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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.

Surge Capacity: Selling City-owned Electricity Distributors to Meet Broader Municipal Infrastructure Needs
April 19, 2017 - Steven Robins
Cities across Canada should sell their electricity distribution companies and invest the proceeds in critical municipal infrastructure, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Surge...
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...
Ben Dachis - Clean Fuel Standard Driving in the Wrong Direction
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada Date: April 25, 2017 Re: Clean Fuel Standard Driving in the Wrong Direction Transportation is a...
Ryan Kellogg - Should Canada and the US Adopt a Market-Based Approach to Fuel Economy?
Intelligence Memos
From: Ryan Kellogg To: The Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport CC: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Date: April 6, 2017 Re: Should Canada and the US Adopt a...
How Ontario Can End the Cycle of Meddling in Electricity Markets: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Every 10 years or so, the government of Ontario finds it necessary to freeze or cut electricity prices because the costs of an ambitious energy policy prove to be politically unacceptable. This...
08 Jun 2017
Jun
08
  • Elyse Allan, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada
Roundtable Luncheon - Digital Transformation and the Future of Work
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 8, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
05 Jun 2017
Jun
05
  • Working in Harmony? Coordinating Climate Policies
Roundtable Luncheon with Paul Boothe, Mark Cameron, and Richard Morgenstern
Ottawa, 1 Rideau St
Monday, June 5, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Canadians for Clean Prosperity
01 Jun 2017
Jun
01
  • 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
Thursday, June 1, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
BMO
Enbridge Inc.

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