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When Housing Policy meets the Energy Regulator: Understanding the Minister of Energy’s Decision to Effectively Overrule the Ontario Energy Board

Adam Fremeth and Brandon Schaufele

This Policy Brief provides an in-depth discussion of the Government's decision to override the OEB in the recent Enbridge Gas decision

JUNE 2021

Investment in Canada's Clean Technology Sector

Jiya Hai, Guy Holburn, Sorena Rahi and Brian Rivard

This Policy Brief provides an in-depth assessment of the climate for investment in clean energy technology industries in Canada based on data from an extensive survey of senior energy sector executives conducted by the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre at Ivey Business School.


Energy in Canada: A Statistical Overview

Ramin Alahdad, Jiya Hai, Guy Holburn and Brian Rivard

This Policy Brief is an update of our 2016 Brief with the same title, and offers a statistical overview of the key contributions of the energy sector to Canada’s economy. The Brief also provides statistics on the energy industries’ progress in lowering production emission intensity in recognition of Canada’s net-zero emissions goal.

JULY 2020

The Investment Climate for Canada’s Energy Sector

Guy Holburn and Brian Rivard

This report assesses 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 by the Ivey Energy Centre 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.

JUNE 2020

Regulating Induced Emissions from Pipelines

Adam Fremeth and Brandon Schaufele

Historically, impact assessments for pipelines focused on factors such as safety and the prospect of spills. The regulatory process did not explicitly consider CO2e emissions. This has changed with the passage of Bill C-69. This Policy Brief outlines one potential framework for regulating induced emissions from future oil and gas pipelines.

MARCH 2017

Risks and Costs of Regulatory Permit Applications in Canada’s Pipeline Sector

Guy Holburn and Margaret Loudermilk

This report provides preliminary results from a new program of research that investigates the impact of the current regulatory and political approvals processes for major hydrocarbon infrastructure projects on the investment environment for project developers.

JULY 2016

An Economic Analysis of New Upstream Emissions Requirements for Pipeline Approvals

Brandon Schaufele

New regulations announced by the federal government require the National Energy Board to consider the quantity of direct and upstream greenhouse gas emissions when evaluating pipeline projects. Technical Appendix.


Energy in Canada: A Statistical Overview

Adam Fremeth, Guy Holburn and Margaret Loudermilk

It is well known that energy industries are major contributors to Canada’s economy, and today Canada is one of the world’s leading energy economies. This fact is quickly illustrated by headline statistics: Canada is the world’s 3rd largest exporter of electricity, 5th largest exporter of natural gas, 7th largest exporter of crude oil, and 8th largest exporter of refined petroleum products.


Trends in Academic Research on Canadian Energy Policy, 2000-2012

Anisha George, Guy Holburn and Margaret Loudermilk

The energy sector plays a critical role in Canada's economy at both the national and provincial levels. This report provides a review of the current state of Canadian energy policy research in academic literature.


The Duty to Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal Groups in Canada

Brandon Schaufele, Guy Holburn, Margaret Loudermilk and Andre Wilkie

Many projects in extractive and infrastructure industries such as electricity, oil, gas, mining, and pipelines are situated on lands used by Aboriginal peoples. New research by Energy Centre Research Director Margaret Loudermilk, Associate Professor Guy Holburn, and André Wilkie, Associate at The Boston Consulting Group, addresses the legislation and landmark court cases surrounding this issue.

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