As in previous years, the AQPER 2020 Symposium will be the first annual meeting to bring together the key players in renewable energy from the governmental, academic, private, public, municipal and First Nations worlds. This following edition will take place on February 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Château Laurier in Quebec City, Canada.
This year, a strategic reflection will focus on the theme The Power of Renewable Energy to raise awareness on local and global challenges. Economic power, ecological power, social power; renewable energy is a real force that Quebec and the rest of the world need, both to succeed in the energy transition and to establish development on promising niches to really stand out while stimulating the economy. Workshops and conferences will demonstrate comparative advantages, including short and long-term economic benefits. The annual AQPER Symposium is also an opportunity to share cutting-edge expertise, to discuss new technological developments that will revolve around the concepts:
Diversity - Reliability – Flexibility
High-calibre speakers, such as Jorgen Randers, Professor Emeritus and member of the Club of Rome, Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Vermont Commissioner June Tierney, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonathan Julien, Erik Brandsma, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency and Philippe Couillard, former Premier of Quebec, All have already participated in AQPER seminars to demonstrate the importance of tackling climate change through innovation and concerted action and the role of businesses and communities in energy transition.
At the global level, the year 2020 will be marked by the decisions taken in Chile in December 2019 at the World Climate Conference, COP25, regarding new commitments as provided for in the Paris Agreement. At the local level, it will also be an important year, since Hydro-Québec executives have already indicated that a decision will have to be made in 2021 on new means of supplying electricity.
More than ever, 2020 must be marked by our determination to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, to give full meaning to the concept of sustainable development in order to leave future generations a healthy world both environmentally and economically.
@ Château Laurier Québec in Quebec City, Canada
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