Natural Resources

— Jan 9, 2024
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2023

Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2023 is an annual survey that finds this year, out of the 17 energy jurisdictions included in the survey, Wyoming ranked 1st followed by North Dakota (2nd), Saskatchewan (3rd)—Canada’s highest-ranked province— Oklahoma (4th), and Kansas (5th), with Alberta in the 9th position, while British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador are among the least attractive jurisdictions, ranking 14th and 15th, respectively.

— Nov 23, 2023
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Can Metal Mining Match the Speed of the Planned Electric Vehicle Transition? finds that, to meet international government mandates for electric vehicles (EV), 388 new mines must be built to produce the metals required for EV production.

— Oct 31, 2023
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A Review of Electric Vehicle Consumer Subsidies in Canada finds that government subsidies for electric vehicle purchases are an extremely costly way to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

— Sep 12, 2023
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Wrong Move at the Wrong Time: Economic Impacts of the New Federal Building Energy Efficiency Mandates is a new study that finds the cost of a newly constructed home in Canada will increase by $55,000, on average, by 2030 as a result of the federal government’s proposed energy efficiency regulations for buildings. Crucially, the stricter building regulations will only reduce Canada’s total emissions by 0.9 per cent.

— Aug 9, 2023
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Measuring Canadian Energy Subsidies: A Review of the State of the Art with Recommendations for Reform

Measuring Canadian Energy Subsidies: A Review of the State of the Art with Recommendations for Reform is a new study that documents the current state of energy subsidies in Canada—in particular how they are measured—in light of the federal government’s pledge to phase out those subsidies it deems to be inefficient.

— May 4, 2023
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022

The Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022 finds that Saskatchewan is the 3rd most attractive jurisdiction worldwide for mining investment, after Nevada (1st) and Western Australia (2nd). Notably, Newfoundland & Labrador ranked 4th and Quebec ranked 8th in this year’s survey. No other Canadian province or territory ranked in the global top ten, with Ontario ranking 12th, Manitoba 14th and British Columbia 15th.

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