- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
President, Encana Natural Gas Inc. & Executive Vice President, Encana Corp., USA
Eric graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering. He has been in the oil and natural gas industry for over 25 years, starting his career with Questar Corporation in Salt Lake City. While working with Questar, he held various positions leading up to Production/Operations Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region in Denver.
In 2000 Eric joined one of Encana's predecessor companies as the lead of the Jonah Field in Wyoming. In 2002 Eric accepted the role of Vice-President, South Rockies Business Unit and oversaw operations that grew gas production from 30 million cubic feet equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) to more than 500 MMcfe/d in the Piceance Basin, DJ Basin and Uintah Basin of eastern Utah.
In March 2007 Eric relocated to Calgary to lead the Bighorn Business Unit in the Canadian Foothills Division. His team was responsible for an annual 30 percent growth in production and 150 percent growth in reserve replacement.
In November 2009 Eric returned to the U.S. and was promoted to Executive Vice-President of Encana Corporation. He leads the Natural Gas Economy team that is responsible for increasing demand for natural gas in North America through advocacy and technical projects that utilize clean, abundant, affordable natural gas.
In 2011 Eric was appointed Senior Vice-President, USA Division to act as second in command of the USA Division and has relocated to Dallas to oversee the Mid-Continent region. He continues to lead the Natural Gas Economy team.
Eric sits on both the Foundation and Engineering Boards of the University of Wyoming and the Canadian Natural Gas Initiative Executive Committee. He also sits on the ANGA Executive Committee and chairs the ANGA Cross-border Committee. He and his wife Laura have three children.