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Robert Lyman

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Robert Lyman is an economist with 35 years’ experience as an analyst, policy advisor, and senior manager in the Canadian federal government.

Lyman began his career as a member of Canada’s foreign service, and had postings in Caracas, Venezuela and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 2006, he managed organizations that were engaged in energy and climate change policy development and program delivery. He also has eleven years’ experience as a private consultant conducting policy research and analysis on energy and transportation issues as a principal for ENTRANS Policy Research Group.

For the last six years, he has been a frequent contributor to the publications of the Friends of Science, a Calgary-based independent organization concerned about climate change-related issues. He resides in Ottawa, Canada. Lyman joined Heartland's Board of Policy Advisors in 2019.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 29, 2019
By Robert Lyman
Recent changes in Canada's Income Tax Act governing charities and a recent court decision have freed activist environmental organizations from previous constraints on their ability to conduct and fund political activities.
February 12, 2019
By Robert Lyman
This study exposes how Canadian environmental groups have taken actions and supported position which harm Canada's energy security.
January 10, 2019
By Robert Lyman
Canadians are being misled into believing industry has undue influence on climate policy when the reality is it is large environmental lobbying groups who exert such undue influence on climate policy.
May 30, 2016
By Robert Lyman
A number of environmental groups have recently endorsed the “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water and Sunlight (WWS)” vision articulated in reports written by Mark Jacobson, Mark Delucci and others.

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