Clean energy dialogue events and milestones

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2014
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
Secretariat October 9, 2014 Report released The Third Report to Leaders on the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue was presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama.
Secretariat September 18, 2014 Dialogue held Canada's Environment Minister, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, and Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Greg Rickford, met with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to discuss the U.S. - Canada Clean Energy Dialogue.  
Electricity Grid Working Group (EG) May 14 - 15, 2014 Dialogue held The Hydrogen Energy Storage Workshop was held in Sacramento, California.
  • A Powerpoint presentation on the results of the workshop is available on request.
Carbon Capture and Storage Working Group (CCS) May 6-7, 2014 Dialogue held The 3rd annual Binational Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage was held in Edmonton, Alberta.
Clean Energy Research and Development and Energy Efficiency Working Group
(R&D-EE)
May 2014 Report released Canadian and U.S. officials gave a joint presentation on cross-border ISO 50001 implementation at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Seoul, South Korea.
R&D-EE March 31, 2014 Report released A report was completed on testing and verification procedures for Anaerobic Digestion and Combined Heat and Power in municipal wastewater treatment applications.
R&D-EE March 18, 2014 Dialogue held A stakeholder workshop on community biogas technologies was held in Hamilton, Ontario.
CCS March 2014 Report released A review of public and stakeholder engagement for CCS projects was completed.
  • A copy of the report is available on request.
Secretariat February 4, 2014 Dialogue held Canada's Environment Minister, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, met U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to discuss the U.S. - Canada Clean Energy Dialogue.

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2013
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
R&D-EE December 12, 2013 Report released A review of transformative environmental technologies for emissions-intensive sectors was completed.
R&D-EE November 25-26, 2013 Dialogue held A joint workshop was held on on computational modeling and analysis for ocean energy projects in Edinburgh, Scotland.
CCS September 2013 Study completed A study on the carbon storage potential of the Basal Cambrian Saline Formation was completed.
EG July 19, 2013 Report released The report Case Study Analysis of Hydro-Variable Renewable Electricity Integration Strategies was completed.
R&D-EE July 2013 Product launched Natural Resources Canada launched the Canadian edition of ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager™, developed in conjunction with the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency.
CCS April 23 – 24, 2013 Dialogue held A workshop was held on the long-term management of CCS projects involving underground CO2injection was held in Champaign, Illinois.
R&D-EE April 11, 2013 Report released The paper Abrasion Analysis of Critical Components of Hydrokinetic Devices was presented at Marine Energy Technology Symposium.
R&D-EE April 10 – 11, 2013 Dialogue held The panel session "Projects Up North" was held at the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference (GMREC) in Washington DC.
CCS April 2013 Report released The U.S. National Energy Technology laboratory (NETL) released a revised edition of Best Practices Manual for Public Outreach and Education for Carbon Storage Projects.
CCS March 2013 Report released A review of regulations and carbon crediting for CCS and CO2-EOR operations was completed.
  • A copy of the report is available on request.
EG February 2013 Report released The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released Integrated Canada-U.S. Power Sector Modeling with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS).
R&D-EE February 6, 2013 Dialogue held A panel session on natural gas for transportation fuel was held at the Transportation Technology and Fuels Forum (TTFF) in Ottawa, Ontario.
R&D-EE January 29, 2013 Dialogue held An information sharing workshop on heavy duty truck emissions was held in Washington DC.
R&D-EE January 1, 2013 Product launched ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient was launched as a regular offering.
R&D-EE January 2013 Report released The report Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Development around the World was released.

