53 min

Andrew Leach - Economist YPE Podcast

    • Business

Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Associate Professor at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen’s University, and a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph and recently completed an L.L.M. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta which will be conferred in 2021. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies and the law. Outside of work hours, his free time is spent with his two kids, Will (13) and Caroline (11), as well as cycling and arguing on Twitter.

Show notes:

- Leach's background; University of Alberta to law, energy and environmental policy
- Background as a policymaker
- Greenhouse gas pollution pricing act
- Thoughts on Biden's announced 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals; why he does not agree with Canada's previous targets historically (targets need to be backed by policy)
- Why Canada needs stricter policies compared to US; differences in energy production from oil&gas since 2005
- Effect of fracking revolution on emissions longterm
- How should success be tracked, if not by emissions targets?
- Canada's emissions policies; provincial vs federal policies
- How emissions tax is charged
- How those tax funds are reallocated
- Any lessons learned on Canadaian carbon tax that the US could apply?
- How to determine what price to actually charge
- Carbon tax effects on electricity prices
- Other than carbon pricing, any other policies that US and Canada should be pursuing? (vehicle emissions standards)
- How can young professionals get involved in policymaking decisions?
- What keeps Andrew up at night
- Advice to YP: follow what's interesting to you

Andrew Leach's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-leach-50a75077/

Jack Whelan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whelanjack/

Mark Hinaman's LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhinaman/

Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Associate Professor at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen’s University, and a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph and recently completed an L.L.M. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta which will be conferred in 2021. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies and the law. Outside of work hours, his free time is spent with his two kids, Will (13) and Caroline (11), as well as cycling and arguing on Twitter.

Show notes:

- Leach's background; University of Alberta to law, energy and environmental policy
- Background as a policymaker
- Greenhouse gas pollution pricing act
- Thoughts on Biden's announced 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals; why he does not agree with Canada's previous targets historically (targets need to be backed by policy)
- Why Canada needs stricter policies compared to US; differences in energy production from oil&gas since 2005
- Effect of fracking revolution on emissions longterm
- How should success be tracked, if not by emissions targets?
- Canada's emissions policies; provincial vs federal policies
- How emissions tax is charged
- How those tax funds are reallocated
- Any lessons learned on Canadaian carbon tax that the US could apply?
- How to determine what price to actually charge
- Carbon tax effects on electricity prices
- Other than carbon pricing, any other policies that US and Canada should be pursuing? (vehicle emissions standards)
- How can young professionals get involved in policymaking decisions?
- What keeps Andrew up at night
- Advice to YP: follow what's interesting to you

Andrew Leach's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-leach-50a75077/

Jack Whelan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whelanjack/

Mark Hinaman's LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhinaman/

53 min

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