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2017

Image of report coverRenewable Fuel Standards Within a Low-Carbon Fuel Strategy

Briefing, 26 pages, September 2017
Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering the introduction of a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) This briefing advocates retaining a minimum blend mandate, ensuring that the role of ethanol is strengthened and its benefits extended.

Image of report coverThe Cost of a Cleaner Future: Examining the Economic Impacts of Reducing GHG Emission

Report, 97 pages, September 2017
This analysis studies three distinct policy measures—the impact of a carbon price and a shift in the electricity generation mix, the impact of substantially decarbonizing our electricity generation sector, and the impact of investments that will allow Canada to reduce its emissions by 60 per cent by 2050.

Image of report coverDoing More with Less: Energy Efficiency Potential in Canada

Report, 66 pages, August 2017
This report provides an overview of available national and provincial energy efficiency potential studies to assist in assessing the remaining energy efficiency potential in Canada.

Estimating the Economic Impacts of GHG Emission Reductions

Presentation, 31 slides, April 2017
This presentation by the Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist Craig Alexander discusses the economic impact of pricing carbon, the economic impacts of the retiring fossil-fuel generation, and the investment requirements for deep emission reduction.

Image of report coverShaping the Canadian Low-Carbon Economy: A Discussion Paper

Briefing, 30 pages, March 2017
This initial discussion paper looks at how the Conference Board of Canada’s new Centre on the Low-Carbon Growth Economy will help to shape the low-carbon economy in the decades ahead.


2016

Image of report coverIs There Value in Adding Value? An Assessment of the Sturgeon Refinery

Report, 160 pages, December 2016
This report evaluates the business case for the construction and operations phases of the Sturgeon Refinery. Both phases are expected to have significant impacts on GDP, person-years of employment, and more.

Image of report coverA Changing Tide: British Columbia’s Emerging Liquefied Natural Gas Industry

Report, 63 pages, February 2016
This report quantifies the potential economic and labour market impacts that would occur in British Columbia, resulting from a 30 million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas industry.


2015

Image of report coverA Long, Hard Road: Reducing GHG Emissions in Canada’s Road Transportation Sector by 2050

Report, 172 pages, November 2015
This report provides an evidence-based view of the contribution that road transportation might practically make to achieve the “80 by 50” greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in Canada.

Image of report coverFinding the Mix: The Choice of Generation Technologies in Canada

Report, 98 pages, September 2015
This report examines several of the challenges facing electricity generators in five provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the primary focus of the report.

Bruce Leslie
Executive Director, Western Canada
403-221-3040x7100
Email imageleslie@conferenceboard.ca