Bora Plumptre is a senior analyst in the federal policy program of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank. He conducts research to support clean energy advocacy at the national level, with a special emphasis on policy to ensure a cleaner fuel supply in the transportation and electricity sectors. His professional past includes time as an opposition staffer on Parliament Hill, as a research assistant with the Smart Prosperity Institute (formerly Sustainable Prosperity), and as a project consultant for The Natural Step Canada. He has also co-authored academic work in Case Studies on Transport Policy and the Journal of Canadian Studies. Currently, Bora serves as the Pembina Institute's lead spokesperson on Canada's incoming federal clean fuel standard.

Bora earned a joint honours degree in philosophy and history from McGill University, where he also completed the musical applications of technology program at the Schulich School of Music. While in Montreal, he interned with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation. Bora also holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Ottawa, where he worked as a research assistant to analyze the environmental and fiscal effectiveness of Canada’s 2006 public transit tax credit. Bora likes running long-distance, sourdough crusty, and books well-bound.


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Bora Plumptre's Recent Publications

Clean Fuel Standard will help Canada achieve net-zero by 2050 With a growing clean fuel industry and increasing costs of climate change, delay is not an option

Blog
Jan. 27, 2021 - By Bora Plumptre

The Clean Fuel Standard will introduce a broad set of incentives to accelerate Canada’s transition to clean-burning liquid fuels and electric mobility. The policy is a critical measure for reaching this country’s climate goals, especially when paired with a price on carbon pollution. It will drive job creation while improving Canada’s competitive advantage as countries and companies around the world accelerate efforts to decarbonize.

National emissions numbers underscore need to invest in clean economy What the newest National Inventory Report tells us about Canada’s growing carbon emissions

Blog
April 23, 2020 - By Bora Plumptre

The NIR carbon emissions numbers serve as a stark reminder of the need to prioritize post-pandemic economic rebuilding efforts around measures and investments that will help decarbonize our economy and allow us to emerge with greater resilience.

Cover of comments re Clean Fuel Standard

Comments on the Clean Fuel Standard Proposed Regulatory Approach Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Aug. 30, 2019 - By Fernando Melo, Shahid Hossaini, Bora Plumptre

Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute comment on the federal government’s Clean Fuel Standard Proposed Regulatory Approach. In addition to specifying the regultatory design choices we support, we also identify areas of concern, and offer comments and recommendations.

Canada’s clean fuel standard is exactly the kind of climate action we need It's a measured and orderly approach to a necessary energy transition

Blog
July 16, 2019 - By Bora Plumptre

Canada’s clean fuel standard should be celebrated as a measured and orderly approach to a necessary energy transition. 

Three takeaways from Canada’s latest greenhouse gas emissions data What we’ve learned from this year’s National Inventory Report

Blog
July 12, 2018 - By Bora Plumptre

Like oxygen, nitrogen, and yes, carbon dioxide, summer is in the air. The Pembina Institute took a moment this season to review the federal government’s 25th and most recent filing of Canada’s National Inventory Report. 

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