Michael Benson

Technical Leader
Canada Energy Regulator

Michael works at the Canada Energy Regulator in the areas of environmental and socio-economic assessments, alternative dispute resolution, and engagement with the public and Indigenous peoples. He supports the CER’s vision to be active and effective in Canada’s pursuit of a sustainable energy future. His professional career concentrates on applying critical and system thinking approaches to solve sustainability challenges. He believes that public debates and discussions are an essential part of developing good explanations and guiding societal progress. Not surprisingly, he has experience working with diverse stakeholder groups and applying the principles of sustainable development to the energy system and community-based projects across Canada and around the world, including the Energy Futures Lab.