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Quebecers have long boasted about their virtuous path to clean energy. According to theMinistère des Ressources naturelles, 97 per cent of all electricity generated in Quebec is considered ‘green.’ The province has established itself as a global leader in hydroelectricity, and more recently as a major pioneer in wind energy.
On May 14, tech entrepreneur and McGill alumnus, Lorne Trottier, officially announced his latest contribution to higher education and science at the “Toward a 100% Clean-Energy Quebec” conference held at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
The conference kicked-off Trottier’s newest endeavour, L’Institut de l’Énergie Trottier (IET) atÉcole Polytechnique, mirroring his venture last year, McGill’s equivalent Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). As innovative think tanks, both IET and TISED tackle our future energy sector challenges through education, research, and community outreach, aiming to teach sustainability to Quebec’s next generation of engineers and scientists.
Established in 2010 as a partnership between the Trottier Family Foundation, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Trottier Energy Futures Project (TEFP) takes the initiative to answer today’s hottest questions surrounding the reduction of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project serves as a catalyst for progress in Canada’s energy sector by promoting various challenges that revolve around the fossil fuel industry. These include net zero energy buildings, bioenergy, supply chain strategy, and transportation, while also addressing the hurdles of financing a low carbon future.
TEFP promotes low-carbon technologies and practices such as reducing energy intensive industrial processes, developing carbon capture and storage, and the further development of nuclear energy.
In spite of Canada’s shift toward lucrative black gold and the prospect of huge profits from shale gas, Quebec’s dedication to a post-carbon economy has so far remained firm.

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