Earlier this month, Prism’s Robert Greenwald joined Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and other industry leaders in a discussion about the future of clean energy in Canada. The discussion took place as part of the Government of Canada’s Generation Energy project, an initiative to engage with individual Canadians, stakeholders and experts about how we make, move, and use energy in the future.
The event was hosted at BCIT’s High Performance Lab, a hands-on learning space that offers students the opportunity to become trained in the construction of energy efficient buildings. Rudd met with the group, which included clean energy professionals from a variety of sectors, and led a roundtable discussion on energy efficiency, renewable energy, First Nations energy concerns, and more.
We were honoured to be at the table with BC’s experts in the energy management industry and to be invited to collaborate with industry and government on a vision for Canada’s clean energy future. “It was an extremely worthwhile discussion,” said Greenwald after the event. “It’s really great to see BC’s clean energy trailblazers come to the table with Parliamentary Secretary Rudd. It goes to show that people are paying attention to the opportunity for a more sustainable energy future and that BC is going to be at the forefront of energy innovation in Canada.”
A report on the Generation Energy project, summarizing ideas gathered from individual Canadians, stakeholders and experts from across the country is due out in 2018.