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Feb 09 2022

AAAE Webinar: 2050: Net Zero Carbon Nova Scotia White Paper

Nova Scotia has committed to be net zero carbon emissions by 2050. While the province has achieved significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005, and is a leader in Canada, there is no single action that will get us to net zero by 2050.  Given the challenge to achieve net zero, EfficiencyOne, in collaboration with Ralph Torrie, has authored a White Paper that explores the technological and related challenges and opportunities inherent in achieving a steep decline in greenhouse gas emissions and also identifies strategies to get to net zero. This session will explore those strategic actions and pathways to achieving net zero in Nova Scotia.


Please allow up to 48 hrs after registration to receive the MS Teams invite and note that the email will be from, Tara Ainsworth, Secretary and Treasurer of AAAE

John Esaiw Chief Strategy and Technical Officer, EfficiencyOne John Esaiw

John Esaiw is the Chief Strategy and Technical Officer at EfficiencyOne, with over 25 years of industry expertise in the electricity sector across all aspects of energy. John manages the Information and Analytics, Engineering and Planning, and strategic planning for EfficiencyOne, with a focus on innovation, technical analysis, and long term sustainability.  Prior to joining EfficiencyOne, John has held senior leadership positions at TransAlta Corp, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Electric System Operator, Nova Scotia Power, and has engaged extensively with highly regarded international organizations such as the Harvard Electricity Policy Group on energy policy and electricity market design.

Ralph Torrie 2 Director of Research, Corporate Knights Ralph Torrie

Ralph Torrie is Director of Research for Corporate Knights, an investment research and publishing firm. He is an internationally recognized analyst and communicator in the field of energy and environmental systems. He has been involved in international climate policy since 1988, when he organized the energy workshop at the Conference on the Changing Atmosphere and drafted the world’s first GHG reduction target, the so-called “Toronto Target”.  That year he also founded the research and software development firm Torrie Smith Associates. Ralph has served as Assistant Coordinator of the Energy Research Group of the United Nations University and the International Development Research Centre, as Vice President of ICF International, and as Managing Director of Navigant.

Event Details

MS Teams
Feb 09, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm AST

Event Registration

Public Attendee List

  • Mary Kenny
  • Ian Munro
  • Bruce Peever
  • Margaret Zafiriou
  • Marianne Etter
  • Karynne Munroe
  • Alexander Chute
  • Robert Bartnik
  • Samantha Cleveland