The imperative of reaching net zero future is changing our lives in dramatic fashion. From the way we power and heat our homes to way we move; one thing is clear – the energy profile of today will not be that of tomorrow.
With that reality comes many questions about the workers of today. Where do they fit in a clean energy future? What does a net zero future mean for jobs reliant on the production and consumption of fossil fuels? How do we build a clean energy future that is fair and equitable for all?
These questions are at the heart of what is know as the ‘Just Transition’. A Just Transition will not only require a literal rewiring of our economy but also due consideration and action to support the workers of the future. This will mean onshoring clean energy opportunities here in Canada by attracting clean tech and clean energy companies, building the labour capacity need to support these opportunities, and future-proofing our communities today.
Join Chad Richards, Director of the Bruce Power Centre for New Nuclear & Net Zero Partnerships, to learn more about the economic opportunities of a clean energy transition.
About the Speaker
A native of Chesley, Ontario, Chad has been a long-time advocate for Bruce, Grey and Huron. With nearly eight years of experience on Parliament Hill with the Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, combined with time at Queen’s Park with the Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Chad has built his career around advocating for local communities.