Sara Hastings-Simon is the managing director of the Alberta clean economy program with the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank. Sara has expertise in clean tech, electricity grids and markets, and emissions reduction policy. She sits on the board of Emissions Reduction Alberta and was a member of the Alberta Clean Technology Task Force.
She has worked with governments (provincial and national), utilities, renewable energy developers, financial institutions, and oil and gas companies. Her work has included development of a detailed model of the North American power sector, research on success factors in the cleantech industry, and development of international and domestic policy for climate change and emissions reduction.
Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, Sara was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Geneva.