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energy planning

08 Jun


Connecting Canadians through a renewable energy supergrid

June 8, 2017 | By |

Just like the rest of the world, Canada faces the big challenge to decrease the carbon emissions that result from our energy use. One way to do this is to produce more low-carbon renewable electricity while at the same time rapidly electrifying other sectors, like heating and transportation. Read More

26 Apr


Pricing Outcomes

April 26, 2017 | By |

A Framework for a 21st Century Electricity Market for Ontario

Driven by technological change and government policies, Ontario electricity generation is now dominated by nuclear, hydro, wind and solar. This paper, the latest in Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series, analyzes the impact of this development on the wholesale energy market in Ontario and recommends a path forward for effective continued investment in low-carbon energy generation. Read More

14 Feb


Technology is disrupting the energy sector. What does this mean for consumers and what should be done about it?

February 14, 2017 | By |

Technology is disrupting many economic sectors, from transportation to media – and the energy sector is not immune. Read More

20 Dec


Emerging Energy Trends

December 20, 2016 | By |

Regulatory Responses to Ontario’s Energy Future

This report identifies regulatory and policy responses to the advent of an energy future with high levels of distributed energy resources, building on European and U.S. experience responding to this development. Read More

03 Nov


Brave New World at the OEB

November 3, 2016 | By |

Policy Development and the Natural Gas Expansion Case

An ongoing Ontario Energy Board (OEB) proceeding offers timely insight into the role the Board sees itself playing in the implementation of government policy through its rate-making activities. Read More

11 Nov


Climate talks heat up

November 11, 2015 | By |

The Broadbent Institute’s Executive Director, Rick Smith, discusses a low-carbon Canada and the Mowat Centre-Broadbent Institute joint report, Step Change, with Bruce Sellery on The Exchange.

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27 Oct


Step Change

October 27, 2015 | By |

Federal Policy Ideas Toward a Low-Carbon Canada

This Mowat Centre-Broadbent Institute joint report looks at policies in addition to carbon pricing that the federal government could introduce to help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

27 Oct


New report lays out seven policies to steer Canada towards a low-carbon economy

October 27, 2015 | By |

In lead-up to UN climate conference in Paris, new federal government must go beyond carbon pricing
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