Corporate Renewables 101
October 6, 2021 11:00 am
- October 6, 2021 12:00 pm
This public information session will take you through the basics of corporate renewables energy procurement and virtual power purchase agreements, as well as examine the latest market trends and insights.
Presented by Rebecca Nadel (Director, BRC-Canada) and Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon (Assistant Professor, University of Calgary).
Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon (Assistant Professor, University of Calgary)
Dr. Hastings-Simon serves on the Pembina Institute's board of directors. She is an expert in energy, innovation, and climate policy. Her focus is on improving understanding of how energy and industrial transitions happen within different sectors of the economy, and how public policy can improve outcomes, and she explores markets and policy structures that support decarbonization of electricity. Her research also examines the role of incumbent companies and governments in deploying new technologies in high-carbon economies, and the response of firms to carbon pricing and other climate policy measures.
Hastings-Simon was previously the director of clean economy at the Pembina Institute where she founded the Business Renewable Centre Canada. She was also the practice manager for Clean Technologies at McKinsey & Company. Sara obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Geneva and her Masters from the University of California at Santa Barbara.