October 20 & 21 | Ottawa, ON

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THANK YOU to all our Sponsors for their generous support of Symposium 2016!


Special thanks to Stephanie Thorson, Viking Strategies for her expertise in helping to guide the design, content and roster of distinguished speakers for Symposium 2016.


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Symposium 2016 aims to stimulate a vigorous conversation on the potential we have to create a national, low-emissions, safer, and more sustainable energy strategy that will meet Canada’s needs in the 21st century.


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Symposium 2016 – Description and Objectives

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Click here to consult the 2015 Canadian Energy Strategy.

For related articles and information, see Symposium 2016 speaker publications:

An arm’s-length green bank would accelerate Canada’s climate transition by Tom Rand

Want an effective climate policy? Heed the evidence by Dr. Mark Jaccard

Effective climate change regulation: Let’s transform Canadian cars by Dr. Mark Jaccard

B.C.’s climate plan reaches Olympian heights of political cynicism by Dr. Mark Jaccard

Build cleaner energy for Canada by the Honourable Sergio Marchi

Driving Clean Growth by the Canadian Electricity Association

Adapting to Climate Change – State of Play and Recommendations for the Electricity Sector in Canada by the Canadian Electricity Association

Taking Action on Climate Change – An Electricity Sector Perspective by the Canadian Electricity Association

Biomass Innovation: Canada’s Leading Cleantech Opportunity for Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Economic Prosperity by Dr. Jamie Stephen and Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm

2016 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report Synopsis by Analytica Advisors

‘Why not look at renewables?’ Study suggests wind, solar power options in Arctic