Cover Unique Global Energy Summit On-line
WATERLOO, ON, June 5, 2011 /CNW/ - In 2030, when you plug in your
toaster, car or smart phone, where will the electricity come from? Or,
will the electrons be there at all?
In the midst of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster and as summer peak
electricity demand looms in the northern hemisphere, world-leading
energy scientists, future leaders and a group of experienced advisors
are meeting in a unique think-tank experiment to envision how we can
best prepare for a sustainable and safe global electricity future.
Launches June 5th (to 9th) at 1:00pm with an Address from the Governor General of Canada
Over four days of private working sessions, a panel consisting of a
dozen scientific experts will share and debate their visions and technological expertise for the
generation, distribution and storage of electricity looking towards the
year 2030, overseen by seasoned mentors and a forum of next-generation
leaders charting a course for implementation.
After half-a-century of promise, will fusion power finally deliver its
first electricity? Can we safely rely on recycling and re-using nuclear
fuel? Does our electricity future include paint-on photovoltaic panels
that will split water to produce hydrogen gas for electricity
"Our goal is to tackle the energy challenges of this century from a
scientific perspective first - and then factor in the economic, social
and environmental implications, leaving politics until last," says
Wilson da Silva, moderator for the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030.
Over a dozen public events streamed live and on-demand
In tandem to the working sessions, the Equinox Summit aims to renew the
energy dialogue in homes across the globe through a series of plenary
sessions, topical lectures, and live panel debates on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin - all streamed live online and on-demand.
The Equinox Summit is the inaugural event of the Waterloo Global Science
Initiative and is taking place at Perimeter Institute - a world-leading
centre for theoretical physics.
"It's a perfect venue for a future-looking energy summit," says da
"Science has been the greatest single factor contributing to the health,
prosperity and the advancement of our civilization. It is
transformative, and that's the kind of power we need to tap in order to
solve some of these really gargantuan challenges."
Cover the event on-line - here's how:
Watch over a dozen public events streaming live at http://wgsi.org/video
Visit http://wgsi.org and sign up for our mailing list to receive daily top takeaways and story ideas.
Use the hashtag #EquinoxSummit, or glimpse inside the strategy sessions with #EquinoxInside and a
constant stream of photos at our wgsisummit Flickr stream
Founded in 2009, the non-profit Waterloo Global Science Initiative
(WGSI) is a partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical
Physics and the University of Waterloo. WGSI aims to present highly
focused international conferences that can advance dialogue and
catalyze the long-range thinking necessary for scientific and
technological solutions of the future.
Contact the Equinox Summit dedicated media newsroom for help arranging interviews with event
participants, or for media enquiries. The media room is open June 5 to
SOURCE Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
For further information:
Equinox Summit Media Newsroom Contact:
+1-519-569-7600 ext. 7506