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What role will clean and renewable energy play in Canada’s goal to be a carbon neutral nation by the year 2050? A panel of experts discussed that question, along with strategies to accelerate the energy transformation, during a webcast hosted by The Globe and Mail on February 23.

The panel included Ken Hartwick, president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in Toronto; Mike Andrade, CEO of Toronto-based Morgan Solar Inc.; Binnu Jeyakumar, director of clean energy with Pembina Institute in Calgary; and Judith Sayers, president of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C. Emma Graney, energy reporter with The Globe and Mail in Calgary moderated the discussion.

Missed the event or would like to watch it again? View the full recording below.

The panel shared perspectives on the future of clean and renewable energy in Canada, covering points including:

  • Investments, policies and incentives required to increase the speed of clean and renewable energy expansion;
  • How Canada will meet increasing demand for electricity in the era of electric vehicles;
  • The need for more infrastructure such as transmission lines in Indigenous communities to support energy sovereignty and the development of new projects;
  • Strategies to support the transition of communities and jobs to the clean economy;
  • The future of nuclear energy, including SMRs (small modular reactors) in northern Canadian communities and for grid-scale generation.

Watch the full recording (60 minutes)

The Globe and Mail presented the event, called Clean and Renewable: The path to sustainable energy growth, with support from Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

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