Island Lecture Series – March 2019: “From policy to action: Lessons from Samsø” with Jocelyn Plourde

From policy to action: Lessons from Samsø
with Jocelyn Plourde
Tuesday, March 19 | 7 p.m.
SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge | UPEI campus

The Island Lecture Series March lecture was Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and featured Jocelyn Plourde speaking about his Island Studies master’s research in Samsø, Denmark.

“From Policy to Action” is a research project that delves into the link between public policy and the deployment of renewable energy systems. At the heart of the research is a case study of the Danish island community of Samsø. Also known as the Renewable Energy Island, Samsø transitioned away from conventional (fossil fuel) energy sources to being 100% carbon-neutral in only ten years. As part of his presentation, researcher Jocelyn Plourde discussed the details of Samsø’s transition, the role of public policy in that transition, and the lessons that communities like Prince Edward Island can learn from Samsø’s example.

Jocelyn Plourde has lived in PEI for more than a decade. He lives in Charlottetown and teaches high school math and sciences at École La-Belle-Cloche, in Rollo Bay. Jocelyn obtained his degrees in sciences and in education at the University of Ottawa. His thesis titled “From Policy to Action – Renewable Energy in Samsø, Denmark” was written as part of UPEI’s Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) program, which he completed in June of 2018.

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

This concludes our lectures for this semester. Join us again in October!


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