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Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa

Canada's Energy & Cleantech Market: A Webinar for Icelandic Enterprises

This interactive webinar hosted by the Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa on March 21, 2023 was intended to help Icelandic enterprises better understand and navigate opportunities associated with Canada's growing renewable energy and cleantech market.


Speakers offered a macro-level overview of the current market, Canada's energy mix, and Canada's path towards net zero before exploring several specific sub-sectors in further detail. These include geothermal energy, CCUS, energy efficiency, and challenges and opportunities specific to Canada's north.

By the end of the session participating Icelandic enterprises should have a clearer understanding of the opportunities available to them in Canada and what to consider as part of their market entry strategy.

Speakers and moderators included:

  • Alison Thompson, Chair & Managing Director of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association and CEO, Borealis Geothermal
  • Dean Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Greenwave Innovations
  • Heather Campbell, Executive Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates
  • Hlynur Gudjonsson, Ambassador of Iceland to Canada
  • Michael Muller, VP Planning, Environment, and Health and Safety, Yukon Energy
  • Per Unheim, Head of Public Affairs and Trade, Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa
  • Tyler Chapman, Energy Efficiency and Technology Branch, Natural Resources Canada
  • Xavier Rodriguez, Trade Commissioner and Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Canada in Iceland


  • Introductions and welcome remarks
  • Overview of Canada's Clean Energy Sector & Decarbonisation Goals
  • Opportunities & Challenges in Canada's North
  • Canada's Geothermal Energy Secto
  • Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization (CCUS) in Canada
  • Opportunities in Canada's Energy Efficiency & Conservation: Insights from Saskatchewan
  • Alberta's Renewable Energy and Cleantech Sector
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Closing remarks and information on future webinars

The event was organized by the Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in Reykjavík and with support from Business Iceland.


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