Steven CretneySenior Communications and Design Lead

Portrait of Steven Cretney

Steven Cretney provides communications and design guidance and support across the Pembina Institute's various issue areas and is responsible for creating and maintaining the Institute's brand across all print and online channels. He is an award-winning designer and is professionally designated by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Steven holds a master’s of science in strategic leadership towards sustainability from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden, a bachelor of communications studies from the University of Calgary and a diploma in audio-visual communications from Grant MacEwan College.

Since 2008, Steven has run a small communications design studio offering branding, graphic design and communication strategies that endorse social, environmental and educational initiatives. He has also worked in several in-house communications and marketing teams, including at Mountain Equipment Co-op and Grant MacEwan College.

Steven always feels alive and inspired in the forest. This may explain why he lives in Nelson, British Columbia, nestled in a mountain range that extends forever in all directions. Steven loves spending time on his bike, with his family, in the forest.

Steven Cretney's Recent Publications

What you need to know about Alberta’s carbon levy Infographic

Publication Nov. 20, 2017- By Sara Hastings-Simon, Steven Cretney

Putting a price on carbon is one of the key components of Alberta’s climate leadership plan and represents robust climate policy. But there is significant misunderstanding about how the revenue collected will be used, what the impact on families will be, and how Alberta’s plan will interact with the federal plan to price carbon.

What’s the true cost of home heating in B.C.? Infographic: Heating your home with clean electricity doesn’t have to increase your bill

Publication May 18, 2017- By Dylan Heerema, Steven Cretney

Gas furnace or electric heat pump? These two home heating options come with different costs and benefits in B.C.

The many benefits of energy efficient homes and buildings Infographic: Stimulating the economy. Money in your pocket. A healthier you.

Publication March 2, 2017- By Dylan Heerema, Vivian Chung, Steven Cretney

Learn more about the multiple benefits of energy efficiency with this infographic, created by the Pembina Institute and The Atmospheric Fund.

How did the pan-Canadian climate plan shake out?

Publication Dec. 12, 2016- By Pembina Institute, Steven Cretney

In this infographic, we compare what is in the climate plan to the policy options submitted by the Pembina Institute to the federal climate portal.

What Ontario has taught Alberta about renewable energy Infographic

Publication Nov. 2, 2016- By Sara Hastings-Simon, Steven Cretney

The price for renewable energy has fallen since Ontario launched its new electricity program. Find out what else will make Alberta's renewables program different.


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