We conduct and commission original research to better understand the energy landscape and how policy decisions are made.

2.3 Benefits of a New Energy Economy

Although profound change is daunting, canadians have made such dramatic adjustments before and the potential rewards are great. The transition to a new-energy future promises benefits for a...

2.2 The Risks of Business As Usual

As the world’s large economies jockey for position in the race to a new-energy future, canada is languishing near the back of the pack. By one account, this nation has in recent years missed out on...

A Changing National Identity

As a country that built its wealth and power on the back of its substantial natural resources, Canadians have long seen themselves as hewers of wood and drawers of water. But our leadership in...

New Energy Attitudes

By the middle of this century, we expect Canadians will have completely transformed their relationship with energy. In our vision, they would no longer assume that energy is free and ubiquitous, nor...

Economic Prosperity

In 2050, Canada could be enjoying a vibrant, diverse economy and an international reputation as a developer of energy production and conservation technologies, innovative transportation products,...

Leadership in Renewables and Energy Services

In the new energy economy of 2050, we envision that Canada will overwhelmingly derive its energy from clean and renewable sources— wind, solar, water, biomass, and geothermal resources—instead of...

Efficient Modes of Transportation

A business trip between Toronto and Quebec City could take just under two-and-a-half hours, from office to office, aboard a comfortable, reliable, and Canadian-built high-speed train. We expect...

New Models of Home and Neighborhood

By 2050, the average Canadian home could become a net producer of renewable energy. once retrofitted for performance and connected to a sophisticated and reliable grid, homes could be providing...

2.1 A Call to Action

In Canada, energy resource development is presently a strong economic driver. hydrocarbon export revenues contribute to GDP and help fund public services such as healthcare and education. But...

1 – The Time is Right for Leadership

Developing a bold new energy strategy is not only a Canadian leadership responsibility; it is a national economic opportunity. Over the past two years, a number of traditional energy industry...

2 – Our Challenge

As leading economies work to reduce their reliance on imported petroleum, Canada’s deepening commitment to hydrocarbons could leave our economy vulnerable and exposed in the coming decades. Spurred...