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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...
Herrnstadt, Sweeney - What Lies Beneath: Pipeline Awareness and Aversion
Intelligence Memos
From: Evan Herrnstadt and Richard L. Sweeney To: The Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Date: November 1, 2017 Re: What Lies...
Clay, Jha, Muller, and Walsh - External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail
Intelligence Memos
From: Karen Clay, Akshaya Jha, Nicholas Muller, and Randall Walsh To: Concerned Canadians Date: October 5, 2017 Re:  External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines versus Rail In the...
Dachis, Blake, and Thivierge - Alberta’s Orphan Well Challenge
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis, Blake Shaffer and Vincent Thivierge To: The Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association Date: September 28, 2017 Re: Alberta’s Orphan Well Challenge If Alberta...

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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
Conference Call
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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