Over the past 10 years, dialogue about future economic prosperity for Canada has been fundamentally altered with the introduction of climate change scenarios. This dialogue has changed the way we view the roles of governments, regulators, private industry, and other stakeholders. Given the important role energy, in all its forms, plays directly and indirectly in Canada’s economy, as well as the impact it has on the environment and society as a whole, Canada needs a responsible, well-informed dialogue on the range of issues flowing from our energy sector as global economies transition to clean growth futures.
The imperative to transition to a clean growth economy in Canada, without sacrificing economic growth and wealth creation has never been greater.
The Conference Board of Canada believes that a collaborative approach, involving multiple stakeholders across the full spectrum of the energy system can contribute to creating a roadmap that balances economic prosperity with environmental sustainability at a reasonable pace. CEGE is focused on providing the research and dialogue leaders need to do just that.
CEGE is building on Canada’s business and intellectual strengths to provide independent evidence for the path forward without sacrificing growth, wealth creation, sustainability, and social well-being.
How We Define Ourselves
- Clean Energy—all energy production that reduces GHG emissions, is sustainable, and reduces environmental footprints
- Growth—a measured and meaningful increase
- Economy—the production, distribution, trade, and consumption of goods and services
CEGE brings together and builds consensus between diverse funders to develop a road map for the Canadian economy as we progress towards a clean growth future. CEGE provides valuable learning, networking, policy development, and focused research to funders, and through external communications, to leaders throughout Canada.
Hot Topics in Energy and Environment
Pedro Antunes and Carlos Murillo,
“Alberta’s Crude Dilemma”, The Conference Board of Canada, Dec 6, 2018
“Low-carbon economy will not be made by policy alone”, The Globe and Mail, November 8, 2017
Glen Hodgson, “Three challenges facing Alberta amid the province’s new economic reality”, The Globe and Mail, September 26, 2017
Glen Hodgson, “Can Canada remain an ‘energy superpower”, The Globe and Mail, September 6, 2017
Glen Hodgson and Brent Dowdall, “Canada needs to take its green trade to the global market”, The Globe and Mail, August 21, 2017
Glen Hodgson, “The opportunity of green trade”, Policy Options magazine, August 22, 2017
Carlos Murillo, “There’s a Buzz in the Air and Yes, It Is Electric…”, The Conference Board of Canada, Aug 10, 2017