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Clean energy future

October 28, 2022 - knowlEDGE

Rural and Indigenous communities are poised to play a central role in Canada’s low-carbon energy future, according to one of Canada’s top energy transition researchers. UVic geographer and civil engineer Christina Hoicka explains that as the impacts of climate change grow, a massive upscaling of renewable energies will be required.

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Fossil fuel stocks reduced--new decarbonization target for portfolio

November 17, 2021 - Media release

The University of Victoria Foundation announced today that as of September 30, it no longer has holdings of companies in its equity portfolio involved in the extraction and processing of coal, oil or natural gas. Further, the foundation has also adopted a new responsible investment policy that sets a target to reduce the carbon intensity of all investments by 45 per cent by 2030.

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Wind buoy could help remote coastal communities ditch diesel dependence

November 10, 2021 - Media release

Clean energy projects such as this reflect UVic’s commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. In particular, the UVic wind buoy project aligns with UN SDG Goal 7—to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

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