Renewable Energy Advocacy & Review of the Long Term Energy Plan


9:30AM TO 11:30AM

You can’t afford to miss this final half day session where the topic of discussion shifts beyond wind and into the energy renewables arena. CanWEA brings you an exciting panel of energy association leaders and provocative key speakers including environmental activist, Ms. Tzeporah Berman, and journalist, Mr. Tyler Hamilton.


*All full conference attendees and exhibitors are automatically registered for this session. Special Registration Rate for Energy Leaders Debate Plenary Session Only:
                  $50.00 + tax                   Students/Non-Profit Associations    $25.00 + tax

Registration for this session can be made through the main CanWEA 2013 Conference registration system . Registration Category is "Closing Plenary Session Only".


Moderator: Mr. Tyler Hamilton, Journalist
Mr. Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association
Mr. David Butters, President, Association of Power Producers of Ontario
Mr. John Gorman, President, Canadian Solar Industries Association
Dr. Ron Oberth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries   
Mr. Paul Norris, President, Ontario Waterpower Association
Mr. Adam White, President, Association of Major Power Consumers

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Wind energy can make an important contribution to Ontario’s future electricity needs. Ontario is working to develop a new Long Term Energy Plan that will guide the development of Ontario’s electricity sector for the next 10-15 years. All sources of electricity have strengths and weaknesses and Ontario will be keen to ensure that future electricity supply is cost-competitive, environmentally sustainable and provides economic benefits to the province. Stakeholders from across the electricity sector will discuss Ontario’s future electricity mix and will consider what energy mix can best meet the expectations of governments, communities, citizens and the grid. 

Session Moderator: Mr. Tyler Hamilton, Journalist

Tyler Hamilton1 Tyler Hamilton is a Canadian author, award-winning journalist, blogger and outspoken advocate for developing a green economy in Canada. 

Hamilton is editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Corporate Knights, North America’s only business magazine dedicated to corporate sustainability issues and promoting the concepts of clean capitalism and Green GDP. He is also a senior advisor to the newly formed Council for Clean Capitalism, through which some of Canada’s largest corporations from across industries are working together to influence public policy changes that reward responsible corporate behaviour.

Ms. Tzeporah Berman, Environmental Activist

Berman Tzeporah High Res Photo 2009 Tzeporah Berman has been designing and winning environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years. She currently works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropic advisors on clean energy, oilsands and pipelines. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program, Executive Director and Co-founder of PowerUp Canadaand Co-founder and Campaign Director of ForestEthics.

Tzeporah was appointed by the Premier of British Columbia to the Green Energy Task Force in 2009 to design recommendations for the development of renewable energy in the region. Tzeporah was one of the experts in Leonardo Di Caprio's environmental documentary 11th Hour,was one of six Canadian nominees for the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, has been profiled as one of 50 Visionaries Changing the World in Utne Reader and as "Canada's Queen of Green" in the cover story for Readers Digest. She was honored by inclusion into the BC Royal Museum permanent exhibit of one of 150 people who have changed the face of British Columbia.

Tzeporah is known for her work as the coordinator of one of the largest civil disobedience in Canada's history, the logging blockades in Clayoquot Sound during which she was arrested and charged with 857 counts of criminal aiding and abetting. Tzeporah was one of the creators and lead negotiators of the Great Bear Rainforest campaign as well as the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. Her work has contributed to the protection of over 40 million hectares of old growth forests. More recently Tzeporah helped to design Greenpeace International's Arctic campaign, the Volkswagen campaign in Europe and the Clean Our Cloud campaign that led to Apple and Facebook becoming international leaders in using renewable energy for their data centers. This year Tzeporah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia. Her first book, This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge was recently published by Knopf Twitter/Tzeporah.

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