Last week Phil had the great opportunity to serve as a volunteer at Positive Energy. This inaugural conference brings together leaders from the Aboriginal community, academia, government, industry, NGOs, and policy institutes to grapple collectively with of social acceptance and support:
• Public Opinion and Energy Literacy
• Local Community and NGO Dimensions
• Aboriginal Participation in Energy Development
• Federalism, Inter-governmental and Inter-regional Relations in Energy Development
This conference was invite only with many established speakers such as the President and CEO of Suncor Energy, Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board, Director of Sustainable Prosperity, and the Senator of Alberta.
The program has been structured to put the focus on identifying areas where we might ‘move the needle’ on these important issues. The fruits of the conference will inform solution-focused research going forward, as well as subsequent events in the Positive Energy initiative.