School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

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Warren Mabee

Associate Professor of Geography
Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation
Director, Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP)

CV (as of April 2013) [PDF 208 KB]


  • renewable energy (bioenergy and energy from forests),
  • policy and technology related to environment and energy,
  • environmental policy.

Warren Mabee holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation.  He is Assistant Professor with a joint appointment to the School of Policy Studies and the Department of Geography, and cross appointment to the School of Environmental Studies.  He is Director of the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP).  His research focuses on the interface between renewable energy policy and technologies, with particular emphasis on wood energy and biofuels. His interests also include environmental policy, international approaches to renewable energy development, and commercialization of new products and processes. He has authored numerous studies examining policy for renewable energy options, and has provided expert advice to both federal and provincial governments on the development of strategies to reduce our reliance upon fossil energy sources. He is a leader in Canada’s bio-based renewable energy research, acting as a Theme Leader in the BioFuelNet Network of Centres of Excellent.  He is also active on the international scene, serving as the Associate Task Leader for the International Energy Agencies Bioenergy Task 39 ‘Liquid biofuels’. His work has been published in journals including Biomass and Bioenergy, Bioresource Technology, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.  Currently, he teaches at the undergraduate level through Geography, and offers Environmental Policy (MPA 847) through the School of Policy Studies.

Dr. Mabee studied at the University of Toronto, where he received his BScF, MScF, and PhD from the Faculty of Forestry. He has previously worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, as well as the University of British Columbia.