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Sonya Savage

Expert Panelist

300 5th Avenue SW

Suite 1110

Calgary, AB

T2P 3C4

T (587) 350-7931

Sonya Savage served as a Senior Minister in the Alberta Government, most recently as the Minister of Environment and Protected Areas and as Minister of Energy for 3 ½ years prior. She also served as Interim Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

Prior to being elected, Savage was a leading advocate in the energy industry. A lifelong Albertan, Savage started her career practising law before working for 13 years in the pipeline industry, at Enbridge and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. She earned a Master of Laws in Environment and Energy in 2015 with a published thesis on the evolving role of the National Energy Board.

As Minister of Energy, she led the Ministry during the global pandemic and price collapse, representing the province at OPEC meetings and across North America and Europe. She implemented a liability management framework to help accelerate reclamation of oil and gas wells, overhauled the AER, and modernized Alberta’s legal, policy and fiscal frameworks in new and emerging growth areas, including strategies to accelerate energy transition investments in critical minerals, hydrogen, geothermal, energy storage, and Small Modular Reactors. In 2022 she established a framework to advance Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) through CCUS hubs, allocating pore space to 25 projects.

As Environment and Protected Areas Minister, she oversaw the ESG Secretariat, represented the province at COP27 in Egypt and developed and in April 2023 released Alberta’s net-zero climate strategy – the Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan.