Celebrating Catalysts of Innovation

November 23, 2011

The CNA is proud to support Pollution Probe by attending their annual dinner this evening!

Pollution Probe is a Canadian charitable environmental organization that:

  • Defines environmental problems through research;
  • Promotes understanding through education; and,
  • Presses for practical solutions through advocacy.

In fact, we have been working with Probe on various energy literacy initiatives over the past year that serve to help Canadians better understand Canada’s energy system. We like to remind our stakeholders that we understand the energy mix required for a large, diverse (and cold!) nation like ours. Because nuclear power plants operate all the time, they play an important role in Canada’s energy portfolio — and with electricity demand projected to increase by 34% by 2025 (due to population growth and new technology developments), meeting this demand will required increased capacity to produce reliable electricity.

Each year, Pollution Probe’s Annual Gala Dinner brings together 400 to 500 leaders and enablers from industry and government for an evening of networking and celebration. The theme of this year’s Gala is innovation, reflecting the premise that significant environmental change needs positive, tangible innovation. A new feature, the Innovator‘s Showroom, will be dedicated to showcasing leading-edge technology and thinking that advances environmental improvement and sustainable development. Proceeds from the Gala support Pollution Probe’s work to advance public policy that results in positive and tangible environmental change.

His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be at the Gala as the recipient of Pollution Probe’s inaugural Environmental and Sustainable Development Leader Award. This year’s award recognizes His Excellency as a driving force for environmental innovation in Canada. Perhaps we can find some time to talk to the GG about the key role nuclear plays in S&T and innovation over dinner? We’ll let you know!

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