Ben is the director of the Pembina Institute's electricity program. He works primarily on renewable energy and electricity policy design and analysis, focusing on Alberta and national jurisdictions. The emphasis of this work is on reducing emissions from the electricity sector, whether through decreased reliance on fossil fuel sources of generation or policies to support the development of renewable energy. Ben engages in a variety of strategies and activities characteristic of the Pembina Institute: policy research and analysis, policy drafting, electricity sector data analysis and scenario modelling, public advocacy, media engagement, consulting and collaborative projects with industry and other civil society organizations, and interest-based negotiation. Ben also contributes legal analysis and strategy across Pembina’s diverse work on energy issues in Canada.
Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, Ben was a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and worked on international human rights and environmental law. He holds a B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Lethbridge and a JD from Harvard Law School.
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cell: 587-897-6261 • work: 403-269-3344 • tweet: @thibaultben