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

While there were only 100,000 electric cars in the world at the beginning of 2012, the number of units on the road passed the 400,000 mark in early 2014. The subsidies offered by various governments have had a lot to do with this very rapid increase. These are motivated in large part by reduction targets for greenhouse gases (GHGs) and for the consumption of petroleum products. In Canada, the transportation sector emits nearly a quarter (24%) of all GHGs. This is why Ontario and Quebec are proposing incentives to electrify personal transportation.

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

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

TransCanada pipeline and the financing of the MEI.

November 18, 2014

18 November 2014

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. Web

Oil sands and their environmental impact.

October 29, 2014

29 October 2014

The Winnipeg Sun, p. 19

The impact of global conferences and summits on CO2 emissions.

October 23, 2014

23 October 2014

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. Web

Safe transportation of petroleum products.

October 16, 2014

16 October 2014

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

The carbon market.

September 24, 2014

24 September 2014

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

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

September 16, 2014

16 September 2014

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

The implicit subsidies to wind power.

September 15, 2014

15 September 2014

Les Affaires, p. 8

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

September 13, 2014

13 September 2014

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

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

September 11, 2014

11 September 2014

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

The Carbon Market.

August 29, 2014

29 August 2014

Le Soleil, p. 23

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

August 18, 2014

18 August 2014

Le Quotidien, p. 12

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

August 15, 2014

15 August 2014

Le Nouvelliste, p. 13

The impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou.

August 14, 2014

14 August 2014

Economic Note explaining the impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou

Environmental groups claim that logging is jeopardizing the future of our forests as well as the survival of the species that live in them. Is this an accurate picture of the reality of forestry in Quebec? The aggregate data do not show that our forests are in decline. On the contrary, forest cover has increased slightly between the first forest inventory in 1979 and the most recent one in 2002.

August 14, 2014

14 August 2014

The Gazette, p. A15

The carbon market formed by Quebec and California.

July 18, 2014

18 July 2014

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 28

The carbon market formed by Quebec and California.

July 4, 2014

4 July 2014

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

The implicit subsidies to wind power, biomass and community power plants.

June 12, 2014

12 June 2014

www.iedm.org, p. Web

The concept of food miles.

April 29, 2014

29 April 2014

The Toronto Sun, p. 13

The state of Quebec's forests.

March 3, 2014

3 March 2014

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

The state of Quebec's forests.

March 3, 2014

3 March 2014

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

Oil exploration on Anticosti Island.

February 14, 2014

14 February 2014

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

The state of Quebec's forests.

December 1, 2013

1 December 2013

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 28

Global warming.

November 10, 2013

10 November 2013

www.forbes.com, p. Web

Government intervention in the energy market.

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

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

The energy market.

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. Web

The state of Quebec's forests.

October 9, 2013

9 October 2013

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

Invoking “obvious economic reasons,” i.e., annual savings of $24 million, the Quebec government cancelled six small hydroelectric power projects this past February. In April, however, it announced new supply contracts for wind power, a sector that is already guaranteed to receive an implicit subsidy of $695 million a year until 2020. For Youri Chassin, economist at the MEI and the author of this Economic Note, we have an urgent need for rational decisions based on our actual energy requirements and not on artificial support of various energy sectors.

June 17, 2013

17 June 2013

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 27

Quebec's new wind turbine projects.

May 16, 2013

16 May 2013

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

Environmentalists' predictions over the years.

May 8, 2013

8 May 2013

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note on the development of Quebec’s blue gold in a realistic and environmentally respectful manner

July 15, 2009

15 July 2009

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

Economic Note describing energy production and consumption in Quebec

April 16, 2013

16 April 2013

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

May 29, 2012

29 May 2012

Economic Note proposing the development of several hydroelectric projects

October 6, 2011

6 October 2011

Economic Note explaining the impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou

August 14, 2014

14 August 2014

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 industrial waste recycling in market economies.

April 22, 2005

22 April 2005

Research Paper (in French with a bilingual executive summary) on industrial waste recycling in market economies.

April 22, 2005

22 April 2005

MEI in the Media

No, ride-sharing apps will not be disastrous for Montreal
Op-ed by Vincent Geloso and Jasmin Guénette, respectively associate researcher and vice-president at the MEI, published on November 25 in The Gazette.

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?
Column by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on November 13 in The Huffington Post.

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

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