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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

AI, Sustainable Transport, and Low-Cost Rewards/Credits & Solar

In March 2016, Process Ecology published an article by Process/R&D Engineer Samaneh Hajipour titled "New Alberta Climate Change Policy: A Summary" that outlines the policies needed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, including the reduction of coal and oil, and increase the use of natural gas and renewable energy [1]. According to the Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel, "carbon pricing is the most flexible... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Active Transportation Mainstreets: The Franklin SpurLine Edited

There are two ways to meet the clean energy demands of the future – develop and deploy new technologies to capture and deliver the flows of solar, wind and water energy OR technology and behaviour change to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative product, the active transportation mainstreet (ATM), focuses on reduced consumption and behaviour change. 

Calgary is ranked 1st or 2nd in Canada for per capita energy consumption,... more »

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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Reducing Speed Limits on Calgary's Major Arteries

It is well known that air and road resistance to vehicles increases in a non-linear fashion, especially at higher speeds.  It is also well known that fuel efficiency and economy is proportionally reduced at these higher speeds causing unnecessarily higher fuel consumption and generation of GHG's.  Reduction of the maximum speed on Calgary's major arteries (ie: Deerfoot & Stoney Trails) to 80 kph is recommended.  This... more »

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Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels

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Together with Calgary-based Canada Chemical Corporation, and US-based Reform Earth Technologies, we are developing the world's first facility which will take Municipal Solid Waste and plastics and convert it directly into the cleanest burning diesel, or aviation fuel, available. This process would therefore make a substantial contribution to Calgary achieving net zero emissions by replacing fuel for municipal... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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