TECHNICAL PANEL PRESENTATION
Presented by: Business, Marketing and Transportation Committee
Wednesday, April 26-2017
3:00PM - Registration and mingling
3:30PM - Program begins
Appetizers and beverages, as well as ample networking opportunities, will follow after the presentation.
The presentation will cover the political and policy changes in Canada and the U.S. that have precipitated wide-spread carbon pricing in Canada, including a brief overview of different provinces’ responses to the pan-Canadian framework. The rationale for emissions pricing, the pros and cons of different policy instruments, and how pricing fits into Canada’s climate targets will be discussed. Alberta-specific political challenges will be addressed, including public opinion and the positions of different political parties. Finally, the impacts of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan on the oil and gas industry will be outlined.
Jennifer Winter (PhD, Calgary) is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Jennifer also directs the Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis. Her research is focused on the effects of government regulation and policy on energy development and the associated consequences and trade-offs. Current research projects are the prospects for Canadian LNG exports to Europe, social impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and comparing provincial emission-reduction policies. Dr. Winter is actively engaged in increasing public understanding of energy and environmental policy issues; recognition of her efforts include a 2014 Young Women in Energy Award and being named one of Alberta Oil Magazine’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2016. Dr. Winter serves on the Future Leaders Board of Directors, World Petroleum Council Canada.
Brendan Boyd is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. He received his PhD from the University of Victoria in 2015. Brendan’s research focuses on collaboration among provinces on climate change policy and the organizational strategies that provincial government’s employ to develop policy. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Brendan worked as a policy analyst for the Province of Manitoba on climate change issues.