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The Transition Accelerator is aimed at delivering major, scalable system transitions to harness social and economic disruption to build viable transition pathways to a net-zero future. Our work identifies and advances only those transitions that are compelling, capable, and credible.

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Report: Getting on an Efficient Decarbonization Track

Report: Getting on an Efficient Decarbonization Track

This report’s objective is to quantify the economic benefits of creating better intertie capacity between electricity markets in northeastern North America. The benefits of better interconnecting northeastern electricity markets are significant in nature, but not widely acknowledged. Many decarbonization studies ignore integration, which is problematic when game-changing hydropower reservoirs could be used to help reduce the cost of integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable capacity.

Report: Autonomous Vehicles, Parking & the Real  Estate Sector

Report: Autonomous Vehicles, Parking & the Real Estate Sector

For the past 100 years, the automobile, especially personally owned vehicles, have greatly impacted the design of our cities and how we live in them. However, Canada’s personal mobility systems are poised to be radically transformed by the convergence of four disruptive technology and business model innovations: vehicle automation, connectivity, electrification and car sharing. Together, these innovations enable Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand (AMoD), whereby fleets of autonomous, connected and driverless vehicles will pick up and drop off passengers, effectively replacing the need for personal vehicle ownership, while providing a more convenient, safer and lower cost service.

Report: Hydrogen: An Overview – Eastern Canada

Report: Hydrogen: An Overview – Eastern Canada

SECTION 1 Thirty-six hydrogen-focused businesses identified through industry discussions, were surveyed for their perspectives on opportunities, challenges and progress in expanding the ‘hydrogen economy’. Fifteen of these companies provided detailed discussions on their current operations. SECTION 2 outlines active research programs in hydrogen production (25 research institutions), storage (16 institutions), and hydrogen utilization (13 institutions).