Andrew Leach

Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Associate Professor at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies. In 2015, Leach was Chair of Alberta’s Climate Change Leadership Panel, and in 2012-2013 he spent a year on leave from the University of Alberta as Visiting Scholar, Environment Canada, where he worked mostly on greenhouse gas policy for the oil and gas sector.

Latest from Andrew Leach

OPINION | Alberta's TIER regulations good on electricity, not so good on oilsands

Andrew Leach says the province's new greenhouse gas emissions policy is not the complete abdication of action on climate change that many expected.

OPINION | Election 2019: A national reckoning on climate change

In his final look at the climate policies on offer in this election campaign, energy and environmental economist Andrew Leach compares three very different visions of Canada's energy future

OPINION | Liberals' climate balancing act: The world is watching

Trudeau's climate platform needs to make the case for his policies to Canadians and, if it fails to do so effectively, it will have implications far beyond our borders.

OPINION | NDP climate plan tries (and fails) to carve out middle ground

As part of his ongoing series evaluating all the major federal parties' climate plans, economist Andrew Leach says the policies identified in the NDP plan might be popular, but they simply won’t generate the levels of emissions reductions promised.

OPINION | What's really holding back the oilsands? It's not the bill of goods you're being sold

There are four major issues affecting the oilsands: declining price outlooks, market access, a reduction in investment and climate change pressures.

OPINION | Conservative climate plan is cloaked in mystery, choked with irony

Andrew Scheer's plan offers more questions than answers, questions to which provincial leaders and Canada's business community would be demanding answers, if they thought he was serious about implementing it.

OPINION | Greens' climate plan adds up to Mission: Improbable

Andrew Leach says the Green Party's new climate plan would radically transform Canada's economy in a frighteningly short period of time.