Me and my awesome earrings are off to Winnipeg to participate in the Generation Energy national conference on Canada’s future power systems. Thanks National Resources Canada and Minister Carr — it’s an honour to get to go pester experts with impertinent questions.
If you’re Canadian, you don't have to make your way to Manitoba to weigh in. Make your voice heard online: generationenergy.ca.
I'm especially excited about getting to be on the METIS IN SPACE podcast. Is reinventing energy an opportunity to decolonize? Let’s hope — but let’s also cast our eye toward James Bay and Muskrat Falls.
My bottom line going to Generation Energy as a storyteller: We need a new story. Not just a de-carboned version of what we have now. To get truly green we will need to reinvent (or leapfrog?) the grid. That gives us a chance to create something more local, more equitable. We need that new vision, that story. We need a Star Trek, a thing to give us hope, a thing to aim for. Not just: Don't Warm The Planet And Kill Everything.
I think we can do this, though urgent and radical action is needed. But we need to inspire ourselves. We need to believe we can.