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October 27, 2017
Ottawa: Bloomberg hosted a Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto to discuss Canada’s transformation to renewable energy.
The one day conference looked at the challenges that the energy sector is facing and how these challenges are being addressed and also how industry can work with government to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.
CAN President Dr. John Barrett, who is one of the energy leaders was invited to speak at the event. Dr. Barrett discussed Canada’s current infrastructure needs and what investments are required to meet these needs while ensuring sustainable infrastructure development into the future. “I am honoured to be part of the Bloomberg Summit and to discuss the importance of investing in sustainable infrastructure today to ensure a prosperous and clean tomorrow,” said CNA President Dr. John Barrett.
Nuclear energy is a key part of both Ontario and New Brunswick's long-term, sustainable, clean energy future," he said. "In Ontario, three nuclear generating stations provide power to over 60% of the province and in New Brunswick nuclear makes up one-third of the energy grid. Our contributions support intermittent renewable options and help to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of providing clean, affordable energy to everyone. It's time to start thinking about building on these energy infrastructure contributions with new reactors to meet the clean electrification needs of urban, rural, and remotely located Canadians and industrial operations", he further added.
In addition to this he said that, thanks to nuclear science and technology, Canada's vision of a sustainable future is one step closer to being realized. Canada's nuclear industry meets nine of the United Nations 17 SDGs, providing significant contributions to the areas of climate, health and water security.
The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto took place on Wednesday September 27th, 2017.
Source: Canadian Nuclear Association