The Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, launched Generation Energy, a national dialogue on Canada’s path to a low-carbon future. The purpose of this dialogue is to invite all Canadians to share their ideas on how Canada will develop its resources more sustainably and invest in the energy of tomorrow.
This six-month, Canada-wide conversation will take place face-to-face with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, experts and academics, and online with all Canadians. The three major themes include making energy, moving energy, and using energy.
The conversation will conclude with a national symposium in Winnipeg, which will allow international and Canadian experts, as well as stakeholders from various backgrounds, to review the ideas and opinions shared by Canadians. This information will be used to design an approach for how the federal government can work with provinces and territories to create the affordable energy and innovative jobs Canadians want.
Most electricity in BC comes from renewable sources such as river water, forest biomass, wind, and landfill gas, and Vancouver has committed to getting 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. I encourage all Vancouverites to participate in the national conversation and share their visions for a clean-growth economy.
There are many ways that you can participate:
- Submit your thoughts for our future on the Ideas Forum
- Test your energy knowledge with the online quiz
- Take the poll to tell the government what you think
- Send your proposal or research paper(s) to be shared on the website
- Host your own local energy conversation!
- Connect on social media using #GenEnergy