Friday, April 8, 2011
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Adarsh Mehta, Chair, Canadian Wind Energy Association With Wind Energy: Powering Canada’s Future
Adarsh Mehta was elected to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Board of Directors in 2008 to help formulate and guide wind-energy growth in Canada. Passionate about environmental sustainability in the energy sector and with experience of over 2,000
megawatts (MW) of wind-energy projects, she was elected Chair of the CanWEA Board at the end of 2010.
Ms. Mehta has been involved in the wind-energy industry in various capacities for 10 years. In 2010 she joined ACCIONA Wind Energy Canada as Development Director, and currently enjoys working with a global team of professionals dedicated to renewable energy.
Ms. Mehta holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta, and an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Schulich School of Business, for which she was the sole recipient of the Franklin and Sasarman Simard Scholarship.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Mehta is an active volunteer for Child Haven International, a Canadian charity supporting destitute children and women in South Asia. Child Haven International is founded on Gandhian ideals of equality, nonviolence, and environmentally sustainable living. Robert Hornung will be fielding questions following Ms. Mehta’s speech.
Robert Hornung has been President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) since August 2003 and represents the interests of more than 460 members including wind turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, wind-energy project developers and a broad range of service providers to the wind energy industry. Robert is also a board member of the Global Wind Energy Council.
Prior to joining CanWEA, Mr. Hornung worked for nine years with the Pembina Institute, an environmental research and advocacy organization specializing in energy and environment issues. While at the Institute, he served as Policy and Communications Director and
Climate Change Program Director. Mr. Hornung has also worked on the climate-change issue with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Canada, and Friends of the Earth Canada.
Mr. Hornung has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in Political Studies from Trent University as well as an International Baccalaureate from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.
Adarsh Mehta, Chair, Canadian Wind Energy Association
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