Morrigan is an analyst with the responsible fossil fuels team in Alberta, supporting the team's work on oil and gas liabilities and researching topics on the future of the oil and gas industry. She has a BA in economics from the University of Alberta and a certificate in economics and management of natural resources, energy, and the environment. She has worked in the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) and as an intern with the Pembina Institute.

As a Calgary native, Morrigan enjoys pretty much anything she can do in the mountains.


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Morrigan Simpson-Marran's Recent Publications

Cover to Nature-based climate solutions

Nature-based climate solutions With well-designed protocols, Canada’s natural assets could provide significant carbon offsets

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Direct emissions reductions are the most effective way to safely limit warming, but carbon offsets through nature-based solutions have a role to play — if they are done right. Nature-based offsets can mobilize private capital to reduce emissions effectively in the short term, while we seek feasible solutions for emission sources that are currently difficult to abate.

Cover of Sustainable finance for a safe climate

Sustainable finance for a safe climate Perspectives on mobilizing capital for a swift, resilient recovery

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The Pembina Institute and GlobeScan asked financial experts and ordinary investors what Canada’s economic recovery should look like. We found growing interest in ensuring companies have policies in place to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Investors need better information to determine if investments are sustainable. And 79% of Canadians think climate change should be addressed with the same urgency as COVID-19.

Clean Energy Opportunities for Alberta Municipalities

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Aug. 26, 2020 - By Vincent Morales, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

Clean energy opportunities are a win for Alberta’s municipalities: they create jobs, attract investment and increase quality of life for residents.

Cover of Landowners Primer - unreclaimed oil and gas wells

Landowners' Primer: What you need to know about unreclaimed oil and gas wells A tool for landowners who find themselves with inactive, suspended, abandoned or orphaned wells on their property.

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Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nikki Way, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

This primer is a tool for landowners who find themselves with inactive, suspended, abandoned or orphaned oil or gas wells on their property. It outlines what a typical reclamation process should look like, and what issues may arise if the reclamation process does not go as planned.

Oil and gas infrastructure on rural Alberta agricultural land

What do rural landowners need to know about inactive and orphaned wells? Pembina Institute’s latest primer on oil and gas liabilities in Alberta

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Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nikki Way, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

Increasingly, Albertans have heard about the number of oil and gas wells that sit inactive, neglected, or potentially orphaned in this province. Often this issue is discussed in an abstract way, mainly focusing on the financial implications for the province or referencing liabilities that companies do not have the funds to properly care for, which raises questions about whether some of these wells will be cleaned up at all. 

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