Envigour specializes in strategic policy development. We have extensive experience in development of policy, strategies, and plans. We also can advise on how to ensure successful implementation. We specialize in energy policy, but can bring our experience to many fields.
Development can bring uncertainty and a risk the public may lose confidence that the development will be managed to a positive outcome. Envigour believes public confidence can grow when development is done with respect, open dialogue and is knowledge based. We can help.
Good policy involves managing positive and sustainable economic development. Envigour will help build connections for businesses in Canada and beyond, especially in the emerging Marine Renewable Energy and Efficiency sectors.
Envigour started in 2016 with Principal Consultant Bruce Cameron. Bruce has more than 40 years of experience in public policy critique, analysis, and development. Close to 20 years of that experience was with the Nova Scotia Government in the Departments of Finance and Energy. Based on his significant experience in public consultation, policy, and strategy development, Bruce can advise on policy options, alternatives and implementation strategies for public and private sector interests. A brief outline of his experience and expertise may be found here. A longer outline may be found here.
Bruce Cameron is the former Executive Director of Electricity, Renewables, and Efficiency with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. He has demonstrated policy leadership in electricity, renewable energy – particularly in the area of in-stream tidal energy – and energy regulatory development. In developing strategic energy policies for Nova Scotia, he also has extensive experience in stakeholder and public engagement. He has an MBA from Dalhousie University (1985) and an undergraduate degree from Carleton University in the arts and social sciences (BA 1973) and journalism, BJ Hon. (1974).
In February 2016, he became an Adjunct Fellow at Southampton University.
In April 2017, QUEST announced Bruce Cameron had been selected as a Senior Associate.
Throughout 2018, Bruce worked with key leaders in marine renewable energy to launch a new organization to support research and development in the sector through the Americas. A Pan-American Marine Renewable Energy Conference (PAMEC) held its inaugural conference in January 2020 in Costa Rica. The conference governing body is the PAMEC.Energy Association with Bruce as President.
In May 2020, Bruce co-founded PACE Atlantic CIC, a community interest corporation, to develop efficiency and renewable energy programs for municipalities. Envigour helped design programs for PACE Atlantic in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. Bruce was a shareholder and Vice President of PACE Atlantic until January 2022.
In addition to Bruce, Envigour works with experienced Associates in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New England, the UK and Singapore. Envigour can be the lead in managing projects or join as a partner with others.
Our Work to Date
Envigour was founded in 2016. Over the course of the following 6 years, Envigour has advised clients in Canada, the UK and Singapore on energy policy issues ranging from financing of energy efficiency upgrades; design of energy efficiency agencies; carbon pricing issues in the Nova Scotia electricity sector; electricity markets for renewables in Atlantic Canada and New England, energy data collection and management, the implications of new technology innovation for Canada’s regulatory frameworks, clean technology exports and inward investment in Atlantic Canada, analysis of Asian renewable energy markets and USA Offshore Wind market opportunities for marine renewable energy supply chain and developers in Canada, and the characterization of the smart energy sector in Atlantic Canada including analysis of needs for export marketing. Envigour also supported a winning Power Forward Challenge Team on a plan to integrate energy efficiency with smart grid technologies, analyzed current practices and challenges in the collection, management and reporting on energy information in Canada, and supported the Marine Renewables Canada mission to the Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
In 2022 Envigour is working on a Project to build an Atlantic Canada Hydrogen Strategy Framework and undertaking work on regulatory best practices for geothermal energy developments.
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