Canadian energy leaders have shared their insights on Canada’s energy history, current issues and their insights on what lies ahead in this eBook publication Energy in Canada @ 150 and Beyond.
Their articles cover a wide range of topics including: indigenous engagement, energy policy, public acceptability, digitization, and innovation in both supply and end-use. Many of the articles explore Canada’s unique and particular challenge: How to transition to a low-carbon energy economy that continues to blend supply from Canada’s rich endowment of fossil fuels with renewable, biomass, and nuclear resources.
In addition to sharing their insights, the authors have offered thoughtful recommendations for taking action on the issues they have identified.
A fireworks display of highlights emerge from these seventeen timely articles. They demonstrate a strong, positive and inclusive vision for how the energy sector can and will continue powering Canada for the foreseeable future. Many innovative suggestions for better policy and decision-making can found in the pages that follow. All of which, are aimed squarely at meeting the clear desire Canadians share to have a greater say in their energy future.
Canada has a rich, abundant and diverse natural resource base. We must work on each and every facet of this natural strength. What’s more, we must make each facet work together, better than ever to ensure Canada’s sustainable prosperity. To do this, we must incorporate greater traditional knowledge into our energy thinking while meaningfully including and partnering with indigenous Canadians like never before. The same level of focus and attention we have put on technological innovation in the past must be maintained and grown. At the same time, we must put the same type of thought and effort into the greater social acceptability of the projects we design and plan.
This report clearly demonstrates that Canadians must seize opportunities from the never-ending transformation of energy markets and systems. Change has been one of the few constants throughout Canada’s energy history. Canada is no stranger to adaptation and innovation. The pace of disruption and change is only likely to increase, and Canada must not only embrace this, we must lead it.
Project to Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederations
The Energy Council of Canada can not think of a better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th year of Confederation than by looking both back and forward on Canada’s unique global energy leadership position. This project speaks directly to the Energy Council vision, mission and values in support of its members varied, yet common needs. The assemble articles by definition, take a multi-sector approach toward informing policy to help secure Canada’s continued energy leadership.
We look forward to hearing from you, our reader, about this unique and celebratory compendium of Canadian energy stories. Let us know what you think by contacting Krystal Underhill, Coordinator, Events & Stakeholder Relations at Krystal.Underhill@energy.ca.
Accessing the EBook
This publication can be accessed in three ways: The eBook is posted on the Energy Council’s website and can be viewed online; It can be downloaded directly from the website; or readers may choose to print the eBook at their convenience.
The Energy Council of Canada sincerely thanks the 20 authors compiled in this eBook for their participation in the Energy in Canada @150 and Beyond project. We greatly value their observations and insights, and the helpful recommendations they have shared.