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Community Energy Planning and Economic Development in New Brunswick
March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ADTFree
Supported by the NB Environmental Trust Fund and NB Power, QUEST has been conducting research and field testing on the local economic benefits of implementing Community Energy Plans. This webinar will review the results of this work with the aim of improving understanding of the value proposition for implementing CEPs among municipalities and their stakeholders.
The webinar will:
- Describe, define and discuss the scale of the “Transitioning Energy Economy” and how it presents an economic opportunity for local governments and their communities.
- Provide a description of how jobs are created through the implementation of Community Energy Plans.
- A sample walk-through of estimating job creation potential related to achieving the targets embedded in over 50 New Brunswick Community Energy Plans.
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Monday, March, 13th, 2020 1 PM ADT
About the presenter
Senior associate at QUEST
Rob Kerr is currently an independent consultant, based in Guelph, Ontario, providing community energy services. Rob has over 35 years of experience in many facets of the transitioning energy market with a focus on policy development and implementation of energy and climate change projects/programs in the municipal and community space.
Mr. Kerr’s work experience has been a balance between the private and public sector, having worked with the cities of Guelph and Mississauga, Honeywell, Hydro Quebec, Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc., and Energy Advantage. Rob has held senior positions at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability providing policy and program support to cities around the world committed to climate mitigation and adaptation activities. He has developed expertise in managing inter-governmental relationships – from his advocacy work at the global level (starting with the UN Climate Conference in Kyoto, Japan in 1997) – to ongoing advisory relationships with the Canadian federal and provincial governments as well as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Rob works with QUEST as a Senior Associate to further the development of Smart Energy Communities and the implementation of Community Energy Planning through policy support.