Overview:The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is a recognized leader in sustainable energy research.
WISE connects industry and research partners with 100+ faculty in engineering, environment, science, arts and math and provides access to world-class labs and facilities at the University of Waterloo.
Our mission is to conduct original research and provide solutions that can be implemented by government, industry, and civil society. Ultimately, we're aiming to develop energy systems and policies that meet the test of long-term sustainability.
The Affordable Energy for Humanity Global Change Initiative is an emerging international collaboration between the world's leading scientists, technology developers and practitioners on the topic of universal energy access. The vision of the consortium (comprising 150 plus leading energy access researchers and practitioners from 49 institutions and 22 countries) is to deliver the next generation technologies, innovations and practical solutions that will drive the costs of energy services to a level low enough for a revolution in energy access without the need for tax incentives and subsidies.
WISE continues to intensify communication and outreach programs to share the knowledge created and to cultivate energy literacy. WISE and the University of Waterloo are becoming internationally recognized as leaders in addressing the global energy challenge.