Clean Energy BC has had a busy June advocating for the clean energy industry with government officials and bringing industry professionals together.
In June, Executive Director, Kwatuuma Cole Sayers and Board Chair, Yuho Okada had meaningful discussions with three provincial MLAs: Honourable George Heyman (Environment and Climate Change Strategy), Honourable Josie Osborne (Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation) and Honourable Brenda Bailey (Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation) over a 2-week period.
Some of the talking points with the ministers included: Independent Power Producer policy development, an energy framework that is in alignment with climate and reconciliation objectives and an acceleration of permitting and co-governance processes with First Nations for renewable energy.
top left – Board Chair, Yuho Okada and Executive Director Kwatuuma Cole Sayers with Honourable Josie Osborne at GENERATE, top right – Premier David Eby greeting GENERATE attendees by video, bottom left – Yuho and Cole with Honourable George Heyman and bottom right – Cole and Yuho with Honourable Brenda Bailey
CEBC thanks the ministers for the meetings and is especially grateful to Minister Josie Osborne for attending the Chairman’s Welcome Reception at GENERATE and to Premier David Eby for sending video greetings to attendees on Day 1 of GENERATE.
In June, CEBC was also delighted to host GENERATE from the 11-13th in Richmond, BC. The conference was well-attended and market optimism was high with the provincial government’s Signpost Update just around the corner on June 15th.
Decarbonization + Industry Panel (left-right), Tyler Bryant, Samson Tam, Sophie de Vries, Stephen Appleton and George Benson.
That optimism was well placed as the Signpost Update included a call for power by spring 2024 and introduced initiatives to support First Nations participation and ownership in BC’s clean energy sector.
On June 16, CEBC members received a description and analysis of the government’s announcement. The article was written by an industry expert and contained comments from Colleen Giroux-Schmidt, VP Corporate Relations at Innergex Renewable Energy and Yuho Okada.
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Kwatuuma Cole Sayers