Join us for our next live webinar, Critical Minerals for Clean Technologies: Canada’s Competitive Edge?

The federal government's Speech from the Throne on Sept. 23 said "Canada has the resources – from nickel to copper – needed for clean technologies. This – combined with Canadian expertise – is Canada’s competitive edge." Join David, Sara and Ed as they explain exactly what critical minerals such as lithium, copper, and rare earths are, how they relate to clean technologies and energy systems, and whether Canada really has a competitive edge in this area. 

Register for the live webinar, Thursday, October 8 at 12 p.m. MT / 2 p.m. ET.


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About your co-hosts: 

  • David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge. 

  • Sara Hastings-Simon is a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and a research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Prior to that she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, and director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute.  

  • Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant and fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.  

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