Stephen Howard is the founder and former president of Renewable Lifestyles Ltd., the leader in renewable energy installs in Atlantic Canada. He is also the founder and developer of Solar Island Electric Inc. a community-driven investment business that has made PEI a leader in per capita community-owned solar electric installs in Canada, as well as a founding member and past President of the Summerside Makerspace - a non-profit organization that encourages community-based innovation and learning.
Stephen studied Computer Engineering and Information Systems Technology at Holland College. For the last 15 years, he has been at the forefront of the renewable energy industry and has been consulted by all levels of government with regards to the climate and/or the energy future of Summerside, PEI, and the Maritimes. He has been a strong voice for distributed renewables for the last decade with a focus on ensuring technology brings us all benefits not a few of us. Stephen is interested in creating a resilient Island-owned grid that facilitates the transition to a 100% renewable energy future.
Stephen lives in Summerside with his wife Amber Shea and their three young sons.
Stephen was elected to the Legislative Assembly on April 23. 2019 for District 22, Summerside-South Drive and is the Opposition Critic for Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy and Justice and Public Safety.
Member History Table
|Constituency||Party||Start Date||End Date|
|22-Summerside-South Drive||Green||April 2019||Current Member|
|Committee Name||Role||Start Date||End Date|
|Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability||Committee Member||2019||2021|
|Special Committee on Climate Change||Committee Member||2019||2021|
|Education and Economic Growth||Committee Member||2021||Current|