Richard joins the Mowat Centre after a number of years living overseas, with the last five spent working in the UK advising investors and governments on energy policy and environmental issues. Richard’s research interests include examining how energy policy affects social, political and sustainable development. He has published on energy issues in Canada, Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, is co-editor of a book on social and political developments in post-independence Central Asia, and is on the editorial board of two journals. While living in the UK he received an MA in International Studies, with a focus on energy development in the Caspian Basin, from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Originally from the West Coast, he also lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and is the co-founder of a crowdfunding platform for improving energy access through off-grid energy projects.
This report identifies regulatory and policy responses to the advent of an energy future with high levels of distributed energy resources, building on European and U.S. experience responding to this development. More
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is considering the development of an energy consumer charter of rights. Here is how the OEB can use this as an
opportunity to encourage greater consumer participation in energy markets and regulatory processes in Ontario. More
As part of its detailed review of the proposed Energy East pipeline project, the Ontario Energy Board asked the Mowat Centre to conduct an analysis of the economic impacts of Energy East on Ontario.
This report looks at how the public and small consumers can be effectively engaged and represented in the policy, regulatory, and siting areas of energy policy debates to help secure social licence.More