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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...
Hilber, Palmer, Pinchbeck - Does Historic Designation Induce Higher Energy Costs?
Intelligence Memos
From: Christian Hilber, Charles Palmer and Ted Pinchbeck To: Heritage preservation policymakers Date: May 23, 2018 Re: Does Historic Designation Induce Higher Energy Costs? Policies to preserve...
Benjamin Dachis - Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: Benjamin Dachis Date: May 17, 2018 Re: Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense The federal government is wise to indemnify Kinder Morgan from any...
Chi Man Yip - What Do We Learn from British Columbia’s Carbon Tax?
Intelligence Memos
From: Chi Man Yip To: Hon. George Heyman, British Columbia Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy CC: Ministers of Environment and Energy across Canada Re: What do we learn from British...

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13 Feb 2018
Feb
13
  • Inside Access: Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Policy Competitiveness Scorecard
Conference Call with Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
04 Dec 2017
Dec
04
  • Low-Carbon Economy: Clean Energy Future for Canada
Roundtable Luncheon with Christyne Tremblay and Cécile Siewe
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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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