Description:

The transportation sector contributes a major share of Quebec’s total emissions:  56% of the total for all sectors taken together, and almost two thirds (63%) of the contribution from Quebec’s energy sector.  For the transportation sector, at present three classes of vehicles using liquid fuels dominate the emissions budget:  37% from light duty gasoline vehicles, 27% from light duty gasoline trucks, and 29% from heavy duty diesel.

 

Fortunately, there are emerging solutions which can help Quebec reduce its emissions, and at the same time, open up new business opportunities for the electricity sector and the natural gas sector.  Electric light duty vehicles charged from Quebec’s hydro-wind generation system are on the verge of penetrating the transportation sector.  Compressed natural gas fuel for heavy duty freight vehicles are already being used by innovative fleet operators at a significant cost saving. 

 

This breakfast roundtable will explore the technological possibilities, the progress made to date, the economic and environmental implications, and what’s needed from a policy perspective to make widespread use electricity and natural gas a practical reality in Quebec’s transportation sector.

 

Areas of Focus

  • Perspectives from the vantage point of electricity and natural gas suppliers, opportunities for equipment suppliers, economic development opportunities.
  • Experiences to date from innovative fleet operators and from pilot projects.
  • Implications for the environment, including impact on emissions, urban air quality, health.
  • Projections of take-up of new fuel types in the transportation sector.
  • Views of stakeholders – electricity providers, ENGOs, industry players, and the Government of Quebec.
  • Identify potential barriers and areas needing further investigation.

Key Speakers

Programme:

07:30 am – 07:50 am

Breakfast

07:50 am – 07:55 am

Welcome and Introduction

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

07:55 am – 08:00 am

Message from world energy council

Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council; Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Secretary General, Hydro-Québec

08:00 am – 08:10 am

REDUCING GHGS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

Representative of the Government of Québec 

08:10 am – 08:20 am

PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, Hydro Québec 

08:20 am – 08:30 am

Perspective from natural gas sector

Martin Imbleau,  Vice President, Development and Renewable Energies, Gaz Métro 

08:30 am – 08:45 am

Q & A / Speakers’ Panel – Moderator

08:45 am – 09:05 am

EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Louis Tremblay, President, AddÉnergie  

Representative of a Freight Company  

09:05 am – 09:15 am

Implications for Environment Issues

Marie-Claude Lemieux, Director for Québec, WWF

09:15 am – 09:30 am

Q & A / SPEAKERS’ PANEL – Moderator

09:30 am – 09:40 am

Summary – What We Heard

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

Description:

The transportation sector contributes a major share of Quebec’s total emissions:  56% of the total for all sectors taken together, and almost two thirds (63%) of the contribution from Quebec’s energy sector.  For the transportation sector, at present three classes of vehicles using liquid fuels dominate the emissions budget:  37% from light duty gasoline vehicles, 27% from light duty gasoline trucks, and 29% from heavy duty diesel.

 

Fortunately, there are emerging solutions which can help Quebec reduce its emissions, and at the same time, open up new business opportunities for the electricity sector and the natural gas sector.  Electric light duty vehicles charged from Quebec’s hydro-wind generation system are on the verge of penetrating the transportation sector.  Compressed natural gas fuel for heavy duty freight vehicles are already being used by innovative fleet operators at a significant cost saving. 

 

This breakfast roundtable will explore the technological possibilities, the progress made to date, the economic and environmental implications, and what’s needed from a policy perspective to make widespread use electricity and natural gas a practical reality in Quebec’s transportation sector.

 

Areas of Focus

Perspectives from the vantage point of electricity and natural gas suppliers, opportunities for equipment suppliers, economic development opportunities.

Experiences to date from innovative fleet operators and from pilot projects.

Implications for the environment, including impact on emissions, urban air quality, health.

Projections of take-up of new fuel types in the transportation sector.

Views of stakeholders – electricity providers, ENGOs, industry players, and the Government of Quebec.

Identify potential barriers and areas needing further investigation.

Key Speakers

Programme:

07:30 am – 07:50 am

Breakfast

07:50 am – 07:55 am

Welcome and Introduction

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

07:55 am – 08:00 am

Message from world energy council

Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council; Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Secretary General, Hydro-Québec

08:00 am – 08:10 am

REDUCING GHGS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

Representative of the Government of Québec 

08:10 am – 08:20 am

PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, Hydro Québec 

08:20 am – 08:30 am

Perspective from natural gas sector

Martin Imbleau,  Vice President, Development and Renewable Energies, Gaz Métro 

08:30 am – 08:45 am

Q & A / Speakers’ Panel – Moderator

08:45 am – 09:05 am

EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Louis Tremblay, President, AddÉnergie  

Representative of a Freight Company  

09:05 am – 09:15 am

Implications for Environment Issues

Marie-Claude Lemieux, Director for Québec, WWF

09:15 am – 09:30 am

Q & A / SPEAKERS’ PANEL – Moderator

09:30 am – 09:40 am

Summary – What We Heard

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada