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Canadian Energy Summit

16th November 2012

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The Energy Council of Canada – the WEC’s Canadian member committee – held the Canadian Energy Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia last month (13–15 November).

The Summit covered a diversity of energy issues facing Canada. Speakers included over 30 industry players, 16 energy associations, academics, foreign dignitaries, and representatives from federal and provincial governments. All sessions included presentations with open discussions and full participation of those in attendance.

Rich Coleman, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy, opened the summit with particular reference to the potential of LNG projects for the province.  Alberta’s Minister of Energy, Ken Hughes, was the closing speaker and spoke of the importance of ensuring a balance in the pursuit of energy projects from a social, environmental and economic perspective.

A highlight was the Sectoral Energy Associations’ Roundtable where eight different industry associations offered their views on what elements should comprise a framework for a Canadian energy strategy.

Summit speakers included representatives from Canadian First Nations and indigenous peoples, various Canadian pipeline companies, renewable fuels groups, the nuclear industry, oil-sands companies, together with government and the academic community.

At the event the Energy Council of Canada announced its Energy Policy Research Project. The project is designed to establish research partnerships with a number of Canadian academic institutions to address the creation of energy-related policy in Canada. Presentations made at the Summit are available here.


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