Eyab Al-Aini is a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute. His work focuses on energy transition, decarbonization technologies and policies. Eyab held a wide range of roles in the energy sector, including technology development, engineering, operations, project, and capital portfolio management. During his career, he worked in an oil sands facility, and called Fort McMurray home for several years, which gave him a first-hand experience on the tension between economic prosperity and the environmental impacts of energy development. He is father of two, a registered professional engineer in Alberta, and a fellow of the UK-based Royal Society of Arts, the RSA.
We (collectively) inherited an energy system that provided enormous benefits, but came with severe negative impact and was not sustainable not just. We owe it to future generations to give them our best chance in transitioning to an inclusive, sustainable and just energy system so that they can have the best chance to continue to do the same for even more generations.