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Energy vs Climate – Build Back Better

September 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm MDT


Topic: Build Back Better


Hosted by: Energy vs. Climate, a Payne Institute partner


Time: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm MT


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Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate podcast on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m. MT as they discuss their op-ed, “The Oil Sands Fundamentals are Dire and Stark – and Canada Shouldn’t Spend to Revive a Dying Dream” that clearly touched a nerve, garnering 800+ comments.  They will tackle some of the points they raised in the op-ed, including the role of the oil sands in the economic future of the province, COVID-19 as a factor in peak oil, the dynamics of oil markets, and the risks in focusing on net zero oil moonshots. They will debate some of the feedback they’ve received from a range of sources and take viewer questions.

About your co-hosts:

  • David Keith is formerly a professor at the University of Calgary and founded Carbon Engineering. He is now a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School and splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge.
  • Sara Hastings-Simon is formerly a research physicist and the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute, a current research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, and a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Ed Whittingham is formerly the executive director of the Pembina Institute. He is now a clean energy policy/finance consultant and fellow at the Public Policy Forum.

Energy vs. Climate is a live, interactive webinar, a podcast, and occasional newsletter. You can subscribe for future updates at energyvsclimate.substack.com.


September 9, 2020
12:00 pm MDT
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