A new report, titled The Investment Climate for Canada’s Energy Sector, reveals that Canada lags behind other countries and investment conditions have deteriorated in recent years, despite an abundance of natural resources. The report assessed the investment climate for Canada’s electricity, gas, oil, and pipeline industries, based on responses from 260 senior energy sector executives to an online survey conducted towards the end of 2019. The goal of the survey was to better understand what factors are driving energy companies’ investment decisions and how Canada compares to other countries.
The Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, in partnership with Peter Tertzakian and his personal online museum at www.energyphile.org, are pleased to announce the second Energyphile story competition. Ivey students in all programs are invited to submit a short story on a specified topic by February 1, 2021. The winners will receive a total prize of $2,500 and have their stories considered for publication as part of Peter Tertzakian’s Energyphile collection of stories about energy in Canada. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Ivey faculty and Peter Tertzakian.
This research paper, written by Professors Adam Fremeth and Guy Holburn, draws on a survey of directors of municipally-owned electricity distribution utilities in Ontario to examine whether political directors (elected municipal councillors) have different views on corporate strategy from independent directors.