The Federal Budget Can Help Ontario Double Down on its Clean Energy Advantage

This opinion editorial was co-authored with Bruce Lourie (Ivey Foundation) and Moe Kabbara (The Transition Accelerator) and was published in the Toronto Star. Premier Doug Ford knows a good deal for Ontarians when he sees one, as he did with the federal daycare and health-care deals. With the recently unveiled federal budget, Prime Minister JustinContinue reading “The Federal Budget Can Help Ontario Double Down on its Clean Energy Advantage”

Cutting through the Fog of War on Energy Transition

This essay was originally published in the May-June edition of Policy Magazine. It’s been more than a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, precipitating a range of regional and global crises, not the least of which is “the first truly global energy crisis.” It has disrupted both energy supply and demand, resulting in energy price spikes,Continue reading “Cutting through the Fog of War on Energy Transition”

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

The recent visit to Canada by the Japanese Prime Minister sparked the latest round of debate about the prospects for increasing Canadian LNG production and export. According to LNG champions, “Canada definitely has a business case for LNG.” The basic premise is that increasing LNG exports from Canada can help wean Japan off Russian gasContinue reading “All That Glitters Isn’t Gold”

Lost in Transmission?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the magnitude of the challenge we face in scaling up clean electricity generation and transmission to achieve net zero. Generation gets a lot of attention but without transmission to get clean electrons to all the things we need to electrify, we’re stuck. So it was great to seeContinue reading “Lost in Transmission?”

How to Be a Climate Optimist

Blueprints for a Better World This book review was originally published in Alberta Views. “I’m a climate optimist. There’s nothing starry-eyed or Pollyanna-like about it. It’s not a slogan or a marketing pitch.” This opening passage from Calgary author Chris Turner’s most recent book, How to Be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World, mightContinue reading “How to Be a Climate Optimist”

A Prescription for Climate Progress: Stubborn Optimism, and More Stubborn Commitment

This essay was originally published in Policy Magazine. Heat domes. Atmospheric rivers. In 2021, my vocabulary expanded in ways I hadn’t anticipated. Living in British Columbia, I witnessed the cascading impacts to services and supply chains that accompanied the heatwaves, wildfires and flooding, and felt the sense of helplessness shared by most British Columbians asContinue reading “A Prescription for Climate Progress: Stubborn Optimism, and More Stubborn Commitment”


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