Raidin BlueAnalyst

Portrait of Raidin Blue

Raidin Blue is an analyst with the Pembina Institute's buildings program. He rejoins the Institute after an internship where he worked on a wide range of projects including small modular nuclear reactors, climate governance, offshore renewable energy, and electric school buses. He has also worked with Passive Buildings Canada and wrote on topics such as embodied carbon, federal energy efficiency policy, disability advocacy, and Indigenous energy efficiency leadership.  Raidin studied climate and energy policy at York University through the Master of Environmental Studies program. As well, he worked on several climate and energy policy research projects through York University's Sustainable Energy Initiative.

Raidin began his career, however, in the physical sciences. He earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology and a certificate in sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan, where he also worked in ecotoxicology, soil science, and entomology laboratories. In his free time, Raidin tends to keep occupied with various athletic endeavours. Raidin lives in Toronto.

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Raidin Blue's Recent Publications

Cover of report - Beyond Energy Efficiency: Deep Retrofits - external renovations of multiunit apartment building with scaffolding

Beyond Energy Efficiency Deep retrofits save more than just money

Publication Feb. 7, 2024- By Raidin Blue, Jessica McIlroy, Betsy Agar
Canadian decision-makers must start making the case for deep retrofits of the building stock beyond energy savings — and zero in on broader objectives like carbon emissions reductions, health and wellness, affordability, and climate adaptation.
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Deep Retrofit Supply Chain Analysis Scaling capacity to decarbonize Canadian residential buildings

Publication Jan. 17, 2024- By Raidin Blue, Betsy Agar
Work on retrofits needs to go deeper and scale up until 4% to 6% of Canada’s building stock is being decarbonized yearly if we are to meet our 2050 decarbonization goals. Investment in retrofitting is an investment in local economies and jobs, and an opportunity to grow the workforce by improving access to equity-deserving groups. The research in this report aims to support the supply chain needed to make these deep retrofits happen.
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Climate Governance in Canada Overview and recommendations

Publication Sept. 15, 2022- By Raidin Blue, Nichole Dusyk
This guide provides an overview of how climate policy in Canada is created and implemented at the federal level. Essentially, the purpose of climate governance is to ensure that national emissions are reduced in line with what science tells us is required for limiting global climate change. This requires setting emissions targets and budgets, and then putting in place the policies and decision-making frameworks required to achieve them.
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Offshore wind in Canada Potential sites, cost and emissions reduction impact

Publication June 1, 2022- By Raidin Blue, Binnu Jeyakumar
Canada’s seas and lakes offer significant potential for offshore wind development. This will increase in the coming years as technology for floating offshore turbines (that can be placed farther from coastlines, in deeper water) matures, and costs associated with the construction of such turbines fall. Offshore wind and other clean energy technologies thus offer a portfolio of solutions for Canada to consider, as it sets out to achieve its commitment of a net-zero electricity grid by 2035.


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