Overcoming barriers to sustainable Arctic energy development through thermal storage (2019-2021) 01 Janvier 2019

The project is funded by the New Frontiers Research Fund (FNFR) and the Institut nordique du Québec. It is directed by Jasmin Raymond (INRS). Louis Gosselin, Christophe Krolik and Thierry Rodon are co-investigators in the project. 

Thierry Rodon, Louise Nachet, Christophe Krolik and Tommy Palliser published an article in Sustainability on the obstacles to the development of renewable energies in Nunavik:

Rodon, T., Nachet, L., Krolik, C. and Palliser, T., (2021) “Building Energy Sovereignty through Community-Based Projects in Nunavik”, Sustainability, 13(16), 9061. [online].

Inuit communities in Canada are overwhelmingly dependent on expensive and polluting local diesel-powered generators for electricity production. This article seeks to understand the legal and political obstacles relative to the development of renewable energy in Nunavik, Québec’s Inuit territory. 

Keywords: arctic; energy sovereignty; indigenous; Inuit; Nunavik; remote communities; renewable energy; sustainable development.