Energy policy is becoming increasingly complex because it involves many issues and stakeholders: economic prosperity and growth, aboriginal groups, climate change, national security, federal-provincial relations, and foreign affairs, just to name a few.
The Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre tackles the inherent complexity of energy policy through an interdisciplinary approach that considers the economic, political, social, and environmental concerns. It brings an independent, fact-based perspective to the dialogue to clarify issues.
Energy issues are not just the challenge of politicians. They require expert analysis from multiple perspectives and greater engagement between industry, government, and academia. That’s why the work of the Energy Centre has a critical role to play in advancing public discourse on energy policy.
An independent, informed and trusted voice on Canadian energy policy matters, in support of a thriving Canadian economy.
We will become a trusted voice on Canadian energy policy matters by:
• Contributing to energy policy-making through the production and dissemination of evidence based
research and analysis on major policy issues affecting the electricity, gas, oil and pipeline
sectors in Canada;
• Providing a transparent and reliable forum for industry, government, academia, and interested
stakeholders, to discuss and exchange ideas on energy sector development and policy;
• Educating students, executives, and government officials on national and global energy sector
Our Guiding Principles:
In carrying out our mission, we are guided by the following principles:
• Energy policy should be informed by independent, evidence-based analysis, and developed
through open and transparent public discussion;
• Energy policy should advance the long-term growth of the Canadian economy and the well-being
• Energy policy should promote the responsible use of Canada’s natural resources in a way that
takes full and balanced account of the interests of the current and future generations;
• Energy policy should utilize best practice regulatory instruments and market-based mechanisms,
as appropriate, to achieve policy objectives.