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EnergyMatters@Ivey

Welcome to the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre blog, EnergyMatters@Ivey. The intent of the blog series is to offer an independent and fact-based economic perspective on current energy policy matters, and to broaden public awareness of the issues.

Oct 27, 2020

Regulatory roundtable: Modernizing regulatory and institutional frameworks

This is a summary of the third session of the Energy Centre's annual Workshop on the Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets. Participants explored the roles and responsibilities of regulators in a modernized electricity system.
Oct 19, 2020

Are decentralized energy resources the future of electricity?

This is a summary of the second session of the Energy Centre's annual Workshop on the Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets. Panelists and attendees explored some of the drivers and barriers to investment in decentralized energy resources.
Oct 9, 2020

Ivey workshop discusses the future of electricity mega projects

This is a summary of the first of four virtual webinars which are part of the Energy Centre's annual Workshop on the Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets. Participants from industry, government, and academia deliberated on the future of electricity mega projects.
Sep 14, 2020

MBA Energy Club hosts conversation with Jay Grewal of Manitoba Hydro

Graham Calvin, MBA ’21 candidate and President of Ivey's MBA Energy & Resources Club, recently co-organized a conversation with Jay Grewal, President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro. Here are some of his key takeaways from the event.
Jun 12, 2020

Ontario’s multi-billion-dollar asset acquisition that nobody is talking about

In April, an Ontario Crown corporation closed a massive financial deal for a series of natural gas power plants. We consider the possible motivations for the acquisition from both a financial and public interest perspective.
May 20, 2020

Electricity demand and unemployment

Brian Rivard, Ivey Business School, Western University and Adonis Yatchew, University of Toronto, are examining models of electricity demand to estimate changes in economic activity, specifically unemployment, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 1, 2020

COVID-19 economics: Electricity as a compass to recovery

Brian Rivard, Ivey Business School, Western University and Adonis Yatchew, University of Toronto, are examining data on electricity consumption to shed light on the gradual path to economic recovery following COVID-19.
Apr 30, 2020

Environmental policy and Canada's manufacturing clean-up

Canada’s manufacturing sector has become much less polluting in recent decades, with sectoral emissions falling by up to 70% since the 1990s. Professor Nouri Najjar discusses his new research that shows a single Canadian environmental policy explains just under 40% of this clean-up.
Oct 10, 2019

MBA Energy Club hosts event on Canadian energy

Constantin Robin and Daniela Barros are MBA ’20 candidates and the President and Vice President of the MBA Energy Club. Recently, they had the pleasure to host Jeff Tonken to talk about "What Energy Means to Canada." Here are some of the takeaways from the event.
Sep 9, 2019

The left hand, right hand approach to electricity policy

You have probably heard the expression, “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing” to convey that there is a state of confusion or inconsistency within a group or organization. Is Ontario using a left hand, right hand approach to manage its electricity sector?