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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...
Kasumu, Jordaan, Li, Coleman, Liendo - The Greenhouse Gas Implications of Exporting LNG from B.C.
Intelligence Memos
From:  Adebola S. Kasumu, Sarah M Jordaan, Vivian Li, James W. Coleman, Jeanne Liendo To: John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia Date: January 30, 2018 Re: The Greenhouse Gas Implications of...
Benjamin Dachis - Keep Clean Fuel Standard in Low Gear
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change From: Benjamin Dachis Date: January 18, 2018 Re: Keep Clean Fuel Standard in Low Gear In 2016, you announced plans to...
Blake Shaffer - Alberta’s Renewable Auction Sets a New Low for Prices, but Tweaks Are Needed in the Future
Intelligence Memos
To: Concerned Albertans From: Blake Shaffer Date: December 14, 2017 Re: Alberta’s Renewable Auction Sets a New Low for Prices, but Tweaks Are Needed in the Future The results are in, and the price is...

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23 Nov 2017
Nov
23
  • Canada’s Energy Agenda & National Unity
Annual Calgary Dinner with Dawn Farrell, Jason Kenney, Rich Kruger and Grant D. Sprague
Calgary, 110 9th Avenue SE
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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03 Oct 2017
Oct
03
  • Inside Access: All’s Well that Ends Well: Addressing End-of-Life Liabilities for Oil and Gas Wells
Conference Call with Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute and Blake Shaffer, Fellow-in-Residence, C.D. Howe Institute and PhD candidate, University of Calgary
Conference Call
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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

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