Kevin Palmer-Wilson is a University of Victoria post-doctoral fellow in search of low-carbon options for Canada’s energy future. He has created new methods for estimating British Columbia’s geothermal potential, forecasting the land area associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta, and investigating the infrastructure requirements of electrifying Metro Vancouver’s heating and transport sectors. Before joining UVic’s Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic), Kevin developed on-shore wind farms in southern Germany. His masters in Renewable Energy Management brought him to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga in search of wind resources that replace diesel fuel imports. Kevin has helped design, manufacture and race a solar powered car through Australia for the World Solar Challenge. He is a nerd about maps, loves coding for fun, and thoroughly enjoys zipping around Victoria on his bike. Kevin is a mechanical engineer and industrial mechanic by training, and a member of Green College at the University of British Columbia.