Canada's Energy Profile


This section proposes 40 basic questions people might have about Canada's energy sector and gives them answers which are relatively short, factual, easy to understand, and supported by official sources. They cover as many subjects as possible, in addition to offering information on the energy situation of the various parts of the country.

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From the MEI’s Archives

Research Paper on the economic and political interests that Quebec and Alberta have in common

May 12, 2011

12 May 2011

Booklet on Canada’s energy sector

March 1, 2014

1 March 2014

Economic Note on the efficiency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

Research Paper explaining the most relevant economic facts and overarching principles that should guide our climate change policy choices

November 12, 2015

12 November 2015

Economic Note describing energy production and consumption in Quebec

April 16, 2013

16 April 2013

Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

Economic Note exploring the potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

Viewpoint contrasting the economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec

April 23, 2015

23 April 2015

Economic Note evaluating the implicit subsidies to wind power, biomass and community power plants

June 17, 2013

17 June 2013

Economic Note on oil consumption and its production potential in Quebec

April 26, 2012

26 April 2012