In her current role, Betsy oversees Renewable Cities’ research, collaborates with global colleagues working to accelerate the growing 100% renewable energy movement, and designs engaging dialogues aimed at exposing barriers to implementation. Betsy joined Carbon Talks in 2013 and is a founding team member of Renewable Cities. She holds a Professional Engineers of Ontario license and a Masters in Applied Science (McMaster), both of which trained her in skills she now applies in her work at the SFU Centre for Dialogue by helping practitioners, policy decision-makers, and communities capitalize on energy efficiency returns.
Notable projects include:
May 2016 (in press) “Is 100% Renewable Energy in Cities Possible?” Co-author, State of the World 2016, Worldwatch Institute
November 2015, Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy; Facilitator
May 2015, Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum; Tech lead and Co-facilitator
June 2014 Increasing energy efficiency in BC’s built environment; Dialogue Convenor
Bringing her building science expertise together with her love of old cities, Betsy views rehabilitation as an opportunity to make urban ‘ecosystem’ sustainable and anchor a community’s sense of place.