Bora Plumptre is a senior analyst in the federal policy program of Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank. He conducts research to support clean energy advocacy at the national level, and works on projects promoting the accelerated phase-out of coal-fired power, and low carbon fuel standards. 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 co-authored work in the Journal of Canadian Studies arguing for the need to better integrate Canada’s environmental and diplomatic history in the Arctic (and beyond).

Bora holds 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. During studies at the University of Ottawa towards a master’s degree in environmental sustainability, 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

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

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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. 

Try out your climate policy ideas Test the effects of 50+ approaches with the new Energy Policy Simulator

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March 27, 2018 - By Sara Hastings-Simon, Benjamin Israel, Bora Plumptre, Brianne Riehl, and Jeffrey Rissman & Robbie Orris of Energy Innovation

The Energy Policy Simulator is Canada’s first free, open-source tool giving you a chance to see how energy and climate policies influence emissions across the country.

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