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March 2010 News UpdateIn This Issue
It Must be Spring
As the snow thaws, the Centre for Energy is looking at more than just seasonal changes. We’re looking at how familiar energy sources and uses are changing along with the world’s shifting energy consumption.
In Flow this month, our stories deal with four important changes in the country’s total approach to energy – the shifting role of oil, natural gas and renewables in our energy future; the way governments and industries are tackling energy education; the role of rural communities in the country’s energy mix; and the way we plan our cities’ infrastructure.
And while energy use changes, energy events are popping up across the country. Conference topics and discussions are as varied as Canada’s landscape and energy sources. So, if you’re hoping to energize your spring, power up and zigzag across Canada with us to check out what's happening in your area.
In Toronto, CanWEA will host its first Wind Energy Forum on April 13 and 14. Topics will include engaging communities, assessing wind farm performance and reviewing wind farm site research.
In Victoria, the B.C. Unconventional Gas Technical Forum will be held on April 8 and 9. Also in Victoria, April 18 through 20, the Canadian Gas Association will present its 2010 Engineering Conference. Sessions will include designing buildings for energy efficiency, pipeline rehab and cap and trade.
In Calgary, CERI 2010 on April 19 and 20 will take on the session topic “Conventional Oil: Last Rights or New Breath?"
In Montreal, on April 20 the Energy Council of Canada will host its Canadian Energy Forum.
In Ottawa the Canada Science and Technology Museum will host its first Science and Tech Soirée on April 22. The first annual CleanTech Summit will take place in Ottawa on April 27 through 29. Also in Ottawa, the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the National Research Council of Canada will host the Hydrogen Storage Materials Workshop, April 28 and 29.
In Halifax the 2010 Renewable Energy Conference will take place on April 27 and 28. Topics will include feed-in tariffs, New Brunswick Power’s ‘no deal’ with Hydro Quebec, a tidal project review, geothermal applications and the next generation solar.
Career resources are a click away.
The Petroleum Human Resources Council and the Petroleum Industry Human Resources Committee support careers and employment opportunities in Canada's oil and gas industry. The Electricity Sector Council promotes awareness of career opportunities in the electricity industry. Trade Up for Success also provides information, profiles and helpful links for building careers in the electricity and nuclear industries. EcoCanada provides "green" career opportunities and job board listings.
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is on April 22. Earth Day Canada connects you to activities in your area – to date there are over 140 registered events. The organization also provides the resources you need to get your own project started.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represent the companies that produce about 90 per cent of Canada's oil and natural gas.
Dedication to the ideals of stewardship is integral to the oil and gas industry, and is a requirement of CAPP membership.
This commitment is far more than a promise. Annually, CAPP collects member company data to accurately tell the story of the industry's progress in an honest and transparent format.
The 2009 CAPP Stewardship Report (2.7MB PDF download) offers a brief introduction to the issues challenging the industry: land, water, air, safety, and people.
Also included is selected data outlining year-over-year progress, along with examples of stewardship in action.
Out and About
The Centre for Energy has an event to attend as well this month. On April 13, the Energy Council of Canada and organizers of the World Energy Congress Montreal 2010 will open the TMX market to mark the 150-day countdown to the World Energy Congress in Montreal in September.
Steven Bright from the Centre for Energy will be there to help open the markets and promote the importance of Canadian's energy literacy.