What aspects of Canada’s Just Transition Task Force may have been helpful to depolarizing Canada’s phase-out of coal power? Authored by Positive Energy Senior Research Associate Brendan Frank and uOttawa Ph.D. candidate Sébastien Girard Lindsay, this report is the second of four case studies of initiatives to reduce polarization over energy and climate issues in Canada.
New survey results from Positive Energy examine Canadians’ views on the role of oil and gas in Canada’s current and future economy, and the respective roles of federal and provincial governments in the country’s energy and climate future. This novel survey explores how party affiliation, ideology, region, gender, and age may influence opinions on these topics.
Op-ed by Monica Gattinger, Chair, Positive Energy; Rafael Aguirre, Positive Energy Research team; Stephen Bird, Faculty Affiliate, Positive Energy and Brendan Frank, Interim Research Director, Positive Energy, uOttawa for Policy Options, discussing the new Positive Energy survey Polarization over Energy and Climate in Canada: Oil and Gas.
A new collaborative project between Positive Energy and Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT) aims to identify innovative approaches and success factors in energy regulatory decision-making in an age of climate change.
How do Canadians view the trade-offs between economic recovery and addressing climate change in an age of COVID-19? New survey work from Positive Energy and Nanos Research suggests that Canadians are still likelier to say this is the best rather than the worst time to be ambitious about climate change.