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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.

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 Tracy...
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...
Paying for Pipelines  - How Consumers Can End Up Footing Some of the Bill: CBC News
Op-Ed
"My Region First!" It's a rallying cry we're hearing more these days, as regionalism becomes more a part of public policy. The B.C. government recently approved the Trans Mountain pipeline that will...
Making Sense of Alberta’s New Energy Efficiency Program: Maclean's
Op-Ed
Following a report by Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel, the government announced a large program last week aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes, businesses and non-profits. It...
Nic Rivers - Will Consumers Respond to a Carbon Tax?
Intelligence Memos
From: Nic Rivers To: Concerned Canadians Date: January 6, 2017 Re: Will Consumers Respond to a Carbon Tax? As Alberta rolls out its carbon tax this week and Ontario’s cap and trade system starts up,...
08 Jun 2017
Jun
08
  • Elyse Allan, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada
Roundtable Luncheon
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 8, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
26 Apr 2017
Apr
26
  • Dr. Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Roundtable Luncheon on Clean Growth for Canada: Next Steps on the Pan-Canadian Framework
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Wednesday, April 26, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Enbridge Inc.
27 Feb 2017
Feb
27
  • Taking a Load Off: Municipal Taxes on Oil and Gas Assets
Roundtable Luncheon with Ben Brunnen, Al Kemmere and Susan Riddell Rose
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, February 27, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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