Meeting info

Re: EMTF Breakfast Presentation

April 4th, 2018, 7am
Confederation Inn
3330 Fairlight Drive

Presentation - This presentation will focus on preliminary findings from a serious of interviews with stakeholders in the energy sector in Lulea. Lulea is a mid-sized city located near the Arctic in Sweden. The city has been successful at implementing a low-cost, reliable, and low-carbon energy system that serves the residents and the robust industrial activities of Lulea. The presentation will discuss the historical and current context of Lulea’s energy system and possible pathways forward.

This presentation is a part of a larger project on a comparative analysis of cities in Sweden, Canada, and the US.

Martin Boucher - is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan's School of Environment and Sustainability, Canada, researching socio-technical transitions and sustainable energy pathways. He has received a number of top awards for this work including: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, Peter MacKinnon Fellowship, and the Nexen Sustainable Energy Scholarship. Martin completed his BSc in Natural Science from the University of Waterloo in 2008 and his MA from Athabasca University with a research focus on the political economy of sustainable urbanization in 2014. Previous to entering his doctoral program and while working through his MA, Martin was the Ottawa general manager of an environmental and civil engineering firm C3 Group. His role included conducting reserve fund studies, performance audits, condition assessments, construction project management, asset management planning, construction tendering, energy efficiency audits and quality assurance, rehabilitation and restoration studies, and forensic investigations.


7:00am – 7:15am – Arrive & register
7:15am – 7:50am – Breakfast, introductions, current events, open discussion
7:50am – 8:30am – Presentation
8:30am – 8:40am – Q & A

Martin Boucher (EMTF Saskatoon presentation comittee).

EMTF Saskatoon, c/o William Popiel (Webmaster),
242 Tennant Crescent, Saskatoon, SK. S7H 4Y8