Alex has two decades of experience in climate and energy policy, planning and engagement. He has served governments, real estate developers, utilities, university think tanks, municipal associations, and non-profits.
Before establishing his own consultancy, Alex led community climate and energy services for an urban planning and design firm, and a global engineering operation, Golder Associates.
He led multiple award-winning community energy plans recognized for innovative carbon modeling and mapping, implementation readiness, and powerful triple bottom line analysis.
Alex takes a systemic problem-solving approach, integrating climate action with other resonant priorities: affordability, jobs, congestion, public health, and infrastructure deficit management. He supported the British Columbia Ministry of Environment on its precedent-setting program to generate community energy and emission inventories for all BC municipalities. Alex developed Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ best practice guide for GHG target setting, and was principal advisor on Climate Protection Program Renewal. He advised Prime Minister Martin’s Task Force on Cities on the federal role in urban climate action, designed educational tools for Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs on community energy planning. Alex developed neighbourhood energy plans for municipalities and developers, and advised Metro Vancouver on its EV charging infrastructure network strategy.
While serving the David Suzuki Foundation, Alex oversaw projects on renewable power and conservation in Ontario, a Canadian deep GHG reduction agenda, and high integrity carbon offsets.
Alex attributes some of his strongest policy solutions to meaningful engagement with earnest skeptics and open-minded opponents.
Alex earned his MSc at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.
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