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Sara Hastings-Simon

Sara Hastings-Simon is the director of the Pembina Institute’s clean economy program in Alberta. Sara has expertise in clean tech, electricity grids and markets, and emissions reduction policy. She sits on the board of Emissions Reduction Alberta and is a member of the Alberta Clean Technology Task Force.

She has worked with governments (provincial and national), utilities, renewable energy developers, financial institutions, and oil and gas companies. Her work has included development of a detailed model of the North American power sector, research on success factors in the cleantech industry, and development of international and domestic policy for climate change and emissions reduction,.

Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, Sara was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Geneva.

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Perfect Timing for Renewables

As climate action and the commitment to hit our targets gains ground in Canada, including the federal government’s commitment to phase out coal, companies required to meet carbon and environmental obligations have realistic options worth considering. Renewable energy prices are dropping—making it easier to purchase renewable energy to meet customer…