Environment and climate change represent some of the most difficult problems facing modern society. For two centuries fossil fuels have powered the rise of industrial civilization, bringing increased affluence and improved quality of life. They still provide 80% of the world’s energy as well as feedstocks for the manufacture of many products including steel, fertilizers, chemicals and plastics.
Today we understand that our energy systems — heavily reliant on fossil fuels — are having profound effects on our world including driving climate change, increasing pollution and contributing to deforestation, putting our future at risk. The quest to build a prosperous and equitable net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in Canada has emerged as a fundamental task confronting this generation.
The MA in Sustainable Energy prepares you to be a part of this crucial process by strengthening your background in the technical and political dimensions of energy problems and decision-making. Following an interdisciplinary approach, you will examine the engineering considerations, the economic implications and the policy instruments that affect the public and private choices around sustainable energy. By becoming conversant in these domains, you will be able to interpret and respond to energy issues holistically and to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries.
Friday, January 14, 2022
January 21: Sustainable Energy Open House
Interested in being a part of the sustainability transition? Thinking about graduate school? Join us online Friday, January 21 from 1:00-2:00 Eastern Time (ET) to learn about our master's programs in Sustainable Energy...
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Andreas Malango: MA Sustainable Energy
What were you doing/studying before joining SPPA? The journey I have been on since fleeing my country of origin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been an arduous one. Having limited educational opportunities as a refugee,...
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Alexandra Mallett and Lisa Mills Publish Article in The Extractive Industries and Society
Environmental impacts of mining in Brazil and the environmental licensing process: Changes needed for changing times? Alexandra Mallett,...
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