Registration is now open for Regional Solutions to Atlantic Canada’s Carbon Challenge taking place in Halifax, November 21 and 22, 2016 at the Prince George Hotel.


Our goal is to profile Atlantic Canada’s latest developments in policy, projects and community participation and to provide an open forum for discussion of the learnings from actions to date, on the remaining issues, and on possible ways to address them. Many initiatives are moving ahead aggressively that are transforming energy systems in Atlantic Canada to address the region’s environmental issues and market opportunities. 


Changes are underway to green the generation mix, to foster regional cooperation in managing energy markets, to implement new energy and environmental policy, and to exploit new technologies in green generation and energy storage.  Public acceptance of new energy projects by communities and First Nations has been achieved successfully.  Taken together, Atlantic Canada is a leading-edge example of implementing practical solutions to a region’s carbon challenge.T

he Energy Council relies on the engagement and financial support from our member organizations and affiliates.  In order to ensure that the upcoming event is deliverable from a financial perspective, we are requesting you also consider sponsorship support of this event.

Key Speakers

The program will include four distinguished Session Chairs:

• Bernd Christmas, CEO, Gitpo STORMS;

• Colleen Mitchell, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy;

• Ray Ritcey, CEO, Maritimes Energy Association; and

• Jane Taber, Vice-President, Public Affairs, National Public Relations

Four remarkable Keynote speakers:

• Bruce Anderson, Chairman of polling firm Abacus Data, Partner with i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, Political counsel and polling: CBC’s at Issue panel;

• The Honourable Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of the TD Bank Group, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and former Premier of New Brunswick;

• Mayor Mike Savage, City of Halifax; and

• Annette Verschuren, Chair & CEO, NRStor Inc.

And an esteemed line up of confirmed speakers, including:

Jason Aspin, CEO, Aspin Kemp & Associates; Tanya Barnaby, Executive Director, Director, Ango’tmeg Nm’tginen, Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat; Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Charles Bown, Deputy Minister, Mines and Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador; Bill Breckenridge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy and Resource Development, New Brunswick; Murray Coolican, Deputy Minister, Energy, Nova Scotia; Keith Cronkhite, VP, Business Development and Generation, New Brunswick Power; Alex Dedam, President, Joint Economic Development Initiative; John Gaudet, President & CEO, Maritime Electric Company Ltd.; Kim Horrelt, CEO, PEI Energy Corporation; Karen Hutt, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Power Inc.; Rick Janega, CEO, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador; Stan Marshall, CEO, Nalcor Energy; Mark Sherman, VP & COO, Irving Oil; and John Soini,President Energy East, TransCanada.