Speaking & Media
Quoted - Carbon Tax in Newfoundland and Labrador
Carbon tax could help power next generation of green companies, says consultant
by VOCM News, October 8, 2018
As a follow-up to my appearance on the VOCM Radio Morning Show, the newsroom ran this story summarizing my view on how we can leverage carbon tax to help drive local economic development and support local solutions for emissions-reduction technologies. Read the full article here.
Invited Guest - Newleef Conference & Economic Opportunity in the Environmental / Cleantech Sector
VOCM Radio Morning Show, October 8, 2018
I joined host Paddy Daly live in-studio to discuss the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association Newleef Conference October 10 and 11. From environmental management in our traditional sectors to new companies that are leading the way in the lower-carbon economy, this conference brings together practitioners, entrepreneurs, government, industry and funding agencies to talk about issues that are top of mind in the green economy. I also voiced the need for our province to stop viewing a carbon tax as a negative, and instead to see it as an opportunity to fund local innovation while reducing carbon emissions.
You can listen to our segment on SoundCloud here.
Invited Speaker - Emerging Opportunities in Clean Technology
Expo Labrador Conference and Trade Exhibition, June 27, 2018
The Labrador North Chamber of Commerce invited the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) to ExpoLabrador to talk about emerging opportunities in the clean tech sector. View the presentation slides here.
Stay tuned to cleantechnl.ca for the release of the NEIA Cleantech Directory. It will help procurement officials, engineers, architects, consultants, and other customers with an environmental mandate to source products, services, and processes that are available right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Interview - Newfoundland and Labrador Renewable Energy Plan
NTV Sunday Evening Newshour, April 29, 2018
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) was pleased to see the provincial government commit to the development of a renewable energy plan. As a member of the NEIA Board of Directors, I was happy to share this message on NTV News.
Invited Guest - Newfoundland & Labrador's Emissions Targets & Carbon Tax
VOCM Radio Morning Show, March 28, 2018
I joined host Paddy Daly live in-studio to discuss Newfoundland and Labrador's failure to meet emission reduction targets (along with most of Canada), the lack of attention to environmental issues in the provincial budget, and the yet-to-be-disclosed carbon tax system that must be in place by 2019. We finished off our segment with a frank discussion about the many barriers to renewable energy development in the province.
You can listen to our segment on SoundCloud here.
Invited Speaker - Entrepreneurship
Women in Science and Engineering, March 8, 2018
On International Women's Day, I joined Emily Bland of Project Sucseed, Jess Chapman of eThree Consulting, and Ashley Smith of Fundamental Inc. to talk about women in entrepreneurship. With an all-female audience of graduate students and professionals in STEM, we discussed the ups and downs of running our own businesses, navigating male-dominated fields, and what motivates us to do what we do.
Find out more about these amazing woman-owned businesses by visiting their websites:
Project Sucseed is improving food security in Newfoundland and Labrador, and beyond!
eThree Consulting partners with you to drive the performance of your workforce.
Fundamental Inc. facilitates energy reductions and cost savings by shaping homes, buildings, commerce and community with purposeful planning and design.
Invited Guest - New federal impact assessment and energy regulator legislation
VOCM Nightline Radio Show, February 9, 2018
I was invited to speak on-air with host Jonathan Richler about the new Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act. The Acts are part of Bill C-69 which was tabled in the House of Commons on February 8. I see some positive changes, but it will take some time to determine what this all means. Regulations and policies will follow the legislation, which is still a year away from implementation.
You can listen to our segment at the 45 minute mark here.
Quoted - Offshore Wind
Workshop explores potential energy markets for N.L's offshore wind
by Kenn Oliver, The Telegram, February 7, 2018
Kenn attended the offshore wind workshop I hosted and followed up with me afterwards to get my thoughts on the session. Highlighting opportunities, sharing information, and understanding challenges are all necessary if we are to make progress on developing offshore wind in Atlantic Canada. Read the full article here.
Host - Offshore Wind
Offshore Wind: Energy Markets and Supply Chains, February 6, 2018
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association and Marine Renewables Canada invited me to host their offshore wind workshop in St. John's. The session focused on the opportunities for offshore oil and gas companies in offshore wind, the North American electricity market, and the recently announced Emerging Renewables Power Program from the Canadian government. Read more about the workshop here.
Guest Blogger - Marine Renewable Energy
CaNOE, January 4, 2018
CaNOE strives to build regional and national understanding of the value of the ocean, now and for the future. In CaNOE's first blog post for 2018, I share my thoughts on marine renewables and Canada's energy future. You can read the article here.
Invited Blogger - Renewable Energy
Guide to the Good, November 28, 2017
Guide to the Good encourages everyone to "Think planet, live local." I met founder, Kim Todd, when I was hosting a conference session on emerging clean technology in Newfoundland and Labrador. After a great conversation about renewable energy as an environmentally conscious and money-saving option, she invited me to write about it. You can read the article here.
Invited Guest - Entrepreneurship
Chats with Chels Podcast, Episode 5, November 27, 2017
Chelsey Buggie is a solopreneur with a science background, so we had a lot to talk about when I was a guest on her podcast! I spoke about my career path from employee to owner, and navigating my male-dominated professional world. I was also happy to share some networking tips, and suggestions on how we can be more efficient with energy use. View or listen to the podcast here.
Invited Speaker - Offshore Wind
Marine Renewables Canada Conference, Ottawa, November 9, 2017
I was thrilled when Marine Renewables Canada invited me to speak at their annual conference. I joined representatives from Orsted, the Business Network for Offshore Wind, Northland Power, and University of Victoria on the offshore wind panel, and provided the Atlantic Canadian perspective.
Guest – Offshore Wind
Iron and Earth East Energy Hour Radio Show, October 19, 2017
I was happy to join fellow offshore wind enthusiast and Director of Iron and Earth East (I&EE), Delia Warren, on the weekly I&EE radio show dedicated to talking all things renewable energy. We discussed offshore wind, benefits, supply chain, and challenges to development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Guest - Entrepreneurship & Mentorship
Memorial University Entrepreneurship Training Program
Problem-solving Workshop, October 18, 2017
The ability to think critically and ask "Why?" is a required skill in business. As an entrepreneur, your new service or product must address your customer's pain point. Then there's the internal decisions, including where best to invest your limited capital, time and resources - a new hire, a marketing campaign, software? I encouraged graduate students to identify solutions to common business challenges