Clean Energy BC is organizing a one-day workshop focusing on science and EIA during the Generate 2012 conference (October 30th, 2012). The workshop has two objectives:
To generate a platform for the discussion and dissemination of ideas to further improve EIA and science practice in BC clean energy project approvals and operations.
To provide a networking and engagement opportunity for regulators, consultants and developers who are specifically interested in EIA and science.
· Lisa Walls (CEAA) Changes to the Canadian Env. Assessment Act and implications to BC projects.
· Sue Farlinger (DFO) Recent changes to the Fisheries Act - implications to BC projects.
· (Invited) (EAO) Province of BC response to federal EA changes, and update on procedures
· Nick Crisp (MoFLNRO) Peace Northern Caribou Plan, progress and implications
· Jeff Hoyt (MoE) Province of BC Environmental Mitigation and Offsetting policy – update and pilot
· Alan Lidstrom (MoE) Province of BC cumulative FX procedures and update on pilot program
Panel – Clean Energy Project EA reviews – the current situation, challenges and future outlook
Moderator Celesa Horvath, plus Colleen Giroux-Schmidt (Innergex), Melissa Holland (BC Hydro)
· Lee Failing (Compass) – Structured decision-making processes, better EA decision tools?
· Brian Paterson (Hemmera) – Northeast BC wind turbine effects on bats.
· Marc d'Entremont (LGL).
· Ed Quilty (Aquatic Infomatics) – multi-gigabyte data management.
· Cory Bettles (SNC) – fish genetics evaluations for Clean Energy Projects.
· Dorian Turner (EcoFish) – fish habitat modelling for Clean Energy Projects.
Rates to register are: $199 for CEBC members and $249 for non members.
Thank you kindly!