Speech from the Throne: CEA President and CEO Available for Comment on Achieving a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future

OTTAWA (September 23, 2020) – President and Chief Executive Officer, Francis Bradley, of the Canadian Electricity Association is available to comment on the Speech from the Throne and its anticipated commitment to prioritizing clean growth and a sustainable economic recovery. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland telegraphed on August 18 that decarbonization “has to be part of” the economic plan going forward. CEA and its member companies stand ready to work collaboratively and constructively with governments at all levels.

Last week CEA also released a set of foundational actions that must be undertaken by the electricity industry and governments alike to meet Canada’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and accelerating the transition to a cleaner energy future. The urgent need for a coordinated, proactive and collaborative approach to achieve Canada’s vision to be carbon neutral by 2050 is essential. There is also a need to build greater policy flexibility to account for regional differences. Read the full action plan: https://bit.ly/2RMgwoE

Mr. Bradley is available for comment on the speech in either English or French.

Media Availability:

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM ET
Location:  Ottawa, Canada

For further information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Sarah Robinson
Director, Communications and Marketing
613.301.8526
robinson@electricity.ca

 

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Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day. From vertically integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, to power marketers, to the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly -all are represented by this national industry association.