Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association Presents

The Future of Sustainable Energy in Manitoba

Many have questions about rising energy costs, pending carbon taxes and climate change. This year’s ManSEA Conference aims to provide answers to some of the most pressing questions on the minds of Manitobans. Come and learn about how renewable energies may assist with our “Urgent Climate” and some of the myths about carbon pricing and renewable energy. You'll learn what agriculture is doing in sustainable energy, what is happening with biomass in Manitoba, about Community Energy Projects as well as updates on energy storage.

Date: April 11, 2018

Location: Bethel Mennonite Church

Conference Schedule

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Morning Speakers

Dr. Danny Blair - U of W, Dept of Geography, Director of Science for the Prairie Climate Centre, “The Urgent Climate and Renewable Energy

Philip Gass, & Daniella Echeverría, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), “Busting myths about carbon pricing and renewable energy

Jeff Kraynyk, Food & Agri-Product Processing Branch, MB Agriculture, “Biomass in Manitoba

Scott Beaton, Keystone Agriculture Producers, “Sustainable Energy in Agriculture

Afternoon Speakers

Melissa S. B. Pawlisch, University of Minnesota's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships & Extension “Community Energy: Perspectives from Minnesota

Dr. Eric L. Bibeau, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, “Energy Storage

Hon. Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sustainable Development, Greetings and statement

Robert Elms, President of Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) and ManSEA Vice-chair, "EV’s and the Future of Sustainable Energy in Manitoba"

Panel Discussion, "Barriers & Solutions to Sustainable Energy"

Huge thanks to our conference sponsors