Simon Langlois-Bertrand is an associate researcher at the Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET). He holds a Ph.D. in international affairs and degrees in political science, as well as in industrial and computer engineering. He specializes in energy and environmental policy issues and has taught political science and international relations at Concordia University, UQAM, McGill University, as well as Carleton University.
He is the main author of the Canadian Energy Outlook, and his work at the IET analyzes the political, technical and social challenges associated with the energy transition, as well as sociotechnical transitions toward net-zero societies more broadly. Simon acts in an advisory role to the Transition Accelerator’s Electrification work and is an integral part of the Electrifying Canada initiative.