Some governments have expressed an interest in “cumulative effects” approaches that attempt to build up a more comprehensive regional picture of industrial development. Such approaches aim to consider a project’s environmental, social, and economic impacts against a broad range of potential activities and industries that have already occurred—or could occur—in the area. This session will explore cumulative effects from regulator and wind-energy industry perspectives. What cumulative effects approaches provide for sustainable development but ensure consistency, fairness, and transparency?
Moderator: Marc Rose, AECOM
Charlie Palmer, Hemmera
JP Mousseau, Alberta Utilities Commission
Dave Stepnisky, Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Parks (invited)
Isabelle Deguise, BluEarth Renewables (invited)