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2019 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable Penticton

The Council for Clean and Reliable Energy and its partners, welcomed leaders in the energy sector to the 2019 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable in Penticton, British Columbia. The event brought together leaders for an open dialogue, a candid exchange of views, and networking.

There were several keynote addresses as well as panels introduced by brief presentations at the beginning of each session that were organized around a variety of timely and important topics.

The keynote addresses and panel presentations included sessions on the following:

  • Public Perceptions on Energy and their Impacts on Policy
  • Carbon Emissions Measurement and Pricing
  • Canada's Nuclear Advantage
  • First Nations and Infrastructure Development
  • Regulatory Environment and Investment Outlook
  • Following the Money
  • Politics and the Energy Sector


We would like to thank our event partners:

  • The Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, Ivey Business School, University of Western University
  • The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.


As well, we would like to thank our sponsors for their support:

  • Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, University of Western Ontario
  • The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
  • Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Power Workers' Union
  • LeanCor Supply Chain Group
  • Bruce Power
  • EPCOR


We would also like to recognize Martha Hall Findlay, Scott Smith, Karen Taylor, Aaron Engen, Paul Newall, Jennifer Winter and Guy Holburn for their leadership in making the roundtable possible.

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.

Photo of Glen Wright
Photo of Jan Carr
Photo of Gerry Protti
Glen Wright, Chairman, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy Jan Carr, Co-Chair, Energy Leaders Roundtable Gerry Protti, Co-Chair, Energy Leaders Roundtable
2019 CCRE Annual Energy Leaders Roundtable Penticton - Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre - October 1st to 3rd, 2019
Trails BC

Thank you to the Roundtable Presenters

As an expression of appreciation to the Roundtable speakers and presenters, the CCRE has donated to the Trails Society of British Columbia (Trails BC). This organization is a registered non-profit and charity with a mandate to assemble the British Columbian section of the Trans Canada Trail, as well as advocate for the expansion, sustainability and preservation of greenway trails across the province. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and the Columbia and Western Rail Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, is the longest trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. The donated funds will be used to support the development of the Okanagan Valley portion of the Trans Canada Trail.

Conference Presentations

Keynote Speakers

The East to West Perspective on Energy

Opening keynote speaker Hon. Brian Tobin, Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group, and former Premier, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and federal Minister opened the Roundtable with a keynote on the East to West Perspective on Energy.

Guy Holburn, Professor, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, University of Western Ontari is seen posing a question to keynote speaker Hon. Brian Tobin.

Following the Money

Speaker Vivian Krause, Researcher and Writer, presented a Keynote Address on the exploration of the network of charitable foundations that brings funding to environmental and political activism in Canada's Energy Sector.

Promises, Politics and Polls

A review of the current public mood and political implications based on national and regional polling results.

Promises, Politics and Polls - Keynote Presentation - Greg Lyle, President, Innovative Research Group - October 2, 2019.pdf

Developments in Nuclear Power

James Scongack, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Operational Services presented the Keynote Address on Canada's Nuclear Advantage and then networked with Roundtable participants including Brian Rivard, Research Director and Adjunct Professor, Ivey Business School.

Roundtable Remarks

Roundtable Remarks

Professor Guy Holburn, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, University of Western Ontario and Assistant Professor Jennifer Winter, Economics, Scientific Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Calgary, open the sessions with remarks on Energy and public policy

Panel Presentations

Carbon Emissions Measurement and Pricing

Whether by taxation or market mechanisms, when carbon is priced how are emissions to be measured and certified and where best in the supply chain to recover costs?

Moderator
Martha Hall Findlay - President and CEO, Canada West Foundation

Panelists (L to R)
Kevin Birn - VP, North American Crude Oil Markets, IHS Markit
Jon Mitchell - General Manager Sustainability, Suncor Energy
David Heurtel - Counsel, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Group, Fasken

First Nations and Infrastructure Development

First Nations and Infrastructure Development Analyzing recent experience with engagement and accommodation of First Nations interests in successful energy infrastructure projects. The panel will explore the intersection of LNG, electricity and carbon emissions.

Moderator
Scott Smith - Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Panelists (L to R)
Simon Coley - Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Indigenous Affairs Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia
Sharleen Gale - Chief of the Fort Nelson First Nations, Chair, First Nations Major Project Coalition
Keith Martell - President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada

First Nations and Infrastructure Development - Simon Coley, ADM, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, - October 2, 2019.pdf

Regulatory Environment and Investment Outlook

Review of recent changes to the regulatory environment and their impacts on Canadian competitiveness for new investment in energy infrastructure.

Moderator
Gerry Protti - Chairman, Blacksquare Inc., CCRE Member

Panelists (L to R)
Aaron Engen - Vice Chair, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets
James Smellie - Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Karen Taylor - Vice Chair, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

Regulatory Environment and Investment Outlook - Aaron Engen, Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets - October 2, 2019.pdf

Politics and the Energy Sector

Viewpoints from across the political, generational and regional spectrum on the outlook for public policies that affect the energy sector.

Moderator
Hon. Mike Harcourt - former Premier, British Columbia and Mayor of Vancouver

Panelists (L to R)
Marcia Nelson - Executive Fellow, Canadian Centre for Advanced Learning in Business, and The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, former Deputy Minister of Executive Council, and Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of Alberta
(Podium) Bill Harris - Managing Partner, The Mita Group; CEO, Republican National Convention, 1994, 2004, 2012, Senior Advisor 2016
Michael Coates - Executive Chairman, Rubicon Strategies, former Global Vice Chairman, H+K Strategies

Politics and the Energy Sector - Mike Coates, Executive Chairman, Rubicon Strategies - Global CO2 Emitters - October 3, 2019.pdf

CCRE

Thank you to the Roundtable Supporters

The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy appreciates the financial contribution from its supporters who play a key role in helping the CCRE to achieve its goals of promoting good governance and a better-informed public policy environment for Canada's energy sector.

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy Gowling WLG Richard Ivey School of Business - The University of Western Ontario LeanCor Bruce Power Power Workers' Union EPCOR

CCRE Partners

Richard Ivey School of Business - The University of Western Ontario Power Workers' Union