Canada’s Energy Leaders Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary


Canada’s Energy Leaders Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Final Article Is Now Available

We have now posted a total of 18 articles by Canada’s energy leaders in the Energy Council’s series on Energy in Canada @ 150 and Beyond.

As part of its commemoration of energy in Canada’s 150th year, the Energy Council of Canada has invited Canada’s energy leaders to share their insights in a series of articles written on topics of their choice.

These articles will reflect on energy developments to date, and then provide insights on what’s ahead for energy in Canada over the next 50 years. The range of topics is unlimited – policy, technology, transformation, innovation, and collaboration to name a few.

Recently Posted

The latest article is an important addition to the series.  It has been contributed by J P Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. His topic is very timely:  A Success Story: Aboriginal Power and Renewable Energy.  He highlights the growing strength of Aboriginal partnerships with corporate Canada, noting in particular the important role of renewable energy projects in Aboriginal economies. He calls on industry and government to focus on relationship building with Aboriginal communities in the pursuit of an equitable and prosperous economic future.

E-Book Coming Soon

The collection of articles are now being compiled into an e-publication for ease of reference and convenient downloading.

We hope that you enjoy reading these articles and we welcome your feedback on the observations and forward-looking insights provided by Canada’s energy leaders.


With best regards,

Graham Campbell


Energy Council of Canada

Table of Contents


Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

Policy Perspectives

A National Energy Strategy: The Holy Grail of Canadian Public Policy

Dr. Robert Skinner, President of KIMACAL Energy Strategies Ltd, a private advisory service.

A New Energy Future for Canada?

Michael Cleland, Senior Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Project, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Energy Research Institute and a member of the Board of Directors of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow).

Canada - Responsible Energy for the Globe  

Steve Williams, President and CEO, Suncor Energy

Cap-and-Invest: Financing Canada's Energy Transition to a Low Carbon Economy  

Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo


Hydropower: Storied Past, Brilliant Future

Canadian Hydropower Association

Wind Energy’s Coming of Age

Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Aboriginal Energy Business

A Sucess Story: Aboriginal Power and Renewable Energy  *NEW*

JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Energy Technology & Innovation

Five Possibilities for Energy Technology

John Barrett, President, Canadian Nuclear Association

John Stewart, Director of Policy and Research, Canadian Nuclear Association

Electricity and Regulation

Canada's Future is Electric

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity

The Power of Electrification  

David Collie, President & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority

Oil & Gas

Canada's Energy Story and Our Place in the World's Energy Future  

Tim McMillan, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 

Embracing the Excitement of Energy  

Al Monaco, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc., 2017 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

Energy Transformation

Disruptor or Disrupted: Canada's Role in the Changing Global Energy Market

Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada and 2016 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

Innovation and Energy Change

Bob Hanf, Vice Chair, World Energy Council North America Region; and Executive Vice President Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Emera

Energy Past ≠ Energy Future

Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada

Mutually Assured Disruption: Change and Change alike in Canada’s Electricity Sector

Robyn Budd, KPMG, Senior Consultant, Global Infrastructure Advisory

Ben Weir, Senior Policy Advisor, Renewables Policy Unit, Ontario Ministry of Energy 

Energy Transition in Canada – A Chance to Come Together

Arne Wohlschlegel, Vice President, Power & Gas, Siemens Canada