MEDIA ADVISORY - Heading towards a global energy roadmap: Preliminary outcomes of the global energy meet to be released at 2 pm ET on June 9, 2011


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?

WATERLOO, ON, June 8, 2011 - 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? At 2 pm ET on June 9th, 2011 - following four days of closed-door working sessions and over a dozen public events - the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 will conclude with the presentation of its major outcomes. This presentation, known as the Equinox Communiqué, will summarize the results of the private working sessions involving pioneering scientific experts, next-generation leaders from around the globe, and seasoned advisors from science, engineering, public policy, and industry. Specifically, the presentation will discuss key technologies and implementation strategies relating to electricity production, distribution and storage that could transform the current carbon-heavy scenario.

Date:   June 9, 2011
     
Time:   2:00pm to 3:30pm
     
Place:       Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 31 Caroline St N  Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5

Cover in-person Please contact the Equinox Summit Media Centre newsroom@wgsi.org regarding media seats, your camera requirements, booking of pool feed (if needed) and other logistics. Media must arrive onsite no later than 1:15pm to ensure seating and feeds as required. Cover online Watch the Equinox Summit's concluding session livestream at 2 pm ET at http://wgsi.org/video. This presentation will also be archived online for on-demand viewing at a later date. The Equinox Communiqué document will be published online following the Summit's closing session and available at http://wgsi.org/content/newsroom. Contact the Equinox Summit's dedicated media room at newsroom@wgsi.org for help arranging interviews with Summit participants, or for any other media enquiries. Visit http://wgsi.org and sign up for the Equinox Summit mailing list to receive updates. About the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 examines the world's energy concerns and the need for cleaner and more sustainable generation, distribution and storage of electricity. The Summit is unique in that it brings together pioneering scientific experts with next-generation leaders from around the globe, all of whom are supported by the mentorship of seasoned advisors from science, engineering, public policy, and industry. The Summit is focused around the cooperative creation of a blueprint document that shortlists a set of key technologies that could transform the current carbon-heavy scenario, as well as providing a roadmap on how to implement these innovations by 2030. TVO is the presenting media partner for the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030. For more information about the Summit, visit http://wgsi.org. About Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) is a non-profit partnership, founded in October 2009, between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo. WGSI's mandate is to catalyze long term thinking and solutions to the world's most fundamental social, environmental and economic challenges using science and technology. WGSI provides a rare opportunity for great minds to come together, share new ideas and collectively work towards a better future. For more information, visit http://wgsi.org. For further information: Media information: Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 Media Centre +1-519-569-7600 ext. 7506 newsroom@wgsi.org RJ Taylor Waterloo Global Science Initiative 519-569-7600, ext. 5371 226-220-8387 (cell) rtaylor@perimeterinstitute.ca Michael Strickland University of Waterloo 519-888-4777, ext. 84777 519-573-1663 (cell) mstrickl@uwaterloo.ca Lisa Lambert Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 519-569-7600, ext. 5051 llambert@perimeterinstitute.ca

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