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Gagnon to address state of renewable energy development

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Yves Gagnon, professor of engineering at the University of Moncton, Edmundston Campus (UMCE), will deliver the opening conference of the Days of Graduate Studies and Research to be held from March 18 to March 22.

The conference, to which the public is invited, will be held Monday, March 18, at 12 noon at local PSL-600. It will be entitled “State of the development of renewable energies: A Global Perspective” and will be presented to local PSL-600 Simon-Larouche Pavilion Edmundston campus.

The presentation will focus on the state of development of renewable energy, with a global perspective. Relying on data from different international agencies, the state of development of wind, solar, tidal, biomass and small hydro, Gagnon will discuss renewable energy with examples of application in several countries.

Moreover, for these types of renewable energy, mapping the availability of resources in different territories will be presented for Canada, Asia and Africa. This type of mapping is the first step in the development of renewable energy on a territory.

An engineer accredited by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, Gagnon has served as a visitor on the Research Council Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) of Canada; he was president and CEO (founder) of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation; and was assistant vice president, research, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and holds the KC Irving Chair in Sustainable Development at the University of Moncton. 

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