Building a better understanding of impact assessment and energy development

Photo credit. Fortis BC; 2017 natural gas Coastal Transmission System Upgrade Project, construction in the Vancouver area.

Researchers at CEAR have been helping to build a better understanding on the state of research and knowledge about energy transportation, and the development of new energy sectors in BC and the north.  Our work includes analyses of published literature to understand the state of knowledge; charting trends in system performance and safety; and examining innovation in design, construction, and regulation.

In collaboration with researchers from other universities we are advancing new projects on renewable energy for remote and northern locales in Canada.

We have also worked with the First Nations LNG Alliance in BC to help develop community information material about the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in BC. This provides UBC graduate researchers an opportunity to build new skills, and communicate their knowledge and research to communities interested in the development of the LNG sector.