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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.

Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
August 24, 2016 - James W. Coleman and Sarah Marie Jordaan
Canadian liquefied natural gas can lower global greenhouse gas emissions if it displaces dirtier sources of power abroad, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Clearing the Air: How...
A Blueprint for Going Green: The Best Policy Mix for Promoting Low-Emissions Technology
July 19, 2016 - David Popp
Canadian governments need an affordable blueprint to drive their green tech goals, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Blueprint for Going Green: The Best Policy Mix for...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario Electricity Sector
February 24, 2016 - George Vegh
The government of Ontario should move away from controlling electricity planning, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute Report. In “Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario...
The National Energy Board’s Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 18, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis and Grant Bishop
Mandating the National Energy Board (NEB) to weigh upstream greenhouse gas emissions in its pipeline approval process could stretch the federal government’s constitutional authority, according to a...
The Future of Canadian Energy Policy
January 7, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis
Canada’s energy sector will need to think about more than just low oil prices in 2016. There are numerous structural issues facing the sector that will need to be overcome, according to a new report...
Michael Trebilcock - Ontario's self-defeating green energy program
Intelligence Memos
From: Michael Trebilcock To: Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy Date: August 21, 2017 Re: Ontario`s self-defeating green energy program In 2009 the Ontario government committed ratepayers to...
James Coleman - Be Careful What You Wish For: Energy Transport Investors Need Certainty to Build the New Energy Economy
Intelligence Memos
From: James Coleman To: The New B.C. Government Date: July 7, 2017 Re: Be Careful What You Wish For: Energy Transport Investors Need Certainty to Build the New Energy Economy The Kinder Morgan Trans...
Sarah M. Jordaan - From Laggard to Leader – Canada as Champion of the Paris Agreement?
Intelligence Memos
From: Sarah M. Jordaan To: The Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Peter Watson, Chair of the National Energy...

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17 Aug 2017
Aug
17
  • Inside Access: Ontario's Green Energy Experience: Sobering Lessons for Sustainable Climate Change Policies
Conference Call with Michael Trebilcock, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Conference Call
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
19 Jun 2017
Jun
19
  • The Promise and Potential of the Canadian Arctic
Roundtable Luncheon with Premiers - Hon. Robert McLeod and Hon. Peter Taptuna
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, June 19, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
08 Jun 2017
Jun
08
  • Elyse Allan, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada
Roundtable Luncheon - Digital Transformation and the Future of Work
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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