InfraIntelligence Discussion Series: Electrifying the Economy

22oct10:00 am11:30 amInfraIntelligence Discussion Series: Electrifying the Economy

Event Details

ReNew Canada’s InfraIntelligence discussion series focuses on topics in the national infrastructure landscape that are not being talked about enough, or perhaps need a fresh perspective considered. Topics are determined by our editorial team based on the information we collect in our day-to-day coverage of the Canadian public sector infrastructure industry.

Discussions are held on the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 10:00a.m. eastern time. There are also special editions that are held when the timing of the conversation is appropriate.

All discussions are free and fully interactive. Anyone who registers will also be able to access a free recording of the event.

Canada has made a commitment to reducing its carbon emissions. Doing so will mean reducing the amount of greenhouse gases we produce as a result of burning things like fossil fuels.

Across the country, there is the capacity for the creation of new or expanded assets that produce clean, renewable energy. Hydroelectric facilities can be expanded, new solar and wind projects are being planned, and there are other emerging technologies that can play in the energy mix at a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels.

This conversation will focus on the barriers to further removing fossil fuels from our energy mix, the ability to expand renewable energy assets and the energy they could provide, where the quick wins are available now, and the policy/governance needed to support the move to an electrified economy.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Hornung – President and CEO, Canadian Renewable Energy Association
  • Patrick Bateman – Interim President, WaterPower Canada
  • Keith Sones – EVP, Strategy & Business Development & VP, Ontario Operations, Valard Construction
  • Kevin Palmer-Wilson – Research Associate, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • Andrew Macklin – Managing Editor, ReNew Canada (moderator)

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October 22, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+00:00)


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