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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...

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...

Speed Dating or Serious Courtship? Canada and Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
November 26, 2012 - Daniel Schwanen

If Canada wants to benefit from Asia’s long-term growth potential, there is no getting around the need to do business, carefully, with state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a report...

Unclogging the Pipes: Pipeline Reviews and Energy Policy
February 29, 2012 - Joseph A. Doucet

The federal government needs to reform Canada’s regulatory review process for energy pipelines, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unclogging the...

Rethinking Royalty Rates: Why There Is a Better Way to  Tax Oil and Gas Development
September 14, 2011 - Benjamin Dachis, Bev Dahlby and Colin Busby

When provinces raise royalties charged on oil and gas production, the result can be less, not more tax revenues, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In  Rethinking Royalty...

Ben Dachis - Hurricane Harvey Shows the Risk of Having Few Pipelines
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Canadian Energy Producers Date: September 4, 2017 Re: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Risk of Having Few Pipelines Canadians were spectators as Hurricane Harvey ravaged south...
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...
Ben Dachis - Don’t Assess Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Energy East Review
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Peter Watson, Chair of the National Energy Board Date: May 30, 2017 Re: Don’t Assess Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Energy East Review As you look ahead to reviewing...

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