Upcoming Sustainability Dialogue on Renewable Energy in Canada

Jul 6, 2011 9:40 AM ET

Upcoming Sustainability Dialogue ::: Renewable Energy in Canada
Date: Monday July 18, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:00PM EST
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Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 6, 2011 - The Natural Step Exchange is pleased to present the July instalment of its Sustainability Dialogue Series on dynamic topics that are relevant to its members. These dialogues showcase member initiatives to highlight best practices and challenges, explore dynamic and advanced sustainability topics, feature a notable cross-section of sustainability experts, and create space for lively Q&A sessions.

Upcoming Sustainability Dialogue ::: Renewable Energy in Canada
Date: Monday July 18, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:00PM EST

Renewable energy is growing faster than any other source of energy globally. In 2008, for the first time global investments in new renewable electricity outpaced traditional forms of electricity generation (coal, natural gas and nuclear). Canada has tremendous renewable energy resources, and much existing infrastructure to support a transition to a renewable energy future, but is still only scratching the surface of its national potential.

In this discussion, Dr. Tim Weis, the Pembina Institute’s Director of Renewable Energy Policy, will discuss highlights from recent studies the Institute has released on the potential role for renewable energy expansion in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario and Alberta (http://www.pembina.org/re).  Dr. Weis will discuss some of the challenges facing renewable energy development in Canada, as well as some of Canada’s leaders at national, provincial and municipal levels. During this dialogue participants will:

•    Learn more about the status of renewable energy development globally
•    Understand key options and barriers to renewable energy development in Canada
•    Be introduced to how some municipalities are finding creative ways to foster renewable energy at a local level

The Natural Step Exchange is a unique network for sustainability practitioners and leaders who want to learn, share, and connect with others to accelerate the change toward a sustainable Canada. This dialogue is exclusive for Premium Exchange members. 

Premium memberships are designed for individuals, businesses and communities who are knowledgeable sustainability practitioners and leaders who are leading change toward sustainability in Canada. They are interested in advanced, in-depth learning, receiving practical support and forging meaningful connections with like-minded people in the sustainability field across Canada. For more information about how to join, please visit our website at http://www.thenaturalstep.org/exchange/.

About The Natural Step Canada
The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability. We envision a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature’s limits. We strive to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.
Through award-winning learning programs and our unique suite of advisory, coaching, training, and process facilitation services, we translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps businesses and communities can take to achieve lasting change.


Emily Briggs
The Natural Step Canada