Electricity advisory committee delivers report to Energy and Natural Resources Canada

Energy and Natural Resources Canada has released the report of the Canada Electricity Advisory Council (CEAC), entitled Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success (“the Report”). CEAC delivered the Report to the Minister on 27 May 2024. In May 2023, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources convened CEAC. The Minister asked it […]

Q1 Newsletter March 31, 2024

Q1 Newsletter: March 31, 2024 A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT Energy Transition – what does it mean to you? It’s impossible to read any news about the energy sector without encountering the term “transition”. The word is becoming one that is widely used, generally accepted, but with a range of interpretations. I mentioned once before […]

Siemens Energy Canada and Atura Power Hydrogen Blending Project at Halton Hills

Siemens Energy Canada and Atura Power have teamed up to explore solutions for reducing GHG emissions from natural gas fired electricity generation. The two companies are collaborating on a project to blend hydrogen with the natural gas stream at Atura’s Halton Hills Generating station in Ontario. Arne Wohlschlegel, Managing Director of Siemens Energy Canada, and […]

Jacob Irving Op Ed in The Hill Times, 29 February 2024

On 29 February 2024, ECC President Jacob Irving published an Op Ed in The Hill Times newspaper. The head of the International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, had visited Canada in 2023. In answer to a question about Canada’s role in reducing GHG emissions, Dr. Birol pointed to the country’s leading position in Carbon Capture […]

Newsletter December 31, 2023

Newsletter December 31 , 2023 A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT Hydrogen to the rescue? Canada has set ambitious targets to reduce GHG emissions. Increasing the use of electricity to displace current high-emission energy sources is the core of Canada’s approach and that of many other countries. Given our 80% emission-free electricity industry and its expansion […]

ECC President Jacob Irving interviewed on 360Energy podcast

Energy Council of Canada President and CEO, Jacob Irving, was interviewed on the podcast 360 on Energy and Carbon. The episode was part of an ongoing series of discussions about aspects of the energy transition. It was released this week on YouTube. Mr. Irving explained the nature and mission of the ECC and explained the […]

Newsletter September 30, 2023

Newsletter September 30, 2023 A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT Canada’s place in a global energy market In 2019 the Energy Council of Canada launched the North American and International Outreach program (NAIO). We conceived it as a unique means for Canada to get the message out internationally about the strength and diversity of our energy […]

Newsletter June 30, 2023

Newsletter June 30, 2023 A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT Workforce evolution I’ve never been comfortable with the idea that there is an energy “transition” underway. I think the term “evolution” is more accurate. Energy industries are responding to changing economics, technology, consumer preference, and government policy, as they always have. For example, the dominant suppliers […]


Guest Column | Rubrique spéciale – Michelle Branigan, Directrice générale, Ressources humaines, industrie électrique du Canada (RHIEC) | CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) INVITATION À L’INTENTION DE L’INDUSTRIE – RHIEC LANCE UN NOUVEAU SONDAGE CONCERNANT L’INFORMATION SUR LE MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL POUR LE SECTEUR DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ : RÉPONDEZ À L’APPEL  Les stratégies commerciales, les […]