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CREATING LIKE NATURE On Biomimetics, Energy Policy and the Sustainable Design of Renewable Energy Futures

Church, Ryan (2014) CREATING LIKE NATURE On Biomimetics, Energy Policy and the Sustainable Design of Renewable Energy Futures. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Church, Ryan
Abstract:

In this paper, I will argue that Canada has the technological resources to achieve a sustainable biomimetic distributed energy system, and that policy innovation and behavioural change is needed to spur developments toward this preferred future. By studying how nature operates and optimizes processes - biomimicry - to the systemic production, storage and distribution of energy, I will be able to look holistically at the current energy structure in Canada and use foresight techniques to assess drivers, trends and ultimately paths for sustainable change-making at the policy level. I will also investigate policy structures in other regions where distributed energy grids has been tackled with more political courage to
highlight success cases and illuminate discussion. Finally, I will assess the possible futures that Canada could embark upon through the enactment of similar legislation.

Date: December 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomimicry, Design, Environmental, Renewable, Energy, Society, Policy, Foresight,and Systems.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 14:13
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/354

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