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

4 - Conclusion: Towards a Clean Energy Accord

4 – Conclusion: Towards a Clean Energy Accord

A Canadian energy strategy, encompassing the objectives, principles and priorities outlined above, could be an effective tool to accelerate Canada’s necessary transition to a low-carbon energy...

3.2 Framework for a Canadian Energy Strategy

3.2 Framework for a Canadian Energy Strategy

In addition, leaders are calling for a comprehensive framework for a Canadian energy strategy to ensure that we address all critical and relevant issues, including jobs and prosperity, ecosystem...

3.1 Principles for a Canadian Energy Strategy

3.1 Principles for a Canadian Energy Strategy

We believe that any energy framework intended to ensure the nation will prosper and remain competitive into the clean energy future must include: Energy Security Provide affordable, accessible,...

3 - Proposed Guiding Principals and Priorities

3 – Proposed Guiding Principals and Priorities

Some Canadian jurisdictions have shown leadership on the low-carbon transition. For example, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta have carbon-pricing regimens, Ontario has the Green Energy and...

2.4 Case Studies

2.4 Case Studies

Some observers consider Canada a unique situation, because we happen to have an enormous geologic endowment of fossil fuel resources that today are critical to the global economy. However, other...

2.3 Not a Moment to Lose

2.3 Not a Moment to Lose

These recommendations embrace both near- and long-term thinking. Though the low-carbon transition will unfold over the course of decades–renewable energy and emissions targets frequently extend...

2.2 A Paycheque that Pays Back

2.2 A Paycheque that Pays Back

The fossil fuel sector is currently drawing resource workers from every province and territory–generating financial stability for many Canadians and their families. However, a growing body of...

2.1 A $3 Trillion Opportunity

2.1 A $3 Trillion Opportunity

The world is undergoing an energy transformation. It is the start of a necessary shift away from the fossil fuels we depend upon today for mobility, heat, and other services, and towards clean, safe,...

2.3 Benefits of a New Energy Economy

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

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

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

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...