Arthur BledsoeSenior Analyst

Portrait of Arthur Bledsoe

Arthur Bledsoe is a senior analyst with the Renewables in Remote Communities program and is based in Vancouver. He recently completed a master’s degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC where he he focused on energy policy, resource management, and good governance. Arthur started his career as an automotive engineer working on electric vehicle batteries and product design for General Motors and electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive. He has previously worked as a policy consultant and researcher on remote renewable energy development in partnership with Indigenous groups and relationship agreements between First Nations and external partners. 

Arthur is passionate about creating policy systems that enable people and communities to creatively flourish and enjoy nature, and is a strong believer in conservation and preservation of public space. In his free time, he enjoys all manner of outdoor activities, especially mountain biking and skiing, as well as music, reading, and building things. He holds a master’s degree from University of British Columbia and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.

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Arthur Bledsoe's Recent Publications

solar panels on the roof of a building in a remote community

Long-term resource planning in remote communities Understanding the critical relationship between utilities' strategic planning and the clean energy transition in remote communities

Blog March 13, 2024- By Arthur Bledsoe
Long-term resource planning is a critical component of utility operations; it is also an essential ingredient to the clean energy transition, as it prompts utilities to map out how they are going to provide enough energy for the future, including what technologies for electricity generation are, such as a hydropower dam or a natural gas plant.
Innergex Renewable Energy's Ashlu Creek run-of-river hydroelectric power plant, northwest of Squamish, B.C. April 20, 2016.

Empowering Indigenous leadership: A look at British Columbia's evolving clean energy landscape Our reflections on a year of remote clean energy development in B.C., advancements in First Nations energy leadership, and what we're keeping an eye on in 2024

Blog Feb. 7, 2024- By Arthur Bledsoe
2023 was an exciting year for clean energy policy in British Columbia. With the combined developments of a new call for power, critical funding allocations, and the ongoing implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), the province is taking encouraging action on the clean energy portfolio. Looking ahead into 2024, this blog outlines the policy developments we're looking out for.
Three Nations Energy Solar panels in Fort Chipewyan

Energy justice in remote communities How integrating energy justice in power purchase agreements can accelerate an Indigenous-led clean energy transition

Blog Aug. 2, 2023- By Arthur Bledsoe, Bhan Gatkuoth
For remote Indigenous communities, renewable energy projects can serve as a pathway towards economic development, climate action, energy security, and diesel reduction. Despite these myriad benefits, clean energy leaders in remote communities across Canada face persistent systemic roadblocks which indefinitely stall or halt renewable energy projects and aspirations.

Reexamining Rates for Remote Renewable Energy How integrating energy justice in power purchase agreements can accelerate an Indigenous-led clean energy transition

Publication June 7, 2023- By Arthur Bledsoe, Katarina Savic
In this paper, we consider the intersection of justice and energy with a special focus on the role of governments, regulators, and utilities in creating a fairer system of for power purchase agreements for Indigenous clean energy proponents. As part of the discussion, we interrogate the Bonbright Principles and their role in maintaining systemic barriers which directly affect the uptake of clean energy progress in remote Indigenous communities.
Solar panels

Government action on UNDRIP and the clean energy transition Upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples is key to the energy transition in remote communities

Blog May 31, 2023- By Arthur Bledsoe, Katarina Savic
Indigenous communities continue to face persistent economic, regulatory, and political barriers as they seek to reduce diesel dependency and realize energy sovereignty. Confronting these barriers through a commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous leadership within decision-making and design processes can support the advancement of multiple government priorities. Key among them include the implementation of UNDRIP into Canadian law.


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