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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...

Carbon Copies: The Prospects for an Economy-Wide Carbon Price in Canada
September 15, 2016 - Tracy Snoddon

Ottawa should establish a nationwide floor price for carbon, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Carbon Copies: The Prospect for an Economy-Wide Carbon Price in Canada,” author...

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...

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...

A New Blueprint for Ontario's Electricity Market
September 18, 2013 - A.J. Goulding

Ontario’s power sector needs an overhaul to address a long list of inefficiencies, and rising consumer prices, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A New Blueprint for...

Covert and Kellogg - Crude by Rail, Option Value, and Pipeline Investment
Intelligence Memos
From: Thomas R. Covert and Ryan Kellogg To: Concerned Canadians Date: October 18, 2017 Re: Crude by Rail, Option Value, and Pipeline Investment Between 2010 and 2014, crude-by-rail volumes out of...
Clay, Jha, Muller, and Walsh - External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail
Intelligence Memos
From: Karen Clay, Akshaya Jha, Nicholas Muller, and Randall Walsh To: Concerned Canadians Date: October 5, 2017 Re:  External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines versus Rail In the...
Dachis, Blake, and Thivierge - Alberta’s Orphan Well Challenge
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis, Blake Shaffer and Vincent Thivierge To: The Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association Date: September 28, 2017 Re: Alberta’s Orphan Well Challenge If Alberta...

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