Energy Policies

Meeting Canada’s Energy Needs (2021)

With COP26 just coming to a close in Glasgow, only 25% of Canadians (and 36% of Quebecers) are of the opinion that this conference helped find solutions to climate change. Health care and the economy clearly remain the top priorities for the Canadian population, and 65% of Canadians are not prepared to pay a single cent more to fight climate change.

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Concrete Market-Based Recommendations to Reduce GHG Emissions

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) set to begin in a few short days, governments are expected to double down on GHG emission reduction targets. A recent MEI publication described how carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies can allow governments to reach their targets without compromising our standard of living. This follow-up publication offers tangible solutions to encourage uptake of this new technology by entrepreneurs.

My energy transition

As manager of my own financial assets, I am a supporter of passive management. But since the start of 2021, I’ve made an exception with my family’s two TFSAs.

Ban on Hydrocarbons: Quebec is asleep at the well

Against all economic logic, and even environmental logic, the Quebec government finally decided yesterday, during the premier’s inaugural speech, to definitively ban fossil fuel exploration and development in the province.

Québec dort au gaz

Contre toute logique économique, et même environnementale, le gouvernement du Québec a finalement décidé d’aller de l’avant avec l’interdiction de l’exploration et de l’exploitation des hydrocarbures.

Expropriation des pétrolières et gazières: Québec dort au gaz

MONTRÉAL, le 20 octobre 2021 – Dans le cadre du discours d’ouverture livré hier à l’Assemblée nationale, le gouvernement du Québec a déclaré son intention d’exproprier toutes les entreprises détenant des droits sur le gaz naturel et le pétrole québécois. L’économiste et directeur des opérations de l’Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM), Miguel Ouellette, a souhaité réagir à cette nouvelle économique importante.

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Reducing GHG Emissions

With GHG emission reduction targets getting ever more ambitious, and the pressing need for concrete results, the technological tools at our disposal keep improving. This publication looks at CO2 capture, utilization, and storage/sequestration (CCUS) technologies, which are playing a bigger and bigger role and could allow us to reach our targets without compromising our standard of living.

Exploitation du gaz et du pétrole: une erreur historique de Québec

Montréal, le 15 septembre 2021 – Alors que le gouvernement du Québec signale son intention d’empêcher définitivement toute exploitation du gaz naturel et du pétrole québécois, l’économiste et directeur des opérations de l’Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM), Miguel Ouellette, a souhaité réagir.

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