SOURCE: Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

May 20, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Upcoming Panel Discussion About the Future of Alberta's Climate Policy and What It Means for Industry and Consumers

Hosted by Canada's Ecofiscal Commission Chair, Chris Ragan, and Suncor's CEO Steve Williams With Amin Asadollahi, Jim Dinning, Judy Fairburn and Justin Smith

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) -

WHAT:
Panel discussion about the future of Alberta's climate policy and what it means for industry and consumers.

WHEN:
May 22 from 7:00am to 9:00am MT

WHERE:
133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary (Palliser Hotel, Alberta Room)

WHO:
Steve Williams, President & CEO, Suncor
Chris Ragan, Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission
Amin Asadollahi, Oilsands Program Director, Pembina Institute
Jim Dinning, Chair of Western Financial Group and former Treasurer of Alberta
Judy Fairburn, Executive Advisor, Executive Office, Cenovus Energy & Board Chair - Alberta Innovates Tech Futures
Justin Smith, Director of Policy, Research and Government Relations, Calgary Chamber of Commerce

WHY IT MATTERS:
Never before has so much public attention focused on the evolution of Alberta's climate policy. In the lead up to the major global climate negotiations in Paris, provinces across Canada are aspiring to bold action. Alberta's premier-elect has also signaled the need for climate leadership. Yet Alberta's context, as a major Canadian oil and gas producer, is unique. Its policy decisions must consider a broad range of issues including its role meeting global energy demands and the economic importance of its oil and gas industry. Negotiating these complex issues and moving forward with solutions that achieve both economic and environmental imperatives will require the broad support of Albertans.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND MEDIA SCRUM:
Note - There will be a media scrum following the panel conclusion at 9:00am MT.
Available for interviews: Chris Ragan, Steve Williams and panellists attending the conference.

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