2017 ONSEP Annual Workshop

April 24-26, 2017

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Webinar on the Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Process

The Sustainable Energy Initiative and MES/JD program at York University are pleased to announce their next webinar on the federal environmental and regulatory review process.

The webinar will be at 1PM EDT, Wednesday November 1st  in the Steadman Videoconference studio (120E) at York University and live on-line.  The review, set in motion in June 2016, is the most substantial re-assessment of federal environmental legislation in decades. The federal government issued a discussion paper on the review in June 2017 and public comments were received until the end of September. The government is now drafting specific legislative proposals for the reform of CEAA, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and National Energy Board Act.

The panel will focus likely directions and next steps in the process.

2017 Annual Workshop - Draft Programme


Monday, 24 April

4:00pm: Check in and registration

5:00-6:00pm: Opening session. (Conference Room)

6:00-7:00pm: Reception & social (Amelia’s Garden)

7:00pm: Dinner 

Tuesday, 25 April (all sessions in Conference Room)

7:00-8:30am: Breakfast (Amelia’s Garden)

8:30-10:30am: Energy efficiency & demand management (Chair: Don Dewees)

1)     Nic Rivers. U of Ottawa. Does Daylight Savings Time Save Energy? Evidence from Ontario.
2)     Joan Ang. Waterloo. A Review of Energy Management in Ontario’s Broader Public Sector.  
3)     Abhilash Kantamneni, U of Guelph. Barriers to energy retrofitting social housing.
4)     Stephanie Whitney. Waterloo. Motivations of building managers to engage in sustainable practices.

10:30-11:00am: Break

11:00-12:30pm:  Energy Storage (Chair: Nic Rivers)