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Sara Hastings-Simon

Sara Hastings-Simon is the associate director of the Pembina Institute’s Alberta office, and is the lead of the clean economy team. She is based in Calgary.

Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, TIM WEIS | March 10, 2021
The significant existing hydro capacity that provides the majority of the country’s electricity today can also act as a battery to facilitate integration of low-cost, but variable, technologies like wind and solar, whose costs have fallen dramatically in the past decade, write Sara Hastings-Simon and Tim Weis. Pixabay photograph by Ed White
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, TIM WEIS | March 10, 2021
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, TIM WEIS | March 10, 2021
The significant existing hydro capacity that provides the majority of the country’s electricity today can also act as a battery to facilitate integration of low-cost, but variable, technologies like wind and solar, whose costs have fallen dramatically in the past decade, write Sara Hastings-Simon and Tim Weis. Pixabay photograph by Ed White
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | December 7, 2020
The International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook scenarios saw over a decade of dramatically undershooting actual solar photovoltaic growth before finally declaring solar as 'king' in 2020. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | December 7, 2020
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | December 7, 2020
The International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook scenarios saw over a decade of dramatically undershooting actual solar photovoltaic growth before finally declaring solar as 'king' in 2020. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | November 11, 2019
In Canada, one instructive example of innovation policy can be found in the development of in-situ production technology for Alberta’s oil sands—a clear case of government innovation responsible for industry development with significant purely government funded innovation. Although the industry’s carbon footprint presents new challenges in the 21st century, the lessons about government’s role in markets are highly relevant when considering approaches to address climate change today. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | November 11, 2019
Opinion | BY SARA HASTINGS-SIMON | November 11, 2019
In Canada, one instructive example of innovation policy can be found in the development of in-situ production technology for Alberta’s oil sands—a clear case of government innovation responsible for industry development with significant purely government funded innovation. Although the industry’s carbon footprint presents new challenges in the 21st century, the lessons about government’s role in markets are highly relevant when considering approaches to address climate change today. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright