Saeed Kaddoura is a senior analyst on the clean economy team at the Pembina Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and two master's degrees in mechanical engineering, and water and environmental engineering. His diverse knowledge and experiences create the foundation for his transdisciplinary research approach.

Saeed works on different facets of the clean energy transition including green jobs modelling, just transition, corporate renewables procurement, and depolarizing conversations around climate change. He has experience in innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency financing mechanisms such as: virtual power purchase agreements, property assessed clean energy (PACE), renewable energy credits (RECs), and the carbon tax. In 2018 he was named as one of Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 Leaders in Sustainability.

Saeed is passionate about travelling in search of food related experiences, and exploring the relationship between cultural identity and cuisine.


Saeed Kaddoura's Recent Publications

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Building healthy cities in the doorstep-delivery era Sustainable urban freight solutions from around the world

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June 17, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim, Saeed Kaddoura

With increasing demand for e-commerce delivery, we will see more vehicles on the road and a rise in emissions and traffic congestion. The good news is that there are effective ways to mitigate the impacts of urban freight. This report highlights solutions for cities, such as microhubs, electric delivery vehicles, and low-emission zones.

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Connecting Canada on the Road to 2030 Exploring the climate benefits and impacts of teleworking

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In 2020, the pandemic created an unprecedented opportunity to study the effects of radical, short-term cultural shifts. As millions of people abruptly started working from home, it was unclear whether the empty streets and offices would lead to climate benefits like reduced GHG emissions. This study looks at preliminary results, balancing the emissions effects of less commuting, but more home usage of internet and data.

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Using data to reduce urban freight emissions Recommendations for data-driven climate solutions in Canada

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June 3, 2021 - By Mark Stout, Saeed Kaddoura

While we know there is a rise in freight emissions and e-commerce activity in Canada, there is limited publicly available data on urban delivery patterns and delivery truck activity. For this report, the Pembina Institute set out to better understand what drives urban freight trips. Our research makes it clear there are multiple ways Canada can improve its collection and use of data toward stronger and more efficient urban freight systems. 

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Alberta’s Emerging Economy A blueprint for job creation through 2030

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June 15, 2020 - By Saeed Kaddoura

This report calculates the jobs potential in the four key areas of Alberta’s economy, which can contribute significantly to job creation while also directly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How B.C. can be a leader in economic reconciliation B.C.’s Indigenous utility regulatory inquiry – what does it all mean?

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June 12, 2020 - By Dave Lovekin, Saeed Kaddoura

Of the 300-plus distinct First Nations reserves in British Columbia, 27 are remote communities, and most of these rely heavily on diesel generators as their primary energy source. But rather than depending on shipments of diesel into their hard-to-reach communities, they could harness abundant local renewable energy resources such as sun, wind, water and biomass to create local energy solutions that contribute to economic independence while creating local jobs.

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