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

 

Introduction

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.

Articles Posted on Canada Day 2017

Foreword
Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

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).

Wind Energy’s Coming of Age
Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association.

Five Possibilities for Energy Technology
John Barrett, President, Canadian Nuclear Association
John Stewart, Director of Policy and Research, Canadian Nuclear Association.

 

Three new articles have just been posted.

Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada, has written on Disruptor or Disrupted: Canada’s Role in the Changing Global Energy Market.  Her article describes the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we live, and how we can go about securing a place for Canadian energy resources within it.

Two articles contributed on behalf of energy industry associations complete this posting.  They focus on the role of renewables in end-use applications and on the opportunities for hydropower.

Canada’s Future is Electric has been contributed by the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity, representing four industry associations involved in renewable energy. This article provides an overview of Canada’s uniquely strong and still expanding position in renewable generation, and the foundation this provides for deeper electrification and decarbonisation across the building, transportation and industrial sectors.

An article from the Canadian Hydropower Association entitled Hydropower: Storied Past, Brilliant Future outlines how hydropower has delivered major environmental benefits to date and has helped Canada create one of the world’s cleanest electricity grids. With unmatched dispatchability, hydropower provides Canada with a key strategic advantage.

Please have a look at the articles as they are posted here during the year.  Near the end of the year, the articles will be 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.

Foreword         

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

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).

Wind Energy’s Coming of Age

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

Five Possibilities for Energy Technology

John Barrett, President, Canadian Nuclear Association

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

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

Canada's Future is Electric

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity

Hydropower: Storied Past, Brilliant Future

Canadian Hydropower Association