Chad Walker, Ph.D.

Research - Teaching - Impact

Blog posts and other publications

Apr 17, 2024

Electric Vehicle (EV) Calculator: Estimates distance, time, and speed

Developed in collaboration with research assistant Joseph Fiander, this tool can help you calculate how far you can travel, and how long that trip will take, based on three main characteristics of the vehicle: 1. Range (in km) 2. Battery capacity (in ... (Link)

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Jun 27, 2023

Chad Walker and the CLEAN Lab awarded nearly $50,000 from Halifax's 2023 Accelerating to Zero Grant

As a result of this funding, Dr. Walker is recruiting a Masters student to study what a just solar energy future may look like in Halifax. The student will be paid at least $43,000 over two years. Click the link above to learn more. 

Feb 24, 2023

Dalhousie & HalifACT - Climate Engagement Series 2022 (Session #4)

To see my talk, “The ‘Right’ Kinds of Local Energy Projects”, skip to 38:18.  (Link)

Nov 11, 2022

UWaterloo Postdoc Fellowship Story - Everyone and every action matters


May 30, 2022

Seeking Solutions to Arctic Energy Security Locally Through Renewable Energy Transitions

By Vikas Menghwani, Postdoctoral Researcher and Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Researcher and Jackie Martin, Project Manager, University of Saskatchewan Energy security in the North remains a challenge for many communities.  Increasingly, however, comm...

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Feb 15, 2022

What does ‘local’ mean in emerging UK smart local energy systems?


Feb 10, 2021

Working with people directly involved in Smart Local Energy Systems to identify successful ways to engage with users (EnergyREV Blog)


Jun 1, 2017

Toolkit for Turbines: Wind Energy Development in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada

This toolkit is meant as a relatively high-level lay summary of some of the key findings from Chad Walker’s (Western University) PhD research which looked specifically at the social responses to facility siting processes for wind energy development in ... (Link)

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Mar 1, 2013

Towards Greater Acceptance of Wind Energy: A Review of Community Benefit Models

Summary Wind energy has emerged as one of the most viable and cost-effective means of addressing the intersecting problems of air pollution, energy security and climate change. Especially in Ontario, Canada however, the development of wind energy farms... (Link)

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