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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.

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’s...
Adding More Juice: How Private Investors can Improve the Performance of Provincial Power Assets
June 27, 2017 - Steven Robins
Consumers would likely enjoy lower power bills if provincial governments welcomed more private investment in electricity utilities, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Adding...
How to Restore Public Trust and Credibility at the National Energy Board
May 16, 2017 - Lesley Matthews
The federal government should restore the independence of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decisionmaking authority for pipeline applications, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute...
Defining the Public Interest in Regulatory Decisions: The Case for Economic Efficiency
May 9, 2017 - Jeffrey Church
Canada’s public utility regulators, in sectors ranging from energy to telecommunications, are facing a crisis of legitimacy because they promise more than they can deliver and do not deliver what...
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...
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...
Sarah M. Jordaan - From Laggard to Leader – Canada as Champion of the Paris Agreement?
Intelligence Memos
From: Sarah M. Jordaan To: The Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Peter Watson, Chair of the National Energy...
Pineau, Lachapelle, Papy, Trudeau - What GHG Emitters in Quebec Really Think About Carbon Pricing
Intelligence Memos
From : Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Erick Lachapelle, Jacques Papy, Hélène Trudeau To: Concerned Canadians Date: June 26, 2017 Re: What GHG Emitters in Quebec Really Think About Carbon Pricing Everyone has...
28 Sep 2017
Sep
28
  • All’s Well that Ends Well: Addressing Orphan Wells
Roundtable Luncheon with Brad Herald, Stacey Schorr and Blake Shaffer
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Thursday, September 28, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
17 Aug 2017
Aug
17
  • Inside Access: Ontario's Green Energy Experience: Sobering Lessons for Sustainable Climate Change Policies
Conference Call with Michael Trebilcock, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Thursday, August 17, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
19 Jun 2017
Jun
19
  • The Promise and Potential of the Canadian Arctic
Roundtable Luncheon with Premiers - Hon. Robert McLeod and Hon. Peter Taptuna
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, June 19, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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