

Summary of the two conferences on Day 1 of the 4th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design, held April 11-12, 2017, at Polytechnique Montréal. THE REAPPROPRIATION OF HISTORY The Symposium opened with a look in the rear-view mirror from Peter Norton, associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the…

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Normand Mousseau Named Academic Director Of IET

The Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Normand Mousseau as Academic Director. This theoretical physicist takes the reins of the IET, with the benefit of a 20-plus year professional career that counts many successes in both higher education and research. In addition to a bachelor’s and a master’s…

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Trottier Energy Futures Project

The results of this ambitious project are now available. The TEFP is a multi-year research and modelling effort to determine how Canada can substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This is the first attempt to undertake a comprehensive quantitative engineering analysis of Canada’s future energy systems, with the target of achieving an 80 per cent…