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This research area covers policies pertaining to Canada’s energy and other natural resources and that concern Canada’s ability to exploit this source of comparative advantage.  These may include issues related to regulatory processes, the environment, taxation, skills, and infrastructure affecting energy and resources activities.

The Rocky Road to Canada-wide Carbon Pricing
October 17, 2018 - Tracy Snoddon
Ottawa should rebate revenues from its carbon pricing backstop directly to citizens in non-compliant provinces that reject its plan, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The...
Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards
July 19, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis
Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel...
Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Policy Competitiveness Scorecard
February 1, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis
Government policies are piling on to reduce the competitiveness of energy producers in Western Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In the first edition of the annual...
All’s Well that Ends Well: Addressing End-of-Life Liabilities for Oil and Gas Wells
September 28, 2017 - Benjamin Dachis, Blake Shaffer and Vincent Thivierge
If Alberta doesn’t change how it requires companies to finance their own oil and gas well cleanup costs, the energy industry and, ultimately, taxpayers in Alberta face cleanup costs of up to $8...
Ontario’s Green Energy Experience: Sobering Lessons for Sustainable Climate Change Policies
August 15, 2017 - Michael J. Trebilcock
After eight years, Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Ontario’s...
Adding More Juice: How Private Investors can Improve the Performance of Provincial Power Assets
June 27, 2017 - Steven Robins
Consumers would likely enjoy lower power bills if provincial governments welcomed more private investment in electricity utilities, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Adding...
Kristen van de Biezenbos - Unpacking the Keystone XL Mess
Intelligence Memos
From: Kristen van de Biezenbos To: Canadians Concerned about Pipelines Re: Unpacking the Keystone XL Mess Date: December 10, 2018 A few weeks ago, a US district court judge put the brakes on the...
Grant Bishop - Alberta faces tough choices on discounted oil prices: could auctioning pipeline capacity be an option?
Intelligence Memos
From: Grant Bishop To: The Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, and the Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta Minister of Energy Re: Alberta faces tough choices on discounted oil prices...
Joe Oliver - The Regent Debate: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness?
Intelligence Memos
C.D. Howe Institute’s second Regent Debate took place earlier this month. Four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness? Today:...
25 Oct 2018
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25
  • Inside Access: The Rocky Road to Canada-wide Carbon Pricing
Exclusive Members Only call with author Tracy Snoddon
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
17 Sep 2018
Sep
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  • Alberta’s Energy Future: Building a Diversified and Resilient Energy Economy
Roundtable Luncheon with Ian MacGregor, Jeanette Patell, Geoffrey Trickett and Kelsen Vallee
Calgary
Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
24 May 2018
May
24
  • Advancing Alberta's Infrastructure Agenda
Roundtable Luncheon with Honourable Sandra Jansen, Ben Hawkins, Shannon Flint and James Pasieka
Calgary, Suite 4000, 421 7th Avenue SW
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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