2022 Policy in Review
Federal energy and climate change regulations

Canada West Foundation Webinar | Monday, December 12, 2022

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The last year saw the introduction of numerous new federal climate policies, regulations and programs on energy and other sectors. In this CWF webinar, we’ll navigate through some of the major changes and additions so you have a better idea of the opportunities and challenges they could present to you and your business.

Oil and gas, electricity, clean tech, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen – it seems no field in the energy sector and beyond has been untouched. There’s a new federal carbon offset registry, proposed regulations for the Canadian electricity grid, a proposed policy that could require Canadian farmers to reduce carbon emissions from fertilizer and an investment tax credit for carbon capture and storage. And that’s just naming a few.

We’ve done the work of condensing the regulations, programs and policies so you don’t have to. Whether you’re in oil and gas, electricity, clean tech development, carbon capture and storage or even agriculture, this webinar will help you better understand the policy landscape and what the combined impacts could mean for you. Join us as policy analyst Brendan Cooke presents a succinct overview of this rapidly developing area.

Presented by Brendan Cooke | Policy Analyst | Canada West Foundation

As a Policy Analyst with the Canada West Foundation, Brendan Cooke’s research focuses on the sustainable development of Western Canadian resources and the future of energy policy. Brendan holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development and a Bachelor Commerce in Energy Management from the University of Calgary. While at the University, he investigated the economic and environmental impacts of utilizing microgrids to combat wildfire related power outages in California. In past roles Brendan has managed major capital projects in the telecommunication and energy industries.

Moderated by Marla Orenstein | Director | Natural Resources Centre

As Director of the Natural Resources Centre, Marla Orenstein champions the responsible development of the West’s natural resources for the benefit of all. Much of her work focuses on Canada’s energy future and how Canadian business can prosper as the world transitions to cleaner forms of energy. In previous roles, Marla worked closely with industry and communities on the impacts of energy and resource development projects including electricity, mining, solar, wind, hydro, and oil and gas. Marla is a subject matter expert in impact assessment, and brings a comprehensive understanding of current standards and best practices of regulatory agencies, multilateral finance institutions, international agencies and industry organizations to the CWF. She is both past President and President-Elect of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab.