Media Advisory - More than oil and electricity supply: Energy leaders to focus on end-use GHG reductions

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - This year's Canadian Energy Industry: Updates and Insights event will bring together industry leaders from the sectors accounting for well over half of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions: transportation, buildings and industrial sectors. Together they will focus on the policies, new initiatives and unmet needs associated with wrestling their emissions down. 

Panel discussions will focus in turn on major energy end-use sectors and their progress and pathways towards a lower carbon future. Panelists will encompass senior executives of leading industry associations, together with senior representatives of relevant government departments and agencies.



Monday, February 6 (opening remarks at 1:15 p.m. sharp, reception 5:15 to 7:00)


Confederation I, Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa


Opening Keynote, 1:20 - 1:35 p.m., Energy End Use and Climate Change Policy, The Hon. James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources.

Panel One, 1:35 - 2:20 p.m. Transportation Sector, A Time for Action: How Transportation Can Reduce GHG Emissions, representatives of: Railway Association of Canada, Canadian Fuels Association, Electric Mobility Canada, Natural Resources Canada Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division.

Panel Two, 2:20 - 3:15 p.m.Industrial Sector, Maintain Canada's Industrial Vitality While Meeting Global Climate Change Objectives, representatives of: Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, Canadian Steel Producers Association, Natural Resources Canada Industry Division, Lafarge Canada Inc., Mining Association of Canada.

Panel Three, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.Energy Feedstocks, representatives of: Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Industrial Gas Users Association.

Panel Four. 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.Buildings Sector, Perspectives on Achieving 30% GHG Reduction by 2030, representatives of: Hydro Ottawa, Canadian Green Buildings Council, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, Electrical Safety Authority.

Closing Keynote, 4:55 - 5:10 p.m.Elyse Allan, President & CEO of GE Canada and 2016 Canadian Energy Person of the Year, Personal Thoughts and Reflections on Policies to Optimize the Role of Energy End-Use in Climate Policy.

With 77 members from across Canada's energy sector, the Energy Council of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving an affordable, stable and environmentally sound energy system providing the greatest benefit for all Canadians. The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian Member Committee of the World Energy Council.

Full program at


SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

For further information: Max Arsenault,, 613-232-8239 ext. 604


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