Babatunde Olateju

Babatunde Olateju

Senior Research Associate

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Knowledge without truth is like an empty barrel. It doesn’t hold much value. When addressing the most pressing issues of our time, and with the stakes being so high, we need to take responsibility. Now more than ever, leaders and decision-makers must inform their deliberations with objective and evidentiary research. At the Conference Board, we are making these impactful contributions daily, and it is an inspiring environment to work in.

Babatunde (Tunde) Olateju is a Senior Research Associate in the Sustainability Knowledge Area at The Conference Board of Canada. His research at the Board informs Canada’s path towards carbon-neutrality by 2050 and addresses the wicked problems as well as opportunities that come with finding zero-carbon-emissions energy alternatives. In addition to his daily research work, Tunde is the lead researcher for the Centre for a Clean Energy Growth Economy at the Conference Board.

Prior to joining the Board, Tunde was a Manager in the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates and previously served on Energy and Environment Committee of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

When working on important topics such as climate change and Canada’s transition to a circular economy, Tunde believes the pursuit of truth is invaluable.

Tunde holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University, England. He was a Sadler Scholar at the University of Alberta and received a PhD from the University of Alberta’s Mechanical Engineering department.

Babatunde’s Research

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A New Power Economic Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Electricity Grids

Summary for executives  |  4-min read
March 17, 2021

The economic life cycle of Canada’s plastics

Podcast  |  14-min listen
October 7, 2020

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Going nuclear: Zero-emissions mining in a material world

Commentary  |  3-min read
August 6, 2020

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Nuclear Energy: A Crossroad in a Climate Emergency

Briefing  |  15-min read
January 7, 2020