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Andrew Leach is a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail. He is an energy and environmental economist and is Associate Professor at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen's University, and a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph. He was previously Assistant Professor at HEC Montreal. He teaches courses in energy markets and environmental management as part of the Alberta School of Business Natural Resources, Energy and Environment (NREE) programs. His academic research interests span climate and energy economics and policy.

Andrew has also consulted for Environment Canada, the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), the Auditor General of Alberta, Alberta Environment, Alberta Finance and Enterprise, and Alberta Energy. He blogs on energy, environment, and oil sands issues at

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