Brad Griffin has worked throughout his career on resource management issues from project scale to international public policy. He received a Bachelor’s degree in geological engineering (BASc) from the University of British Columbia in 2004, which included work in the mining, construction, small hydro, and materials sectors. For a greater policy focus, Brad completed a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MRM) at Simon Fraser University in 2010, with an emphasis on energy economics, risk analysis, and physical resources.
Following this, he moved to Grenoble, France where he worked in consulting with the POLES global energy-economy model to forecast long-term scenarios. His work included model development (upstream oil & gas, carbon pricing, transport), analyses for the European Commission, national governments and large utilities, and reports and presentations aimed at various audiences, both technical and public.
As the Executive Director of the Canadian Energy and Emissions Data Centre at SFU, Brad provides publicly available energy and GHG data on many of Canada’s main economic sectors. His work also involves developing and applying quantitative models to evaluate government policies for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.