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Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre


David Wood teaching in a classroom at Ivey

Managing Energy and the Environment Course

Managing Energy and the Environment is a popular undergraduate course at Ivey, taught by Associate Professor Adam Fremeth who is Associate Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre and the E.J. Kernaghan Chair in Energy Policy. The course meets a growing demand from Ivey students to better understand the opportunities and challenges in the global energy sector and how firms can strategically manage development in a financially, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. Through case studies, simulations, and negotiation exercises, the course has taught over 500 students about how energy firms compete, thrive, and contribute to Canada’s business landscape. The students benefit from active in-class participation from the Centre’s Executive Fellows, through guest lectures and live discussions, as well as participation from other invited industry and government experts. Students who have taken this course have subsequently pursued careers in energy, mining, oil and gas, investment banking, public advocacy, accounting, and strategy consulting.

Case Studies with an Energy Focus

Bruce Power: Diversifying into Nuclear Medicine (2020) *not available online

ExtraCarbon: Working for a Cleaner Future (2020)

Ballard Power Systems: Disrupting the Disruptor (2020)

MEG Energy: Surviving in a Low-Oil Price Environment (2018) *not available online

Cap and Trade in Ontario (2018)

Fortis Inc. and the $11.8 Billion ITC Decision (2018)

SaskPower U.S. Debt: Hedging Currency Exposure (2018)

Environmental Defense Fund and the Leveraged Buyout of TXU (2017)

TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline: Managing Aboriginal Relations in the Energy Sector (2017)

TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline: Unfinished Business (2017)

Suncor Energy: Navigating Climate Policy Risk (2017) *not available online

Digital Energy: Disruption in the Electrical Energy Market (2016)

TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline: Unfinished Business (2016)

Enbridge: Looking Toward the Future (2016)

AGL: An Electric Utility Dealing with Disruptive Innovation (2016)

Sarda Farms: From Cows to Consumers (2016)

Suncor and the Future of Oil Sands (2016)

The U.S. - China Wind Power Dispute (2016)

Erie Thames Powerlines: The Hybrid Truck Decision (2016)

AltaGas Ltd.: Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project (2016)

Suntech Power: Competition and Financing in China's Solar Industry (2015)

Venture Capital Investment in the Clean Energy Sector (2014)

Solarcity Corporation: Challenges in the Solar Energy Value Chain (2014)

Ontario Power Generation (2014)

Mistral Energy: A Tale of Two Power Markets (2014)

Safeblend Fracturing (2013)

The U.S. Shale Revolution: Global Rebalancing? (2013)

Keystone XL Pipeline (2012)

Enbridge Michigan Oil Spill: Patrick Daniel's Challenge (A) (2012)

Oakville Hydro Optimum Engine Selection (2011)

American Electric Power: Investing in Forest Conservation (2010)

Canadian Solar (2010)

Adapting to Climate Change: The Case of Suncor Energy and the Alberta Oil Sands (2008)

StormFisher (A): Power with Purpose (2008)

Hydro: From Utsira to Future Energy Solutions (2006)

Selectpower – Green Energy in Ontario (2006)

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