CARBON PROVINCE, HYDRO PROVINCE: THE CHALLENGE OF CANADIAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE FEDERALISM: A new book by Douglas Macdonald, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, U of T School of the Environment University of Toronto Press, March, 2020 https://utorontopress.com/ca/carbon-province-hydro-province-4 CLICK FOR WEBINAR VIDEO - MAY 12, 2020
The FES Sustainable Energy Initiative Presents: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency in Ontario Monday April 20th 3-5PM Via Zoom Webinar Estimates of the technologically and economically achievable potential for energy efficiency improvements in Canada are significant, offering the potential to make significant contributions to meeting Canada’s GHG emission targets. Despite their benefits, energy efficiency […]
Congratulations to all participants of the CEP course, organizers, presenters, and guest speakers. The course was an extreme success! Stay tuned for more information on next years module.
Unpacking the Climate Potential of Energy Efficiency: Effective and Resilient Governance for Energy Efficiency in Low-Carbon Sustainable Energy Transitions By Mark Winfield, Peter Love, James Gaede, and Scott Harbinson. Drawing on a comparative analysis of approaches to energy efficiency program administration in five provinces and three US states, this paper presents a set of five […]
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Energy Storage in Capacity Markets: Experience from the US and Implications for Ontario's Incremental Capacity Auction A Capacity Market (CM) is a market that procures electricity generation capacity through a competitive bidding process. They initially arose as a solution to reliability and revenue sufficiency concerns in the late 1990's in […]
Towards Decentralized Power Systems: Market & Regulatory Frameworks for Ontario This MRP is about the sustainability transition of Ontario’s electricity system. A sustainability transition is understood as a type of purposive socio-technical transition, which is meant to address some normative goal rather than to exploit commercial opportunity.
The Intersection of the Environment and Niche Technology: A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis of the Integration of Energy Storage Technologies in North America The purpose of this paper is to identify regulatory and market barriers to energy storage as a model for the adoption of future sustainable energy technologies in Ontario. This paper examines current barriers and […]
Overview of Canada’s Legislative and Regulatory Systems and their Impact on Community Energy Planning The need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change has driven the development and implementation of community energy plans. Today, more than 200 communities across Canada, representing over 50% of the population, have an […]
The Sustainable Energy Initiative & MES/JD Program Presents - The Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Process: A Panel Discussion on Legislative Reform. Panelists include: Emma Lui: Council of Canadians, Rick Lindgren: Canadian Environmental Law Association, Anna Johnston: West Coast Environmental Law, Erin Flanagan: Pembina Institute, Martin Olszynksi: University of Calgary, Faculty of Law The event […]
In June of 2016 the Trudeau government announced a review of the federal environmental and regulatory review processes, as revised through the Harper government's Bills C-38 and C-45. Since then four separate review processes have been set in motion. Expert panels have been established to review the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) and the Role […]