Simon DyerDeputy Executive Director

Simon Dyer is the deputy executive director of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank. Simon has worked on natural resource management issues in western Canada since 1999. Simon holds a Master of Science degree in environmental biology and ecology from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Arts in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Formerly director of the Institute's oilsands program, Simon is the co-author of over 40 Pembina Institute publications and has represented the Pembina Institute at many regulatory and parliamentary hearings and multistakeholder processes. In 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work to support environmentally responsible energy development in Alberta and Canada.

 

Simon Dyer is available for speaking engagements.


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Simon Dyer's Recent Publications

Oil sands mine site. Piles of dirt in a pit dug into the ground with excavators on site.

COP26 is over. What’s next? (Hint: rapid change for Alberta) Back in Edmonton, Simon Dyer maps out priorities to meet climate commitments made in Glasgow

Blog
Nov. 15, 2021 - By Simon Dyer

On his return to Alberta from the UN Climate Change conference (COP26), Pembina Institute deputy executive director Simon Dyer maps out priorities to deliver on commitments made in Glasgow and ensure Alberta reduces its overall oil and gas sector emissions while supporting workers and communities in the global market shift that is already well underway.

first page of letter to Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns

Reply to Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns Pembina Institute response to invitation to apply as a participant for commentary

Publication
Oct. 13, 2020 - By Simon Dyer, Linda Coady

The Pembina Institute provided a response to a request to participate in the public inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns, made in September 2020. In a bid to move past overheated rhetoric and reduce polarization over climate and energy issues in Alberta, the Pembina Institute would consider sharing our published work with the inquiry subject to a set of conditions to address issues around procedural fairness. 

Regardless of the decision, Teck Frontier proves the system is still broken We need to understand how individual projects fit into Canada’s long-term decarbonization pathways

Op-ed
Feb. 12, 2020 - By Simon Dyer

What we really need are tools, such as clear carbon budgets, to understand how individual projects fit into Canada’s long-term decarbonization pathways, and for the use of those tools to be mandatory in project decision-making.

In the field

Setting the record straight Given climate and market imperatives, it’s time to work together — not increase polarization — to solve complex problems and build prosperity

Blog
Dec. 11, 2019 - By Simon Dyer

The climate imperative and the need to carefully map out a sustainable economic future for Alberta in a decarbonized world is too urgent and too complex for polarizing us-versus-them politics.

TMX debate distracts us from the bigger picture Preparing for a 21st-century low-carbon reality

Op-ed
Aug. 23, 2019 - By Simon Dyer

Though the Trans Mountain pipeline has been a flashpoint for industry frustrated by delays and Canadians concerned about climate change, its importance to both our national climate trajectory and economic impact have been overestimated. This is not the decision that will lock in the most catastrophic climate-change effects. Nor, unfortunately, is it the long-term economic cure-all Alberta hopes for.

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