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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...

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...

Grant Bishop - TransMountain: It Can Still Fly
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice. From: Grant Bishop Date: August 31, 2018 Re: Moving forward on TransMountain Yesterday’s...
Chi Man Yip - What do we learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax?
Intelligence Memos
From: Chi Man Yip To: Hon. George Heyman, British Columbia Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy CC: Ministers of Environment and Energy across Canada Re: What do we learn from British...
Benjamin Dachis - Ottawa’s Clean Fuel Standards Still Too Murky
Intelligence Memos
To: Governments across Canada From: Benjamin Dachis Date: July 23, 2018 Re: Ottawa’s Clean Fuel Standards Still Too Murky Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards....

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