The University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy program uses the convening power of the university to bring together academic researchers and senior decision-makers from industry, government, Indigenous communities, local communities and environmental organizations to determine how to strengthen public confidence in energy decision-making.

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Public Opinion Survey
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Public Opinion Survey

Views on the oil & gas sector and the investment climate for energy infrastruct…

The research by Positive Energy and Nanos Research gauged the opinions among Canadian on the oil and gas sector, more particularly how important they …
Research Publication
Building Consensus: What Works? The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Research Publication

Building Consensus: What Works? The National Roundtable on the Environment and …

A new What Works case study by Positive Energy Faculty Affiliate Professor Stephen Bird assesses the work of the National Roundtable on the Environmen…
Ontario Energy
Monica Gattinger
Ontario Energy

Ontario Finalizes Electrification and Energy Transition Panel

Positive Energy Chair, Dr. Monica Gattinger, was appointed to Ontario Energy's Electrification and Energy Transition Panel.

In the media

The Hill Times
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The Hill Times

Energy security and climate: what do Canadians think?

Globally, Canada is being asked to contribute to strengthening the world’s energy security. Domestically, citizens are concerned about their own energ…
Daily Oil Bulletin
Energy system production and regulation.
Daily Oil Bulletin

Gattinger: Federal Energy And Climate Policy, Part 1 — Can Government Wrap Its …

In this four part series on federal energy and climate policy, DOB analyst Monica Gattinger begins in Part 1 by analyzing key pieces of Ottawa's energ…
Calgary Herald
The Darlington nuclear power site in Ontario.
Calgary Herald

Varcoe: Interest in nuclear energy rises as attitudes toward oil and gas split …

The world is enduring “the first truly global energy crisis,” the head of the International Energy Agency said recently, while oil, gas and electricit…


Jun 15

A More Complete Roadmap: Overcoming Obstacles on Canada's Net Zero Journey

On Wednesday, June 15th 2022, from 8:30AM to 5PM, the ISSP and Positive Energy hosted a conference featuring a variety of speakers and industry repres…

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Mar 28

Monica Gattinger presents to Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT)

The panel explored the importance of meaningful engagement in energy project regulation. The panel addressed the following questions:
How important i…

PE report launch
Mar 1

Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change - Positive Energy Report Launch - March 2019

Positive Energy was delighted to launch its latest report Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change: How Partisanship, Polarization and Paroc…

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