Energy Economist | Bestselling Author
Peter Tertzakian is an economist, investment strategist, author, podcaster, and dynamic public speaker. Using entertaining stories, he has a unique ability to distil, clarify, and communicate complicated issues surrounding energy, economics, and the environment. His presentations inspire, guide, and spark discussion on some of the most important topics of today.
A respected industry leader, Tertzakian is frequently called on to share his knowledge of strategic business issues with investors, corporate leaders, policy makers, and educators. His Energyphile project, including his latest book, The Investor Visit, and Other Stories: Disruption, Denial and Transition in the Energy Business, embodies his unique approach to analyzing today’s challenges. Tertzakian’s previous books — A Thousand Barrels a Second and The End of Energy Obesity — were both international bestsellers.
Tertzakian has more than 30 years of experience in the business of energy, spanning all systems, from oil and gas to renewables. His holistic knowledge of finance, physics, innovation, and economics forms a foundation for his unvarnished, balanced, and thought-provoking presentations on how audiences should think about sustainable energy solutions. In March 2021, he was appointed to the 14-member Net-Zero Advisory Body, an independent group from across the country that will provide the Government of Canada with advice on the best pathways to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
A graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Tertzakian is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary and an Executive-in-Residence at the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre. His daily responsibilities are as Deputy Director of ARC Energy Research Institute.