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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...

May 31, 2011 - Benjamin Dachis and Jan Carr

Ontario’s subsidy program for renewable electricity suppliers will cost Ontario electricity users about $310 a year, per household, unless the program is reformed, according to a report released...

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...
Vincent Thivierge - Les raisons de ne pas craindre l’importation québécoise de permis de GES
Intelligence Memos
To read the English version, click here. Expéditeur : Vincent Thivierge Destinataire : Citoyens concernés et entreprises assujetties au SPEDE Date : 21 juin 2017 Object : Les raisons de ne pas...

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