Smart Energy Summit: inspiring energy efficiency for the new economy
Posted: Nov 5, 2015 in News & Events
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Morning refreshments and Networking Lunch Included
Place: Royal Botanical Gardens Auditorium
680 Plains Rd West
Join Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and our partners Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network for an exciting morning of presentations, hands-on workshops led by leading energy experts and networking. Learn what it will take for your organization to continue to thrive in a new, low-carbon economy!
SMART ENERGY MANAGEMENT: WHAT EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW
David Arkell, President, 360 Energy Solutions
As President and CEO of Hamilton-based 360 Energy, David Arkell has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. His presentation will be geared to all key decision makers in an organization. It will focus on critical actions that are required to be successful in managing energy and how this will provide ongoing benefits to your organization.
NEW ONTARIO CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEM – LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE QUÉBEC EXPERIENCE
Mustapha Ouyed, B.A.Sc., Eng.
Environmental Engineer, Climate Change and Sustainability Advisor, and
Sean Capstick, B.A.Sc.,P.Eng.
Principal, Atmospheric Services
Ontario has announced that it will impose a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system based on the Western Climate Initiative Framework and will link with the existing system in Quebec and California. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has stated that the new regulation will be drafted this fall and will have a significant impact on all fuel and energy users in the province regardless of their GHG reporting status. This new system will create significant opportunities for green programs focusing on energy conservation and green infrastructure. Additionally, Ontario has stated that they will jointly develop off-set programs with Quebec.
These pending changes also pose a few key questions:
- How will the “cap” be set and lowered over time to meet the provincial 2020 and 2030 greenhouse gas targets?
- How can all businesses benefit from the opportunities to “trade” reduction credits and the creation of offsets?
- How will the substantial revenues raised from the sale of emission units be used by the government to promote energy efficiency and other GHG reductions?
During this workshop Sean and Mustapha will provide insight on the potential impacts of the system and offer suggestions on how clients can engage the Ministry over the next few months prior to the implementation of this regulation. You will also have the unique opportunity to ask questions on how to prepare for the implementation of this new system in Ontario, and discuss the financial implications to your industry or company, whether you currently report on greenhouse gas emissions or not.
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