At COP 26 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will impose a cap on oil and gas sector emissions today to ensure they decrease tomorrow at a pace and scale needed to reach net-zero by 2050. Canada has set a mandate that new car and passenger truck sales to be 100 per cent zero-emission by 2035. All this takes place against a backdrop of rising energy prices and rates of inflation not seen for a generation.
The country wants to go all in on the electrification of its economy and society. However, Canada remains heavily reliant on the use of fossil fuels and electrification means a doubling of the size of the grid – a massive undertaking. There seems to be a significant gap between government policies and our energy reality, including the availability of skilled workers that will be required to accomplish these goals.
A high-powered panel of practitioners from the Canada energy sector addressed what the electrification of our country means from a practical perspective and what developments we can expect to see in the skills and materials spaces going forward. Click to button below to watch the video recording of the event.
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|Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
|Panel discussion: Skilled Futures in Energy
Session Chair: Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
|Q & A