Energy and Environment

The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

To ensure long-term contracts and their benefits for all parties involved are utilized moving forward, The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario provides six recommendations aimed at creating a competitive procurement process that works for all parties and addresses concerns about future affordability and reliability. This paper… Continue Reading The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

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Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

The federal government announced its first sector-specific measures as part of its COVID-19 response, including targeted support for the oil and gas sector that is aligned with the Trudeau government’s key priorities: Up to $1.72 billion to clean up orphan and inactive oil and gas wells in… Continue Reading Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

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COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

Following Ontario’s release of its pandemic projections last week, Quebec and Alberta have followed suit, illustrating the impact of COVID-19 within provinces across Canada. The picture that is emerging is that the pandemic is hitting Canada’s provinces differently. In Ontario and Quebec, the pandemic is on track… Continue Reading COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is… Continue Reading Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

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Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

With social distancing in full effect, the Ford government is temporarily ending time of use electricity rates for families, farmers, and small businesses. At all hours of the day, customers will be charged the lower off-peak rates usually reserved for the overnight period. This measure will be… Continue Reading Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

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Unlocking the Ring of Fire

Unlocking the Ring of Fire

By: Mitchell Davidson Every year in the first week of March the mining world congregates in Toronto for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention. Once again, one of the main topics of conversation is the Ring of Fire, a unique chromite and nickel deposit… Continue Reading Unlocking the Ring of Fire

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Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

By Erik De Lorenzi Going into the 2018 election, 61% of Ontarians said that hydro rates would impact their vote. The Progressive Conservative platform seized on this consensus by committing to reduce rates by 12%. Since assuming power, the Ford government has aimed squarely at the cost… Continue Reading Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

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Can the Ontario Government Reduce Hydro Rates?

Can the Ontario Government Reduce Hydro Rates?

The StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy will be producing a series of articles to explore the Ontario government’s options to achieve their stated electricity goals, including the promised 12% electricity savings for residential customers. Part two will examine how to measure the 12% and what… Continue Reading Can the Ontario Government Reduce Hydro Rates?

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The 2019 Canadian Federal Election is Over. Where Could Premiers Go With the Carbon Tax Debate?

The 2019 Canadian Federal Election is Over. Where Could Premiers Go With the Carbon Tax Debate?

The 43rd Canadian election is behind us, and with it comes a strong minority for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party. All in all, 63% of Canadians cast ballots for a party that supported some form of a carbon tax. That stands in contrast to… Continue Reading The 2019 Canadian Federal Election is Over. Where Could Premiers Go With the Carbon Tax Debate?

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