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Why Walmart Canada rejected electric vehicles on Vancouver Island
Plus, low-carbon solutions are like snowflakes, according to a UVic professor.
Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo. In this issue, read about snowflake-y solutions for a low-carbon future, a regional tsunami information system making waves, where Walmart’s EVs are headed, and the Greater Victoria Chamber Member of the Year.
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Now, onto today’s briefing. It’s 631 words, a three-minute read.
Interdisciplinary approach needed for low-carbon communities, says UVic prof
They say every snowflake is unique, its shape changing as it floats through the air until it lands.
The same goes for low-carbon community solutions — or so says Curran Crawford, executive director of the Accelerating Community Energy Transformation (ACET) initiative: a research program with partners across Canada and around the world.
For Crawford, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Victoria, the key to a low-carbon future for many communities lies in the adoption of an interdisciplinary approach that recognizes specific local needs.
“Our goal is nothing less than helping to transform community energy systems and developing scalable solutions that can be replicated around the world,” Curran said of the seven-year research program. “We are also nurturing the emerging great minds the world is counting on as never before.”
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🔋I spend so much energy: Walmart Canada rejected electric vehicles for its Vancouver Island facilities. The company’s three new electric Freightliner truckers in B.C. will be used at its Surrey operation, where there is access to more EV infrastructure.
👀 Only now do I see the big picture: Local web developer and entrepreneur James Gatsi won the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Member of the Year award. “He brings a practical and entrepreneurial lens to the big issues we’re working to address as the voice of business in Greater Victoria,” said Chamber CEO Bruce Williams.
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