Brendan Haley is currently Policy Director of Efficiency Canada, a research and advocacy organization for an energy-efficient economy that he helped establish in 2018. As a scholar and activist, Brendan’s work focuses on developing green industrial strategies that fit the Canadian context and promote social justice.
As a policy advocate, Brendan forged a stakeholder consensus to create Canada’s first energy efficiency utility in Nova Scotia and led the creation of Efficiency Canada’s provincial energy efficiency policy scorecard.
He earned a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University where his thesis used insights from the Canadian political economy and systems of innovation to explore sustainability transition pathways from Canada’s natural resource economies. He was awarded a prestigious Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2016-2018 and holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and a BSc in Economics from Dalhousie University.