The MEM Seminar Series 2001/2002





“Energy and Sustainable Development”





Senior Scientist

Ontario Power Generation

Environmental Affairs Department

Toronto, Ontario









Saturday , 09 March 2002

10:00 am - 12 noon

Lecture Room LR425  (SDE3 Level 4)







All are Welcome


For more information, please call

Jennifer @ 874-3563 or e-mail




This seminar will provide an overview of how large corporations in the energy business manage the environment in North America,  and how it relates to the Asian environment and energy needs.  The topics and  issues to be discussed will include:  Energy (electric power generation) supply and demand forecast in  Asia, and its potential environmental impacts; environmental management in the electric power industry in Canada, with a focus on the environmental management system (EMS) and ISO 14001; sustainable energy development programs; environmental monitoring, impact assessment, and mitigation; ecological risk assessment as a tool; public participation and stakeholder involvement; Canadian environmental regulations and due diligence. Policy formulation and program implementation will be emphasized. Dr Torrenueva will also use his experience in the Philippines, Thailand and India in making the presentation more applicable to Asia.


About   the  speaker

Dr Allen Torrenueva received his Bachelor's degree in forest ecology from the University of the Philippines; his Master's degree in ecology from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; & Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia, with a major in nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. He migrated to Canada and worked briefly in consulting and the government of Ontario. Presently, he is a senior scientist in Ontario Power Generation (one of the largest electric utility company in North America) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he has worked during the past 25 years. His expertise includes project management, environmental impact assessment, biological effects of air pollution and global warming, waste management, sustainable development, and ecological risk assessment. He has also provided training in environmental impact assessment, sustainable development and public participation in Kenya, India, Thailand, and the Philippines.