Media advisory: Accreditation available for the launch of CanREA’s 2050 Vision (Toronto, Nov 17, 9 a.m.)

The week after COP26, let’s turn the spotlight on Canada and the central role wind energy, solar energy and energy storage must play to get us to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Who: Media are invited to attend an exclusive launch event organized by the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA). Hear CanREA’s President and CEO, Robert Hornung, present a new vision for the role of wind energy, solar energy and energy storage in achieving net-zero. A panel of stakeholders, representing Microsoft, National Bank of Canada, QUEST Canada, Greengate Power and the Pembina Institute, will then discuss the relevance of this vision from their perspectives. For more information on the panellists, click here.

What: This launch event will open Electricity Transformation Canada (ETC), Canada’s largest renewable energy and energy storage industry conference and exhibition. We are expecting close to 1,000 attendees, with more than 100 exhibitors and 14 educational sessions over the three-day program. For more information on ETC, click here.

When: November 17, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (ET)

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Why: As Canada sets out on a transformative journey to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, we need a powerful boost from wind energy, solar energy and energy-storage technologies. But what does this mean? How will it work? What must change to make it possible? And is the industry ready? Find out exactly how the Canadian Renewable Energy Association sees things in “Powering Canada’s Journey to Net-Zero: CanREA’s 2050 Vision.”

How: Space is limited for this exclusive launch event. Journalists must register for media accreditation in advance (deadline: November 12). Accredited journalists can pick up their media access badge from the registration counter, then proceed down to the ETC media room (room 801B) for an information kit. Please allow extra time for public health screening protocols (described here).

Interview requests: A small number of interview slots with Robert Hornung will be available on-site, immediately following the presentation (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) on November 17. Alternatively, you can schedule a telephone or video interview in the days following the event.

Contact: For media accreditation, interviews, or to receive the press release and photos, please email a detailed request, identifying your media outlet and primary area of interest, to: Bridget Wayland, Communications Director, CanREA,  C: 613-227-5378

About CanREA: The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future. We work to create the conditions for a modern energy system through stakeholder advocacy and public engagement. CanREA’s diverse members are uniquely positioned to deliver clean, low-cost, reliable, flexible and scalable solutions for Canada’s energy needs. Our vision is to ensure wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Subscribe to our newsletter here.