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— Nov 14, 2019
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2019

The Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey finds that Texas is more than twice as attractive for oil and gas investment than Alberta. Specifically, uncertain environmental regulations, regulatory inconsistencies and pipeline constraints are major deterrents to greater energy investment in Alberta and across Canada. In fact, the study also ranks 20 North American jurisdictions based on policies affecting oil and gas investment, and Saskatchewan was Canada’s highest-ranked province at 13th out of 20. Alberta ranked 16th, and Texas ranked 1st overall.

— Nov 5, 2019
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The Ontario Government’s Electricity Policies 2018–2019

The Ontario Government’s Electricity Policies 2018-2019: How They Are Failing and How to Fix Them finds that electricity prices in Ontario have continued to rise over the past year, despite the Ontario government’s attempts to lower them. In fact, even with a new debt-funded government subsidy, residential electricity prices in Toronto rose by five per cent from April 2018 to April 2019 and residents across Ontario are paying 22 per cent more (on average) for electricity than the rest of Canada.

— Aug 22, 2019
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The Impact of the Federal Carbon Tax on the Competitiveness of Canadian Industries finds that the federal carbon tax will increase production costs in key sectors and could trigger a phenomenon known as “carbon leakage”—where firms relocate industrial activity (including petroleum and coal-product manufacturing) to countries with less-stringent climate policies.

— Jul 30, 2019
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Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less?

Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less? is a new study that finds, despite rhetoric that renewable energy is cheap, wind and solar power generation actually comes with large—yet often ignored—costs that increase electricity prices for residents and businesses. And generating electricity from variable renewable energy sources, such as wind and sunlight, benefits the environment less than advocates claim.

— Jul 18, 2019
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Assessing Canada's Energy Sector Competitiveness: Collected Essays

Assessing Canada’s Energy Sector Competitiveness is a new collection of essays that highlights how several government policies have weakened Canada’s ability to attract investment in the energy sector, all the while investment in the United States has soared.

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