Speaker: Khlaire Parré
Topic: Introduction to Energy and Infrastructure session
When: August 15, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Khlaire Parré is the Director of Permits and Environmental Consulting for wpd Canada. Her role is to ensure the protection of the environment is of utmost priority as the company develops wind power under the Ontario Feed-In-Tariff Programs instituted under the Green Energy Act.
Khlaire was previously a Renewable Energy Consultant for the Ontario Renewable Energy Association, the organization that spearheaded the Green Energy Act. She is a frequent speaker on Renewable Energy and Community Power, educating individuals, communities and legislators on climate change. Khlaire has spoken on radio talk shows and has appeared on Public Broadcast Station. Her span of influence extends beyond the U.S and Canada to Africa, where she had the opportunity to represent the Climate Action Network at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Nairobi, Kenya.
Khlaire is highly committed to the advancement and adoption of renewable energy technologies and to Community Power. She was the first resident to install solar energy in the Outer Banks, North Carolina and pioneered to establish the first residential power permits. She founded a local Chapter of Chesapeake Climate Action Network and served as co-chair of the Mayor's Cool Cities Committee. She has been influential in the legislative process as well and spearheaded the introduction of green bills in the 2006 and 2007 Virginia legislation sessions.