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Director Anne Naeth explains why meeting the global energy needs of today and tomorrow requires a collective, systems-based approach.

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Energy Week 2021

Energy Week showcases leading University of Alberta researchers and teachers who are helping to shape the ways we generate, use, and manage energy. 

From September 20 - 24, 2021, we invite you to participate in exciting programming, including the Future Energy Systems Research Symposium, Become an Earth Doctor family game night, Dr. Steve Bergens's Energy Talk, the North American Energy Dialogue, and the launch of the new FES children's book series, The Energy Adventures of Tommy and Remi!

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Energy Systems Seminar Series

The University of Alberta Energy Systems Signature Area (ESSA) and the Future Energy Systems Research Program are proud to present the Energy Systems Seminar Series, which unites the diverse, world-leading talent at Canada's leading energy research institution, with global expertise to provide valuable insights into energy today, tomorrow, and far into the future.

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Current Mini-Series:

North American Energy Dialogue

Pipeline in Alaska crossing a snowy field in front of a forest treeline.

The energy markets of Canada, the United States, and Mexico are becoming increasingly interdependent as physical infrastructure and commodities trade continues to grow across North America. The University of Alberta, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Tecnologico de Monterrey are leading research-intensive universities in their respective countries, each possessing strong energy focused expertise.

The three universities are uniquely positioned to create a platform that enables discussion and analysis on energy policy, through a North American perspective, and are now offering a series of webinars will include insights from experts from the three countries as well as perspectives from government, academia, industry, and think tanks. Click here to learn more!


Global Energy Systems Conference

In 2023, the University of Alberta Energy Systems Signature Area will host the Global Energy Systems Conference.

The conference will encompass all areas of energy research, from generation to storage and transmission to societal impacts and regulation. We invite you to be part of the conversation. Click here for more information.


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The University of Alberta is proud to host hundreds of leading researchers and graduate students working on energy projects. Read about the latest and greatest in energy systems research at the University of Alberta through the Energy Systems newsfeed, Energy in Action.

Energy Systems in the News

The University of Alberta launches the ‘Energy Systems’ signature area, bringing together 500 experts to drive research and teaching around how we make, use, and govern energy.

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Steacie winner Hongbo Zeng's work on surface interactions at the nano scale could unlock solutions in everything from the oilsands to biomedicine.

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Murray Gingras, the 2019 C.R. Stelck Chair in Petroleum Geology, delves into the history behind the prestigious appointment at the University of Alberta.

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May 6 - 11, hear from the leading experts who are helping to shape the ways we create, use, and manage energy.

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Takes a look at the energy transitions that have already happened across history and the challenges facing us today.

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Students say the real EcoCar prize is leading technological change and learning new skills.

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Inactive wells are posing health and safety risks and lowering land values, say experts who add the will only grow if not addressed.

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New funding from Alberta Innovates supports pilot project with Albertan oil and gas company.

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Principal Investigator Arman Hemmati conducts renewable energy research while seeking to reduce emissions from pipelines.

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Cost of energy used by data centres could be used encourage sustainable practices.

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$4 million from Lockheed Martin means David Bressler’s biofuel technology is one step closer to commercialization.

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As the world's energy sources slowly shift, there's an opportunity to include everyone in the transition.

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