In the News

Below is a selection of recent Transition Accelerator news stories, and media releases.

august 5, 2021

The Hill Times

Ivey Foundation President Bruce Lourie and Canada Grid managing director Philip Duguay discuss how Canada is an outlier when it comes to regional power planning.

july 16, 2021

Energi Media

Canada Grid managing director Philip Duguay speaks with Markham Hislop on grid integration and how it builds resiliency accross North America.

july 16, 2021

Canada’s National Observer

Canada Grid managing director Philip Duguay discusses the need for provinces and US states to come together for vast grid integration. 

july 15, 2021

Radio-Canada Le Café Show

Pierre-Oliver Pineau speaks with Radio-Canada about the importance of grid integration.

july 15, 2021

Global News Edmonton

Ivey Foundation president Bruce Lourie and Canada Grid Managing Director Phillip Duguay discuss the need to build a more resillient grid accross Canada.

april 15, 2021

Edmonton Journal

Transition Accelerator president and CEO Dan Wicklum said in the coming months and years, people will begin to see trucks, buses and trains operating with hydrogen power.

April 14, 2021

The Globe and Mail

Canada’s first hydrogen hub launched Wednesday just outside Edmonton, a $2-million effort that will act as a focal point for developing a domestic industry that is projected to be worth $50-billion to $100-billion each year by 2050.

April 14, 2021

Global News Edmonton

Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB launch coverage and interview with Dan Wicklum starts at the 11:45 mark.

April 14, 2021

CHED Afternoons with J’lyn Nye

Interview with Mayor Alanna Hnatiw and Dan Wicklum on the launch of Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB

April 13, 2021

The Narwhal

“The world is in a hydrogen fervour,” Dan Wicklum, president and CEO of the Transition Accelerator, a Canadian charity advocating for “transformational change,” says on a video call.

december 16, 2020

The Globe and Mail

The Transition Accelerator, a climate-focused non-profit pushing for the development of a hydrogen economy in Alberta, consulted on the federal hydrogen strategy. Its chief executive officer, Dan Wicklum, told The Globe and Mail the plan is a rare instance where all parts of Canada could benefit economically from the move to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050.

January 28, 2021

CBC News

A new report from Canada’s private-sector funded Transition Accelerator insists governments must continue to pick winners to rebuild Canada’s economy, and has some suggestions of what that should look like.

november 19, 2020

The National Observer

Alberta is at a climate crossroads, and a group of Edmonton-area mayors believe they have hit upon a solution. The province’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force, led by the mayors of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, and Sturgeon, Strathcona and Lamont counties, is advocating for a hydrogen economy to be based in their region.

november 17, 2020

The Financial Post

Wicklum said governments previously tried to reduce emissions by mandating certain sectors reduce their emissions to targeted levels either through regulation or taxation, but a hydrogen-based energy system could enable countries around the world to set and meet net-zero carbon targets.

november 16, 2020

ARC Ideas Podcast

This week our guests are Mayor Alanna Hnatiw of Sturgeon County (the home of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland) and Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton. Both Mayors are leaders on the Alberta Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force. The group just released a report on the market potential for hydrogen in the region, titled: “Building a Transition Pathway To A Vibrant Hydrogen Economy In The Alberta Industrial Heartland.”

november 16, 2020

Global News

A study released Monday says that an area northeast of Edmonton would be an ideal spot to develop Alberta’s hydrogen industry. The study, put together for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force by the energy emissions research group Transition Accelerator, says the region could be developed into a hub that supplies hydrogen to the Edmonton area and beyond.

november 16, 2020

The Transition Accelerator

Released today, the new report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force lays out a roadmap for how to implement a hydrogen as fuel economy in the Greater Edmonton Region.

november 9, 2020

Electric Autonomy Canada

Enter the Canadian ZEV Industry Coalition — a new initiative that is the result of the combined efforts of The Transition Accelerator and Electric Mobility Canada groups and supported by Dunsky Energy Consulting.

november 9, 2020

The Transition Accelerator

The Transition Accelerator and Electric Mobility Canada (supported by Dunsky Energy Consulting) are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at building a robust, cross-Canada Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) industry supply chain.

october 6, 2020

Global News

The UCP government believes Alberta is in a prime position to become a world leader in hydrogen. The fuel is being touted as a potential game changer for the province’s natural gas sector. Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon interviews The Transition Accelerator CEO Dan Wicklum.

september 15, 2020

ARC Energy Ideas Podcast

A recently published Transition Accelerator report suggests that hydrogen could represent a $C 100 billion per year economic opportunity for Canada. This week our guests are Dan Wicklum, President and CEO of the Transition Accelerator and David Layzell, Research Director at the Transition Accelerator.

september 9, 2020

Corporate Knights – Max Fawcett

“I think we’re just in the first few months of a fundamental retooling of energy systems that could very well dominate for generations to come,” says Dan Wicklum, CEO of The Transition Accelerator, a pan-Canadian non-profit dedicated to maximizing Canadian opportunities in the ongoing energy transition.

august 18, 2020

National Observer – David McKie

“People balk at big, public infrastructure spending, but my gosh, take a look at the history of this country,” says Dan Wicklum. “Pipelines and rural roads and highways. There’s always big public investment. That is something that other countries are doing and Canada needs to do as well.”

july 22, 2020

Research Money – Mark Mann

As R$ correspondent Mark Lowey has reported, momentum is growing rapidly to build a clean hydrogen economy in Canada, providing a “transition pathway” for the fossil fuel industry to start producing “blue hydrogen” by upgrading natural gas, while capturing and storing the carbon.

july 15, 2020

Edmonton Journal – David Staples

“This is California saying they are exterminating internal combustion engines for trucks before 2050,” says Dan Wicklum, CEO of the Transition Accelerator, a new non-profit group pushing technological transformation and greenhouse gas reduction in Canada.

june 19, 2020

The Globe and Mail – Adam Radwanski

In an interview, Dan Wicklum – who heads the Transition Accelerator, a new non-profit leading the Canadian hydrogen push – said he expects the strategy that Ottawa is promising this summer will “set a context” rather than commit funding. But he argued for the public money to start flowing very shortly thereafter, ideally through the establishment of a new independent entity.

Publié le 9 Juin, 2020

Radio-Canada – Tiphanie Roquette

“Tout comme le diésel a dominé les générations passées, l’hydrogène pourrait très bien être la source principale d’énergie des générations futures,” rêve Dan Wicklum, qui est le PDG de l’Accélérateur de transition, l’organisme qui chapeaute le groupe de travail.

may 14, 2020

The Transition Accelerator

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force, an independent working group created to develop a framework to implement a hydrogen economy in the region, was officially launched today.

may 19, 2020

The Globe and Mail – Adam Radwanski

Transition Accelerator CEO Dan Wicklum says that if governments invest in hydrogen infrastructure in the region, such as fuelling stations, it could help establish enough demand to encourage nationwide scale-up and exports.

may 14, 2020

Corporate Knights – David Layzell and Dan Wicklum

Picture a Canada where hydrogen is the focus of a pan-Canadian strategy that would have all provinces working together for a net-zero emission energy future that revitalizes our economy and again positions Canada as an energy superpower.