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Event Report: Energy in Québec – Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy

Special event by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo was held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

We welcomed Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources as our speaker at Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Mr. Arcand is a minister responsible for Plan Nord, a plan to promote the potential for mining, energy, tourism, and social and cultural development in Québec north of the 49th degree of latitude. This is part of an initiative for Quebec to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
Mr. Arcand shared information regarding the project and initiative, followed by a panel discussion regarding the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Transport Electrification.

For more information regarding the themes presented by the minister:

1. Quebec’s new Energy Policy

2. Transport Electrification