Cedric is an analyst with the transportation and urban solutions team at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank.

His prior work experience includes time with York Region Municipality and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, where he specialized in financial model development and policy research, respectively. Cedric gained his master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto where he focused on energy and healthcare, researching the impact of biofuel production on the long-term co-integrative relationship between agriculture and oil prices.  

Cedric has held short-term positions with the Environmental Investment Organisation, the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics and the University of Toronto Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, completing projects in areas including urban resilience and data decomposition automation.

Outside of work, Cedric enjoys art, reading and running.


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Cedric Smith's Recent Publications

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Reducing barriers for the adoption of light-duty zero-emission vehicles Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

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Dec. 16, 2020 - By Cedric Smith

On behalf of the Pembina Institute, analyst Cedric Smith made the following submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development on zero emissions vehicles on November 23, 2020. 

 

 

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Building a zero-emission goods-movement system Opportunities to strengthen Canada’s ZEV freight sector

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Dec. 10, 2020 - By Carolyn Kim, Cedric Smith

As urbanization, economic activity, online shopping, and the demand for same-day and home deliveries increase, the number of delivery trucks and vans on the streets of Canada’s cities is also growing. This report, a publication of the Urban Delivery Solutions Initiative, identifies 10 opportunities to support the expansion of zero-emission vehicles for goods movement, and to help Canada achieve its 2030 and 2050 climate targets.

Power Play Canada's role in the electric vehicle transition

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April 2, 2020 - By Cedric Smith, Carolyn Kim, Ben Sharpe, Nic Lutsey

Canada holds a prominent stake in the global automotive industry, but that position could be strengthened with stronger action to support the transition to electric vehicles.

The next frontier for climate action Decarbonizing urban freight in Canada

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In light of growing populations and a rapidly growing e-commerce sector, Canadian cities are developing strategies to drive down freight emissions.

Collaboration and planning are key to Canada’s clean trucking future Solutions to heavy-duty freight emissions are well within reach

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Aug. 30, 2019 - By Cedric Smith

The good news is that solutions are well within reach, and will result in businesses and trucking companies saving money, making efficiencies, and creating cleaner air for all Canadians to benefit from.

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