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.
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.