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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…

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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…

Oct 1

Canadian Energy Politics: Growing Polarization, Growing Frustration - Public Panel and Planning Workshop - October 2018

Energy projects, policies and the future of Canadian energy are passionately contested, with both supporters and opponents drawing on environmental, e…

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Apr 2

Public Confidence in Energy Decision-Making: How is Canada Doing?

This major conference was the final conference marking the first three years of the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy initiative. It reflected on…

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Jan 23 to Aug 24

Trust in Transition – Public Panel and Planning Workshop

This two-day event was composed of a public panel and a workshop. The public session focused on exploring opportunities and challenges in four areas t…

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Oct 9

How to Decide – Engagement, Information and Capacity: What Works? - October 2017

This workshop focused on engagement, information, and capacity to strengthen the integrity and effectiveness of energy decision-making processes and o…

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Jun 1

From Best Practices to Next Practices: Policy-Regulatory Relations in Energy Decision-Making

This workshop focused on the relationship between policymakers and regulators, investigating how to strengthen and clarify relationships and roles bet…

Oct 3

ENGAGE: Canadian Communities and Energy Decision-Making - October 2016

This conference brought together energy leaders from the public, private, academic, Indigenous and NGO sectors to address the question of local commun…

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Apr 12

Cleland presents to Senate Transport and Communications Committee

On April 12, 2016, Senior Fellow Michael Cleland was the first expert witness to appear before the Senate Transport and Communications Committee, whic…

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Nov 2

Indigenous Engagement in Energy Planning, Provision and Development

Workshop concerning the indigenous engagement in energy planning and development, by bringing together leaders from Indigenous organizations, governme…

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Nov 2

Big Ideas Energy Leaders’ Dialogue - November 2015

In the fall of 2015, Positive Energy hosted a Big Ideas Energy Leaders’ Dialogue to explore cutting-edge innovative ways to solve the complex challeng…