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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of subsidies for the purchase of electric cars.

June 21, 2016

21 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The development of hydrocarbon resources on Anticosti Island.

June 10, 2016

10 June 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Greenpeace and logging in Quebec.

May 30, 2016

30 May 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Earth Day 2016 and predictions of doom.

May 10, 2016

10 May 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of GHG reduction.

April 22, 2016

22 April 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard, p. web

Earth Day 2016 and predictions of doom.

April 22, 2016

22 April 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of a reduction in our oil consumption.

April 15, 2016

15 April 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Our governments have the tendency to imitate others for their public policies.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

La Presse+, p. web

The Government of Quebec and the proposed Energy East pipeline.

March 4, 2016

4 March 2016

National Post, p. web

The potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta.

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

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

In recent years, Canadian provinces have adopted various “green” energy policies that have had a discernable impact on their energy markets. Carbon levies and constraints on using certain energy sources to generate electricity are now commonplace, and their use seems to be spreading. Until recently, Alberta had avoided such policy tools. In addition, much electricity in Alberta is generated, transmitted, and sold by private market actors, and thus political interference in the market has mostly been avoided.

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec wants to "force" the automotive industry to increase the supply of electric cars.

February 24, 2016

24 February 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Report on the situation of the forest in Quebec.

December 5, 2015

5 December 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of the carbon market.

November 25, 2015

25 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Are climate changes responsible for thousands of deaths?

November 25, 2015

25 November 2015

www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou.

November 23, 2015

23 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The major reductions in GHG emissions in the former communist countries.

November 20, 2015

20 November 2015

National Post, p. FP09

Relevant economic facts and principles should guide our climate change policy choices.

November 17, 2015

17 November 2015

La Presse, p. A17

The most relevant economic facts and principles that should guide our climate change policy choices.

November 16, 2015

16 November 2015

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

The Paris Conference that opens on November 30, 2015, is drawing plenty of attention to the fight against climate change, an issue that blends political rhetoric, economic logic and climate science. The aim of this Research Paper is to make key climate change concepts easier to understand as well as to put the mechanisms discussed here in a Canadian context and to base public policy choices on the most relevant facts.

November 12, 2015

12 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

November 10, 2015

10 November 2015

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

The likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou.

November 6, 2015

6 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

November 5, 2015

5 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The economic situation of the Anticosti Island.

October 29, 2015

29 October 2015

Montreal Gazette, p. A17

The Quebec government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize electric vehicles.

October 29, 2015

29 October 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Eco-doom predictions.

October 19, 2015

19 October 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues/iedm, p. Web

Safe transportation of oil.

September 25, 2015

25 September 2015

The Globe and Mail, p. B07

The cost of economic restrictions on energy.

August 25, 2015

25 August 2015

Le Soleil, p. 26

The likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou.

August 23, 2015

23 August 2015

Economic Note estimating the likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou

Since the addition of the boreal caribou to the threatened species list, the Quebec government has made considerable efforts to protect its habitat by limiting forestry companies’ access to the public forest. No one denies the need to have in place conservation measures for protecting biodiversity, as long as they have concrete positive effects and that the associated costs are not out of proportion with the goals. When it comes to the boreal caribou, though, these two criteria are not necessarily respected.

August 20, 2015

20 August 2015

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note on the buy local concept as expressed in “food miles”

February 16, 2010

16 February 2010

Research Paper on the exploitation of Quebec’s water resources

August 27, 2008

27 August 2008

Economic Note providing an overview of the shale gas development debate from the point of view of landowners

May 27, 2015

27 May 2015

Economic Note on the crisis in the forestry sector and solutions to end it

November 20, 2007

20 November 2007

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

May 12, 2011

12 May 2011

Research Paper analysing efforts made by the Canadian petroleum industry to reduce its impact on the environment

October 11, 2012

11 October 2012

Economic Note on the equalization formula and its impact on the development of natural resources

May 29, 2012

29 May 2012

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

June 17, 2013

17 June 2013

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 proposing the development of several hydroelectric projects

October 6, 2011

6 October 2011

MEI in the Media

Pharma innovation worth the cost
Op-ed by Frank R. Lichtenberg, Associate Researcher at the MEI, published on June 20 on several Sun Media websites.

Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is Vigorous
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on June 17 in the Huffington Post Canada.

"Super nurse" clinics are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. As part of its health care research program, the MEI has produced a short documentary looking at the efficiency of this new model of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs).

Watch the short documentary...