Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada
It takes 3 things to make usable power from oceans: tides, waves or currents , technology – and an industry. Dr. Chris Campbell has been the spark behind the latter. Under his leadership as Executive Director of Marine Renewables Canada, Chris has created a national sector association with 100 members from provincial governments, utilities, project and technology developers and research groups, to pursue Canada’s low-carbon economic and energy opportunities to be grown out of our wave and tidal and river current resources. This group has succeeded in mobilizing energy and energy technology policy and investment of more than $100 million to make Canada one of the world leaders in this new industry.