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April 11, 2013 Securing Canada’s Energy Future: Round Table on Renewable and Clean Energy


The NATO Council of Canada

cordially invites you to a round table discussion on

Renewable and Clean Energy


John De Vellis

Shibley Righton LLP

John’s multi-faceted practice includes commercial litigation, condominium law, labour and employment law, education, professional negligence, and energy law. His experience includes everything from counseling investors in major fraud cases to serving clients in wrongful-dismissal suits.

As a member of the firm’s Renewable Energy law practice, John has represented customer and industry groups in hearings before the Ontario Energy Board. He assists renewable-energy developers with corporate issues, commercial agreements, land acquisition, and regulatory issues pertaining to the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed-inTariff (FIT) program. The FIT program is North America’s first comprehensive and guaranteed, pricing structure for energy generated from renewable sources.

John joined the firm in 2006 after spending three years with another firm practicing civil litigation and corporate/commercial law, and one year as legal counsel to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, which is a consumer rights organization based in Ottawa.

Eric H. Bremermann

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Eric Bremermann is a Partner in the Toronto office, Co-Chair of the firm’s Energy Group, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on Canadian-European cross-border issues, including advising on corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, disposition and financing, corporate governance matters, business and family succession, as well as the establishment of subsidiaries in the NAFTA marketplace.

Mr. Bremermann has specific expertise in the area of renewable energy and independent power production. He has advised a variety of clients in the sector in connection with their entry into Canada, acquisition, development and financing of power projects, including wind and solar, and associated regulatory requirements. Mr. Bremermann is fluent in German.

Kristopher Stevens

Executive Director
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Kristopher Stevens, is a frequent speaker on sustainable energy and Community Power across North America. He is a “transformative entrepreneur” with experience on three continents in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors. He specializes in stakeholder engagement, sustainable energy policy, corporate communications and strategic planning.

Throughout his colourful career, Kristopher has recruited executives for Fortune 500 multinationals, hosted a popular South Korean radio program and researched economic reform in Africa and the sensitive topic of social friction in Ontario’s electricity sector. He is the executive director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, which actively champions Community Power and the evolution of Ontario’s electricity sector to 100% sustainable energy. Kristopher served as the founding chair of the Green Energy Act Alliance, which led the successful campaign for Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act.

Event Information

April 11, 2013 Start Time: 6:30 pm
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
165 University Avenue, First Floor Meeting Room
Participation Fees:
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Student Rate: Free

Key topics to be addressed include Context, Economic Feasibility, Health Issues, Community Engagement and Factors Shaping Canadian Energy Dialogue. There will be the opportunity for discussion after each topic, a Q and A session after the presentations and a networking reception over wine and cheese to close the evening.

Key Topics:

1. Context

2. Economical Feasibility

3. Health Issues

4. Community Engagement (Esp. First Nations)

5. Factors Shaping Canadian Energy Dialogue

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Stephens

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