Peter Fairley is a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review who sees smarter energy use as the key to stopping climate change. He has tracked emerging energy technologies for over a decade at publications including Discover, Spectrum, and Nature. He spends a third of his time reporting from Paris and has also worked from the field in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Thanks to its deposits of buried bitumen, Canada is one of the world’s fastest-growing oil producers. New extraction technologies are opening up even more of the vast resource—prompting fresh environmental concerns.