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Engagement and Research Areas

Our Research Platform

Our research is guided by a limited number of principles that build upon our history:

  • An evidence-based approach to providing insights.
  • The use of an integrated or systems approach to research.
  • An inclusive approach to Canada’s energy future.
  • The provision of independent, non-partisan and objective thought leadership.
  • Economic driven and an approach that echoes economic sensibility.


Utilizing insights and evidence from year one, consultations with CEGE funders, and input from other stakeholders, a framework guides our research and engagement plan.

  • Theme 1: Effective and Enhanced Environmental Performance. Inform a better understanding of how environmental outcomes drive performance.
  • Theme 2: Efficient and Inclusive Economic Growth. Provide evidence and insights on how to fully maximize the short- and long-term economic potential and prosperity.
  • Theme 3: Reliable and Cost-competitive Energy. Fill knowledge gaps and inform discourse on pathways to clean energy systems for Canadian producers and consumers.


Research Plan

The five-year research plan aims to provide economic and policy evidence to inform Canada’s journey towards a clean energy growth economy.

  • Year 1—2018: Foundation
    The foundation year included research in four areas: carbon competitiveness, consumer behavior, decarbonizing electricity, and clean growth finance. These papers are now or have been published.
  • Year 2—2019: What is a Clean Energy Growth Economy?
    Define measurable parameters that best characterize the trends and quality of a clean energy growth economy for Canada, with a focus on indicators, challenges, and actions needed.
  • Year 3—2020: Unpacking the New Growth Story
    Deep dives into the critical gaps, opportunities and challenges uncovered in year 2.
  • Year 4—2021: A Roadmap to Action
    Exploring the gaps in policy and action, identifying key waypoints, and creating a roadmap towards a clean energy growth economy.
  • Year 5—2022: Canada’s Clean Energy Growth Economy
    Review and frame the evidence and analysis, culminating in an economically pragmatic and socially achievable view of Canada’s clean energy growth economy.

Contact Us

Roger Francis
Director, Sustainability