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Research networks

 

Current Research Projects

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Net Zero Carbon Economy

2021, Hoicka, CE, funding provided by the McConnell Foundation.

 

Completed Projects and Publications

Renewable energy transitions

  • Hoicka, C.E., Conroy, J., Coutinho, A., Zhao, Y. (2022). "Philanthropic organisations advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the net-zero carbon economy in Canada." Report prepared for the McConnell Foundation, Canada. Doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28861.74721 

  • Hoicka, C. E., Lowitzsch, J., Brisbois, M.C., Kumar, A., Ramirez Camargo, L., (2021) “Implementing a just renewable energy transition: Policy advice for transposing the new European rules for renewable energy communities.” Energy Policy. (156) 112435 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112435

  • Hoicka, C.E., Savic, K., Campney, A. (2021). “Reconciliation through renewable energy? A survey of Indigenous communities, involvement, and peoples in Canada” Energy Research & Social Science. 74, 101897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101897 A previous draft of this research was cited in Canada’s Net Zero Future by the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

  • Savic, K., Hoicka, C.E. (2021). “Reconciliation and self-determination through renewable energy? The perspective of economic development corporations of grid-connected First Nations communities” Report prepared for Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI). Available at: https://institute.smartprosperity.ca/publications/renewable-energy

  • Lowitzsch J, Hoicka CE, van Tulder F. (2020). “Renewable Energy Communities under the 2019 European Clean Energy Package – Governance Model for the Energy Clusters of the Future?” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 122, 109489, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109489

  • MacArthur, J, Hoicka, CE, Castleden, H. Das, R. Lieu, J. (2020). Perspective: Forging Canada’s Green New Deal: The Socio-political Foundations of Climate Resilient Infrastructure? Energy research and social science. 65. 101442 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101442

  • Wyse, S. M., and C. E. Hoicka. (2019). ‘By and For Local People’: Assessing the connection between Local Energy Plans and Community Energy. Local Environment 24(9). Taylor & Francis: 883–900. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2019.1652802

  • Hoicka, C. E., & MacArthur, J. L. (2019). The Infrastructure for Electricity: A Technical Overview In K. Hancock & J. Allison (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics. Oxford University Press.

  • Hoicka, C. E., & Rowlands, I. H. (2011). Solar and wind resource complementarity: Advancing options for renewable electricity integration in Ontario, Canada. Renewable Energy, 36(1), 97–107. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2010.06.004

 

 

 

Diffusion of low-carbon innovations to the demand-side

  • Hoicka, CE, Das, R. (2021) Viewpoint: Ambitious deep energy retrofits of buildings to accelerate the 1.5C energy transition in Canada. The Canadian Geographer.  65(1): 116–127. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12637

  • Hoicka, C. E., & Parker, P. (2018). Assessing the adoption of the house as a system approach to residential energy efficiency programs. Energy Efficiency, 11(2), 295–313. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-017-9564-x

  • Gliedt, T., Hoicka, C. E., & Jackson, N. (2018). Innovation intermediaries accelerating environmental sustainability transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 174(10), 1247–1261. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.054

  • Gliedt, T., & Hoicka, C. E. (2015). Energy upgrades as financial or strategic investment? Energy Star property owners and managers improving building energy performance. Applied Energy, 147, 430–443. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.02.028

  • Hoicka, C. E., Parker, P., & Andrey, J. (2014). Residential energy efficiency retrofits: How program design affects participation and outcomes. Energy Policy, 65, 594–607. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.053

  • Hoicka, C. E., & Parker, P. (2011). Residential energy efficiency programs, retrofit choices and greenhouse gas emissions savings: a decade of energy efficiency improvements in Waterloo Region, Canada. International Journal of Energy Research, 35, 1312–1324. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.1860