Championing climate solutions through a passionate environmental and practical economics lens
“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.
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
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
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
In 2018 fifteen year old Swedish Greta Thunberg- now arguably one of the most influential women of our time- made history by refusing to go to school in protest of global inaction on climate change. Fast forward a mere two years- a drop in the historical bucket- after Greta’s courageous stand. Climate change has suddenly… Continue reading Climate Change and The American Public
In 2018 I was contracted by Clean Energy Canada to answer the following research question: demand for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) was on the rise, no doubt- globally and in Canada. And yet in British Columbia, ZEV sales numbers just didn’t match this fact. In fact, BC’s ZEV sales were shockingly low. What was the… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Adoption in BC
Both the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency state clearly that the world’s 2050 climate targets will not be reached without carbon capture. Technology to suck CO2 directly from the air or from a power plant exists, and like other strategies within the climate solutions bucket, its costs are falling… Continue reading Carbon Capture: Current Global Landscape
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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