The second Annual Energy Leaders Roundtable brought together leaders in the energy industry for discussions on issues that are important for today and tomorrow. The sessions offered brief presentations from thought leaders followed by open discussion and a candid exchange of views among the participants.
We were pleased to have had the Hon. Bob Rae, Senior Partner, Olthius Kleer Townshend LLP and Chief Negotiator, Matawa First Nations, Ring of Fire Development, and former Premier of Ontario 1990-1995, David Hay, Managing Director and Vice Chair Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets and former CEO New Brunswick Power, and Darrell Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs Worldwide.
The CCRE Members facilitated presentations that led to open discussion following each session. The keynote addresses and presentations included the following sessions:
- Population, Demographics and Opinions Shaping Our Policies
- Electricity Prices – Economics, Public Policy, Technologies, and Affordability
- National Energy Supply Options – Oil, Gas, Hydro, Nuclear, Renewables
- Economic and Environmental Sustainability – Climate Change, Policies and Projections
- Electric Transportation – Technology, Economics and Reality
- Forces Affecting the Energy Sector in the Next Decade – Geopolitics, Technology, Security and Economics
A Summary Report of Proceedings from this event, that reflects the outcomes of the discussions is available to download.
The Council is a group of volunteers who have an interest in promoting open debate about energy issues. We do not represent a particular interest group and attempt to bring together a broad range of stakeholders who share an interest in promoting good governance and public policy for Canada’s energy sector.
Welcome Message and Program
2014 Summary of Roundtable Proceedings
Population, Demographics, and Opinions Shaping Our Policies
Elections and Energy – Darrell Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs Worldwide (PDF)
Electricity Prices – Economics, Public Policy, Technologies, and Affordability
Electricity Prices, Technology, and Consumer Response: Prof. Donald N. Dewees, University of Toronto (PDF)
Electricity Prices: Amir Shalaby, VP Power Systems Planning, Ontario Power Authority
Defining and Addressing Energy Poverty: A.J. Goulding, President, London Economics International LLC (PDF)
National Energy Supply Options – Oil, Gas, Hydro, Nuclear, Renewables
National Energy Supply Options – Natural Gas: Steve Baker, President, Union Gas (PDF)
Canadian Energy Supply – Challenges and Opportunities: Michael Keenan, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada (PDF)
EEC and the Canadian Energy Strategy: Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada, and CEO, Ontario Power Authority (PDF)
Economic and Environmental Sustainability – Climate Change, Policies, and Projections
Canada’s Copenhagen Commitments – Where do we stand: Prof. Paul Boothe, Lawrence National Centre (PDF)
Carbon Pricing – You can’t see it, but its gathering speed: Anthony Heyes, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Economics, University of Ottawa (PDF)
Economic and Environmental Sustainability: William C. Taylor, EVP and President, TransCanada Corp. (PDF)
Electric Transportation – Technology, Economics, and Reality
Electric Transportation: Matt Stevens, CEO, FleetCarma (PDF)
Plug’n Drive – Driving Our Clean Energy Future: Cara Clairman, President, Plug’n Drive (PDF)
World of EV – LDC Perspective: Neetika Sathe, Vice President, Corporate Development, PowerStream Inc. (PDF)
Ontario Made – Rethinking Manufacturing in the 21st Century – Summary Report: Mowat Centre, University of Toronto, February 2014 (PDF)
Trade Up for Success – Student Guide – Energize Your Future Electricity Trades Careers (PDF)
Industrial Internet – Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines: Peter C. Evans and Marco Annunziata (PDF)
The Rise of Distributed Power: Brad Owens, Director, Ecomagination Strategy, GE (PDF)
2013 CCRE Annual Energy Leaders Roundtable – Summary of Proceedings: Ian Mondrow, Rapporteur (PDF)
As an expression of appreciation to the Roundtable speakers and presenters, the CCRE has donated to the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail in southern Ontario, Canada, from the Niagara River to the tip of Tobermory, Ontario. The main trail is more than 890 km long and there are over 400 km of associated side trails.