Meetings & Working Groups

Energy Forum main table meetings are scheduled 3-4 times per year and are conducted under the Chatham House rule. Various working groups meet on an as-needed basis. Guest speakers at recent Energy Forum main table meetings have included the following:

  • George Heyman, MLA
  • Harry Swain, Former Chair, Joint Review Panel for Site C
  • Hugo Séguin, SWITCH
  • Jonathan Rhone, BC Clean Tech
  • Rosie Simms, POLIS
  • Susan Frank, California Delivers Coalition

Public Forums

The Energy Forum convened a public forum on April 15, 2015, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, entitled B.C.’s Liquefied Natural Gas Ambitions: An Energy Forum Public Dialogue. Speakers and panelists included:

  • Art Sterritt, Coastal Fiirst Nations
  • Karena Shaw, University of Victoria
  • Linda Nowlan, WWF Canada
  • Mark Grist, Fortis BC
  • Merran Smith, Clean Energy Canada
  • Paul Kariya, Clean Energy BC
  • Steve Davis, Steve Davis & Associates
  • Tom Syer, Business Council of BC


Representatives of the Energy Forum have provided policy briefings to a number of elected officials and senior bureaucrats in the Provincial Government, as well as representatives of opposition parties.


  • Alliances Will Bolster Climate and Energy Policy, Vancouver Sun, April 5, 2013
  • British Columbia is Ready to Lead the Transition to Clean Transportation, Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2014

Letters and Recommendations

The following letters have been prepared and submitted to decision makers on behalf of the Energy Forum or groups of its members: