Canadian Club of Ottawa
Building Back Better Through ElectrificationDATE: October 20, 2020
TIME: 12PM - 1PM (EST)
Francis Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
Patrick D. Bateman, Interim President, WaterPower Canada
Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada
John Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association
Robert Hornung, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada
Join the leaders of Canada’s electricity sector as they discuss how post-COVID-19 recovery efforts can support broader decarbonization of the economy through electrification.
Canada has one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world: more than 80% of the electricity we use is already non-emitting, and the sector has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 45% since 2005. But there’s much work to do to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. As Canada moves towards addressing climate change through decarbonization, electricity will represent a bigger share of the energy that Canadians use. Electrification will require a coordinated, focused approach between industry and government.