Tyler Hamilton is editor-in-chief of “clean capitalism” magazine Corporate Knights, which is published quarterly in Canada and the United States through distribution agreements with the Globe and Mail and the Washington Post. He is also energy technology columnist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, where he also spent 10 years as energy and technology reporter. His award-winning column “Clean Break” explores trends, issues and technologies in the clean energy space. He also maintains a personal blog of the same name at www.cleanbreak.ca, which complements the topics covered in his column. The blog attracts more than 20,000 readers monthly from around the world. Before joining the Toronto Star, Hamilton spent two years as technology and telecommunications reporter for the Globe and Mail.
Hamilton’s contributions have been widely recognized. The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, the largest high-tech trade association in Canada, named Hamilton “Science and Technology Reporter of the Year” in 2010 for his coverage of the cleantech sector. The same year he was named “Sustainable Electricity Journalist” by the Canadian Electricity Association. In 2008, Hamilton was named one of the most influential media personalities on green issues by Green Living Magazine. In 2005, the Cleantech Group recognized him with a “Cleantech Pioneer Award” for being the first mainstream journalist in North America to have a column dedicated to clean technology and innovation coverage.
On top of his journalism work at the Toronto Star, Hamilton is a regular contributor to MIT Technology Review and a variety of renewable energy trade magazine in North America and Europe. He has offered expert commentary to CBC News (TV and Radio), BBC Radio, TVO’s The Agenda, Canada AM, among others. He was recently appointed an adjunct professor in the faculty of environmental studies at Toronto’s York University, where he will assist in the creation of a new sustainable energy initiative. He is also principal of CBE Research, an energy consultancy providing writing and research services.
Hamilton lives in Toronto with his wife, Lyne, and his two amazing daughters Ruby and Claire. Mad Like Tesla is his second book.