OEA Workshop: The Energy Transition and Canada’s Competitiveness

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Friday 22 March 2019, 09:00 - 10:00


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The Energy Transition and Canada’s Competitiveness


Eric Sanscartier

Director, Energy and Economics Analysis Division, National Resources Canada

Canada’s energy resources are a source of strength that shapes our economy and society.  The energy sector directly and indirectly accounts for 11% of Canada’s GDP and employs 878,000 Canadians. This sector is also at the nexus of the environment and the economy as energy production and use account for 80% of Canada’s GHG emissions.  Energy systems, infrastructure, and investment trends are evolving quickly due to global action to address climate change, the adoption of clean energy technologies, the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence and changing global demand.

The Energy and Economic Analysis Division of Natural Resources Canada provides the evidence base that supports the dialogue on the current and future role of the energy sector in this evolving context. 

This session will be private, closed to media.

WHEN:     Friday, March 22, 2019

                  8:45 a.m.  – Registration and networking

                  9:00 a.m.  – Presentation

WHERE:    Impact Hub Ottawa

                  123 Slater St, 6th Floor, Ottawa

COST:       OEA members: Free

                  Non-members: $20 (cost-recovery fee, prepaid online)


Pre-registration is mandatory due to limited capacity. 

To register, please visit the online store at www.cabe.ca by 5pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Memberships may be purchased on-line in advance of the event. 

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Eric Sanscartier

Eric Sanscartier

Eric is the Director of Economic and Energy Analysis at Natural Resources Canada since September 2017. His team is responsible for providing the analytical and evidence base required by decision makers to develop policies on energy sector competitiveness, the low-carbon transition, and other emerging issues. 

Eric initially joined Natural Resources Canada to establish an economic analysis unit in the Strategic Policy and Results Sector.  Working with other economic analysis units, the team led the development of a common approach across the various natural resources sectors to measure their economic contribution and investment potential, in support of the annual federal-provincial-territorial Energy and Mines Ministers Conference. He also led the development of the Clean Technology Data Strategy, in partnership with ISED and Statistics Canada.

Before joining NRCan in 2003, Eric held various positions at Industry Canada and the Privy Council Office where he led analytical work on fiscal federalism.  Eric’s educational background is in Economics, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Université de Montréal. 

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