Future of Wind Energy in BC
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at the Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street in Vancouver, for a discussion about the future of wind energy in British Columbia. Hosted by BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) Vancouver Chapter and Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), this speaker event features presentations by experts on wind energy, energy policy and sustainability issues in BC.
Presenters will highlight both successful case studies and common concerns. The evening will conclude with a moderated discussion between everyone present, led by CBC Reporter Duncan McCue. Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions and comments!
Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured on CBC's flagship news show, CBC News The National. McCue's recent honours include a network RTNDA Award for Best Long Feature, and his second regional RTNDA Diversity Award for his coverage of aboriginal issues. He is also an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Journalism, and has taught journalism to indigenous students at First Nations University and Capilano College. Before becoming a journalist, Duncan studied English at the University of King's College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998. Duncan is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario. He lives with his wife and two children in Vancouver.
Featured speakers include Nicholas Heap, CanWEA’s BC Regional Director, Dr. Tim Weis, Renewable Energy & Efficiency Policy Director at Pembina Institute and Marc Soulliere, President and CEO of Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) Wind Power Inc.
For over a decade, Nicholas Heap has worked as a planner, policy analyst and campaigner in government, environmental organizations and industry to advance the implementation of low-impact renewable energy in BC. As CanWEA’s Vancouver-based BC Regional Director, he advocates for the responsible and sustainable development of wind energy, and is an active voice in the ongoing BC conversation on energy policy.
Dr. Tim Weis is a professional engineer who specializes in clean energy policy design, research and strategic decision making. He has written extensively on sustainable energy technical and policy issues at national, provincial and municipal levels, as well as opportunities specific to First Nations’ and northern communities.
Marc Soulliere has over 15 years of experience in senior sales and executive roles in the wireless technology industry, and has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies on implementation of large-scale multi-million dollar IT projects. He entered the wind energy industry in 2008 and has been trained in wind site assessments, wind theory, turbine designs and energy production.
The evening is supported by a fantastic array of exhibitors including BCSEA Vancouver Chapter, CanWEA, Pembina Institute, TWN Wind Power, Bullfrog Power, Alterra Power and Hippe Foods by Left Coast Naturals. Be sure to check out their great displays during the event!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Limited tickets available.
We'll be live tweeting throughout the event so be sure to check out #bcwindenergy and tweet along with us using that hashtag!
We’re proud to mention that this event is bullfrogpowered with 100% BC wind power.
What does this mean? Bullfrog Power’s generators inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity this event uses.
For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit www.bullfrogpower.com.
Light snacks and refreshments included with admission; bring your own reusable coffee mug!
Take the skytrain to Burrard Station. Walk east on Dunsmuir. Turn right on Hornby Street.
DPS Parking (24 Hours)
550 Hornby Street (across from YWCA)
Rates: $5/hour OR $6 from 4 pm - 6 am
Advanced Parking (Closes at Midnight)
777 Hornby Street (adjacent to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver)
Lot #9104/Phone 604-685-1438
Rates: $7.50/hour OR $13.00 from 5 pm - 6 am
When & Where
BC Sustainable Energy Association: Vancouver Chapter
BCSEA is the voice for climate solutions. We aim to empower British Columbians to build a clean, renewable energy future. BCSEA Vancouver organizes events and special projects in the Greater Vancouver area. We are always looking for engaged & passionate individuals to join us & help build a better future!