Electricity has been called the great enabler of modern society. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the traffic lights that guide us to work and home again, electricity is central to our lives. So much so that we often forget it is there at all. We just know it will be, literally at the flick of a switch. In a word: indispensable.
Some argue that we take electricity too much for granted. Perhaps. But, the flip side of this coin is that this unquestioning reliance is the sector’s legacy. And our members are incredibly proud of this track record, and are committed to sustaining it every day. Every year, during the month of June, we recognize the crucial role that electricity plays in powering our work, our play and our future.
This year, CEA is kicking off NEM with the launch of its new website. We have redesigned sections on the sector’s clean energy leadership, its advocacy for innovation and sustainability as well as an educational section on the past, present and future of the industry. Also included are sections on CEA’s awards programs, publications and upcoming news and events. We may have a new look, but our commitment to providing safe, sustainable and reliable electricity to all Canadians remains.
To help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, CEA will be releasing a cross-country video on the past and future of Canadian energy. The first video on Saskatchewan is already available on the NEM website. On June 5th, CEA and Plug n’ Drive will be opening applications for the Annual Electric Vehicle Awards to recognize those companies driving excellence the adoption and education of Electric Vehicles.
On June 28th, CEA will be partnering with iPolitics and Facebook to host a journalismLIVE event in Ottawa entitled Climate Action and Canadian Competitiveness: Can We Find Consensus. The event, which will be live-streamed over social and digital networks, aims to kick-start a Canadian dialogue on the benefits and challenges of building a long-term national clean energy strategy. Please join us for this important conversation.
Canadian electricity is among the cleanest in the world. We are leaders in GHG reduction, clean growth and job creation. Join us while we celebrate 150 of Canadian innovation, drive and excellence. To find out more about NEM and other CEA activities, visit our website. And stay abreast of our activities during the month of June by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter using hashtag #NEM2017.