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

1. Executive Summary

British Columbia is at a crossroads. After gaining an early advantage on climate change leadership with a suite of policies including a revenue-neutral carbon tax and an aggressive greenhouse gas...

Endorsers of A New Energy Vision for Canada

INDUSTRY Aeolis Wind Agentic Communications AIR MILES For Social Change Alterra Anderson Greenplan Big Green Island Transportation Biro Creative Black River Hydro Black River Wind BluEarth...

Endorsers of Towards a Clean Energy Accord

INDUSTRY Canadian Wind Energy Association (represents 435+ companies and members) Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (represents 35+ companies and members) Clean Energy BC (represents 300+...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...