Energy Systems and the Environment: Leaks, Losses and Lessons Learned

Date(s) - 17/02/2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

No matter the type, all forms of energy have environmental impacts. This session will examine the environmental impacts that conventional energy systems continue to have, as well as the cumulative impacts of developing and deploying renewable energy systems. We will also discuss tools we can use to compare the total impacts of different systems across their life cycle, and techniques and methods for mitigating and remediating environmental damage.

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Scott Chang | Professor (Forest Soils and Nutrient Dynamics), Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Amalesh Dhar | Research Associate, Department of Renewable Resource, University of Alberta
Sylvia Sleep | Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary
Dani Degenhardt | Research Scientist, Ecosystem Health Science Program, Natural Resources Canada and Adjunct Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Moderated by Daniel S. Alessi | Associate Professor and Encana Chair in Water Resources, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta