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Peter Tertzakian

Special Advisor


Peter Tertzakian is the Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute.

Peter is an economist, investment strategist, advisor, author, podcaster, and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy and Canada’s role in meeting evolving energy demand.

With over 30 years of experience, his holistic knowledge of physics, innovation, finance, and economics allows him to give audiences thought-provoking advice on how to think about pressing issues on the transition to sustainable energy solutions.

An accomplished author, Peter’s two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures.

In 2015 Peter was seconded to the four-person Royalty Review Panel for the province of Alberta—the world’s 8th largest producer of oil and gas—where he led the redesign of the fiscal policy.  In 2016 Peter was inducted into the Alberta Petroleum Hall of Fame.

As a special advisor to the Business Council of Alberta, Peter provides deep expertise in energy, climate and regulatory issues.

He also hosts the ARC Energy Ideas podcast with Jackie Forrest.