Simon DyerDeputy Executive Director/Acting Communications Director

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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.

Contact Simon Dyer

cell: 587-873-3937 • email: • tweet: @simonjdyer

Simon Dyer's Recent Publications

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Green Budget Coalition Recommendations for Budget 2023

Publication Nov. 9, 2022- By Cedric Smith, Simon Dyer, Colton Kasteel, Scott MacDougall, Binnu Jeyakumar, Dave Lovekin, Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze
The Green Budget Coalition, comprising 21 of Canada’s leading environmental organizations, urges the federal government to continue to seize this opportunity to transform society to address the twin climate and biodiversity crises, create sustainable jobs and ensure enduring prosperity and well-being for all. This document provides a comprehensive package of timely budget and fiscal recommendations.
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Recommendations on principles to guide the implementation of an oil and gas cap Submission to the Net-Zero Advisory Body

Publication Jan. 7, 2022- By Chris Severson-Baker, Isabelle Turcotte, Simon Dyer

The Government of Canada has committed to setting a cap on emissions generated by the oil and gas sector at a pace and scale needed to achieve net-zero by 2050. In this submission, the Pembina Institute provides key principles for setting the oil and gas cap, setting 2025 and 2030 targets, and developing the regulatory pathway to ensure these targets are met or exceeded.

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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.

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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. 


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