Public Engagement

My goal is to contribute to academic thought and to affect and influence Canadian policymaking and policy implementation. I am a regular non-partisan commentator on energy and environmental policy issues, writing for print media, appearing on a variety of TV, radio, and podcasts, advising governments, and providing testimony when requested.


  • I've written a number of op-eds for CBC Opinion, Alberta Views, the Calgary Herald and the Hill Times, and contribute to Maclean's chart week

  • I've written a report assessing the BC oil and gas royalty system, arguing for major changes which led to a royalty review and reform of BC's royalty system

  • I've given testimony on a proposed oil and gas emissions cap to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources, 2022

  • I've given testimony on carbon pricing to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, 2017

  • I have appeared on numerous news broadcasts talking about carbon taxes, federal climate policy, energy markets, impact assessment, and other issues.

  • I have been on several podcasts and radio shows including, but not limited to, the CBC's The 180, What on Earth and West of Centre, and Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge.

  • I have been interviewed hundreds of times for various print media outlets on numerous public policy topics.

Policy Advising

  • Visiting Scholar, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2022 - present

  • Government of British Columbia, professional services and advice on emissions pricing, 2022 - present

  • Government of British Columbia, professional services and advice on the B.C royalty system, 2021 - present

  • Mitigation Expert Panel Member, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, 2019 - present

  • Member, City of Calgary Climate Panel, 2018 - present

  • Member, Environmental Assessment Advisory Group, Global Affairs Canada, 2017 - present

  • Advisor, Federal Initiatives on Indigenous Relations, Government of Alberta, 2018

  • Advisor to the Energy Diversification Advisory Committee, Government of Alberta, 2017

  • Member, Oil Sands and Crude Oil and Liquids working groups, Alberta Royalty Review, 2015-2016