Nick SchumacherAnalyst

Nick Schumacher is an analyst in the Pembina Institute's electricity program. Nick has an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and a Master of Public Policy degree, both from the University of Calgary. Nick's graduate capstone project analyzed policy options to incentivize increased deployment of renewable energy in Alberta.

He has worked with the Government of Canada at Industry Canada and Natural Resources Canada on the development of Indigenous natural resource policy, training and capacity building initiatives, as well as COVID-19 relief measures. He previously led a graduate student research team in a national research competition focused on the responsible development of Canadian natural resources. His research team investigated the potential for deep decarbonization of liquified natural gas facilities through carbon capture, sequestration, and storage. Nick also previously worked as an associate editor at YYCPolicy, the University of Calgary's student-run think tank.

Nick is based in Calgary and can be found running with his dog, playing video games, or at the Saddledome cheering on the Flames.

Contact Nick Schumacher

cell: 403-357-8321 • email: • tweet: @NickSchumacher_

Nick Schumacher's Recent Publications

An abandoned oil well in Alberta

Big lessons for Canada's energy sector in this year's World Energy Outlook report Fossil fuel demand set to decline this decade

Blog Nov. 4, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie, Nick Schumacher
The IEA's latest annual edition of its landmark World Energy Outlook shows that momentum continues to build on climate action and adoption of clean technologies.For the first time, all three scenarios modelled show a plateau and decline in global demand for oil, natural gas and coal by 2030. Clean energy sector jobs are set to keep growing. However, there are many critical milestones to hit if we are to achieve a net-zero electricity grid in Canada by 2035.

Pembina Institute response to the proposed frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Publication Aug. 18, 2022- By Binnu Jeyakumar, Nick Schumacher, Jason Wang, Karambir Singh, Alex Beattie
Pembina Institute response to the Government of Canada's proposed frame for the forthcoming Clean Electricity Regulations

Pembina Institute response to AESO Net-Zero Emissions Pathways Report Moving forward the collective dialogue on net-zero electricity in Alberta

Publication July 20, 2022- By Binnu Jeyakumar, Nick Schumacher
The Pembina Institute’s considered analysis of the AESO’s report on pathways to a net-zero electricity grid in Alberta leads us to conclude that, with some innovation in renewable energy and battery storage technology, cooperation on interprovincial transmission, demand-side management, and energy efficiency, Alberta can play its part in meeting Canada’s net-zero grid by 2035 commitment.


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