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“One of the biggest obstacles to making a start on climate change is that it has become a cliché before it has even been understood”

– Tim Flannery

Welcome to Wild Peak Consulting


I investigate and analyze a range of climate change issues through the lens of both an environmentalist and an economist. I firmly believe that reaching our climate targets and supporting a thriving economy does not have to be a zero-sum game.


I also write about and advocate for the most gamechanging, innovative clean energy solutions of our time.


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Access and Equity Must be at the Forefront of Canadian Electric Vehicle Policy

The biggest barrier to electric vehicle uptake in Canada is cost. But the Canadians facing this barrier are also the ones who would receive the most benefits from going electric. Clearly, something needs to change- and fast. The Canadian government has set a target to have 100% of new vehicles sold be electric by 2040.… Continue reading Access and Equity Must be at the Forefront of Canadian Electric Vehicle Policy

Equity Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Environmental Justice Across the US

What if digital technology and large-scale data could be harnessed to visualize key social and economic inequities across America- in one map? Enter federal equity mapping– a groundbreaking digital tool that environmental justice groups across the US are advocating for as the incoming Biden Administration presents long-needed hope for climate action and social justice. From… Continue reading Equity Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Environmental Justice Across the US

The Kelp Diet: Mitigating Methane from Agriculture

Author’s note: this post overviews a potentially ground-breaking strategy for reducing methane emissions from agriculture. In the broader context of agriculture and climate change, my personal views remain in full support of the human population moving towards eating as little animal meat as possible, for both ethical and climate change-related reasons. Also important to note… Continue reading The Kelp Diet: Mitigating Methane from Agriculture

Methane Digesters

The Methane Problem Methane gas was discovered in 1776 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, as he observed what appeared to be flammable air rising over muddy Lake Maggiore. However, it wasn’t until a century later that scientists would finally understand the link between decaying vegetation and the formation of methane gas- Volta’s flammable air.  … Continue reading Methane Digesters

Social Justice and Climate Change: My Recommendations for Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program

(From October 2020) Pacific Power is one of the United States’ largest power utilities, serving customers in Southern Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Like a great wave of utilities across the globe, Pacific Power is steadily increasing the amount of its power it receives from renewable sources. Pacific Power is also a North American leader… Continue reading Social Justice and Climate Change: My Recommendations for Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program

Finally we hear how Jeff Bezos is spending the first chunk of his impressive climate fund- and the results are predictable.

Last February Jeff Bezos announced what the environmental community- and a growing wave of generally climate-concerned citizens- had been long waiting for from the richest man in the world; he was finally giving a sizeable chunk of his wealth to climate change efforts. With no details on how this 10 billion would be allocated following… Continue reading Finally we hear how Jeff Bezos is spending the first chunk of his impressive climate fund- and the results are predictable.


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Palm Oil: Environmental Poison or Unavoidable Commodity- or Both?

Between 2017-2019 Greenpeace published a staggering series of publications that would soon spread across the globe as ubiquitously and smoothly as its subject: palm oil. These began with a report called “Still Cooking the Climate,” followed by “Rogue Trader” in June 2018, and then “The Final Countdown” report in September 2018. These reports revealed serious… Continue reading Palm Oil: Environmental Poison or Unavoidable Commodity- or Both?


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Rivian Cover Image: From Adventure Journal 2018

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