2010 WEC Montreal
The Canadian Centre for Energy Information exists to talk about energy, which is why we will participate in the 2010 World Energy Congress (WEC): a five-day event about all things energy.
Steven Bright, Senior Advisor for the Centre for Energy will present his paper and take part in a panel discussion at WEC on September 15. The panel's topic, “Public awareness and involvement in decision making: the main success factors,” is a natural choice for the Centre, given that public involvement requires a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of energy choices. Energy literacy continues to be one of the primary drivers for the Centre for Energy's programming.
Steven's presentation is based on his technical paper entitled “A Crucial Nexus: Literacy, Endowment and Public Consultation in Energy Decision Making”. He will be discussing public awareness and decision-making alongside an eclectic panel of speakers from Canada, the US, Brazil and Algeria.
Centre for Energy Partners active at WEC include:
On Monday, September 13, 2010
Malcolm Brown, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, will be part of a issue session discussing the challenges of the regionalization and globalization of energy markets.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association, will be part of a panel discussion on renewables and alternate energies in the global energy mix. Currently, hydropower is the only significant source of reliable, renewable power. But with recent advances in more efficient technologies that can generate power from wind, solar, biomass and geothermal at competitive prices, other sources of renewable energy will have more of an impact on our energy choices.
Alberta's Deputy Energy Minister Peter Watson, will take part in a session on unconventional sources of fossil fuels. As conventional sources of oil and gas decline and demand continues to increase around the world, the development of new technologies for extracting resources from unconventional sources comes into play.
Donna Kirkwood, Acting Director General, Atlantic and Western Canada Branch, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, will participate in a discussion on the Arctic's real energy potential. Robert McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Government of the Northwest Territories will also take part in the discussion.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, Government of Canada, will chair the roundtable discussion on sustainable energy solutions for mankind and the planet.
Pierre Guimond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association, will chair the issue session on public awareness and involvement in decision making: the main success factors. The Centre for Energy's Steven Bright will be part of discussion panel at the paper presentation on the same topic, held immediately after Pierre's panel. Steven will be speaking along with Gilles Côté (Canada), Gil de Methodio Maranhao
Neto (Brazil), Marc Silver (US), Eduard Wojczynski (Canada) and Fatima Djalila zahid (Algeria).
David Collyer, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, will be part of the panel discussing the complex process of developing a road map to efficient energy policies. When governments, businesses, technology promoters, economists and non-governmental organizations are at the table, there's no question that developing energy policies and practices that will help achieve global energy and climate sustainability might seem overwhelming.
Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association, will discuss options for mitigating the impact of nonrenewable energy resources on the environment with fellow panelists.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The “Round Table of Canadian Energy Ministers” will give participants the opportunity to discuss their views on what Canada's energy policy will look like in the coming years as well as their priorities in their province and territory.