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2012
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
CCS December 2012 Report released The book Best Practices for Validating CO2 Geological Storage: Observations and guidance from the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 storage project was published.
EG November 27, 2012 Dialogue held The Distributed Energy Storage Conference was held in Toronto, Ontario.
R&D-EE October 15 - 16, 2012 Dialogue held A joint workshop was held on technical specifications of major ocean energy projects and open water testing centres in Dublin, Ireland.
EG October 15 - 16, 2012 Report released The paper Utility Best Practices for Consumer Engagement was presented at the Smart Grid Canada Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
CCS October 10 - 11, 2012 Dialogue held A joint workshop on advanced fossil fuel conversion technologies was held at NRCan's CanmetENERGY research facilities in Ottawa, Ontario.
R&D-EE October 2012 Dialogue held A joint workshop on environmental monitoring for ocean energy projects was held in Dublin, Ireland.
CCS September 5 - 6, 2012 Dialogue held The 2nd annual Binational Conference on CCS was held in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Secretariat June 21, 2012 Guiding document released The Governments of Canada and the United States released Action Plan II of the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue.
CCS May 15 - 17, 2012 Dialogue held An international knowledge sharing forum on carbon storage monitoring, measurement and verification (MMV) and carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) was held in Mobile, Alabama.
EG May 11, 2012 Dialogue held A workshop was held on the integration of renewable sources of electricity into the North American grid.
EG May 2, 2012 Product launched SmartGrid Canada launched Canada’s Online NationalSmartGrid Repository.
CCS May 1, 2012 Product launched Release of the  North American Carbon Storage Atlas (NACSA), produced in conjunction with the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER).
EG March 31, 2012 Report released The report International Overview of Marine Renewable Energy Regulatory Frameworks was completed.
R&D-EE March 29, 2012 Study completed The report Inventory of Federal Expertise Related to Assessing, Quantifying and Monitoring the Environmental Sustainability of Agriculture was completed.
R&D-EE March 2012 Dialogue held A workshop on advanced biofuels in was held in Washington DC.
R&D-EE February 2012 Dialogue held A workshop on algal carbon conversion was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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2011
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
R&D-EE November 2011 Product launched Natural Resources Canada launched the ‘ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient’ Canadian pilot project, developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy.
R&D-EE September 2011 Agreement signed Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the Energy Efficiency Building Benchmarking Portfolio Manager Tool
R&D-EE May 2011 Product launched The Laboratory Access Guides were released, facilitating access to Government of Canada labs by U.S. researchers.
EG March 31, 2011 Study completed A study entitled The Potential Impact of Relaxing Renewable Portfolio Standard Constraints on Canada-U.S. Energy Trade was completed.
R&D-EE March 2011 Dialogue held A joint workshop was held to disseminate the results of Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool (DRQAT) pilot project.
R&D-EE March 2011 Study completed A scientometric study of key clean energy R&D performers in Canada and the U.S. was completed.
Secretariat February 4, 2011 Report released The Second Report to Leaders on the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue was presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama.
Secretariat February 2011 Guiding Document Released Environment Canada's Audit and Evaluation Branch releases its evaluation of the Canada - U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue, produced in association with Natural Resources Canada and the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
EG January 25, 2011 Dialogue Held The Smart Grid Policy Leadership Conference was held in Waterloo, Ontario.

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2010
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
R&D-EE December 2010 Study completed Results were obtained for the pyrolysis oil phase analyses of harvest value from Mountain Pine Beetle killed trees.
R&D-EE December 2010 Dialogue Held A workshop was held on lifecycle analysis for automotive lightweighting.
EG May 19 - 20, 2010 Dialogue Held The U.S.-Canada Clean Electricity Trade Conferencewas held in Rosemont, Illinois.
CCS May 12, 2010 Dialogue Held A panel session on best practices for public engagement was held at the 9th annual Carbon Capture and Storage Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Clean Energy Dialogue partners also shared their consensus insights from the 1st annual Binational Conference on CCS, held two days prior.
CCS May 10, 2010 Dialogue Held The 1st annual Binational Conference on CCS was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It was scheduled to immediately precede the Carbon Capture and Storage Conference, which began the following day.
R&D-EE April 16, 2010 Agreement Signed The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, and Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, signed the Declaration of Intent (DOI) for Cooperation in Energy Science and Technology in Washington, DC. 
R&D-EE June 30, 2010 Agreement Signed Clean Energy Dialogue partners CanmetMATERIALS Technology Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory sign Memorandum of Understanding in support of cooperative R&D on materials for clean energy and energy efficiency. 
EG Spring 2010 Report Released The background paper Realizing the Potential Power of Storage was completed.
R&D-EE March 2010 Report Released A scientometric study of international clean energy R&D activities was completed.
R&D-EE March 2010 Dialogue Held Bilateral workshops on biofuels and biomass energy were held in Denver, Colorado.
EG February 17 - 18, 2010 Dialogue Held The bilateral forum Building the Power Workforce of Tomorrow was held in Toronto, Ontario.
R&D-EE February 2010 Agreement signed The National Research Council of Canada and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for biofuels. 

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2009
Working Group Date Event Description More Information
CCS December 2009 Report released The National Energy Technology Laboratory released its Public Outreach and Education for Carbon Storage Projects Best Practices Manual.
Secretariat September 16, 2009 Report released The First Report to Leaders on the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue was presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama.  The report marks the launch of Action Plan I.
Various June 30, 2009 Dialogue held A roundtable meeting was held between Clean Energy Dialogue participants to kick off the development of Action Plan I.
Secretariat February 19, 2009 Guiding document released Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announce the launch of the U.S. -Canada Clean Energy Dialogue.

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