Charlie has strengths in renewable energy environmental impact assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012, and related provincial and federal legislation and policies, and the New Zealand Resource Management Act 1992. His particular focus is the interplay between regulatory and legislative needs and community and ecological issues. He specializes in biological mitigation development and assessments, species at risk, cumulative effects assessments and operational monitoring.
Charlie has worked on wind farm, solar and run of river hydroelectricity developments in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and New Zealand at all phases of development from feasibility, approvals and construction through to operations. Charlie works closely with renewable energy clients and has a keen understanding of business decisions in relation to regulatory compliance. Charlie is also a frequent advisor to industry and governments on best practices for EIA policy and compliance within and outside renewable energy impact assessment. Charlie is a senior / peer reviewer at Hemmera, and has responsibility for quality in impact assessment, including development of tools and training staff.