Crafting an Effective Canadian Energy Strategy

How Energy East and the oilsands affect climate and energy objectives

Canada’s premiers are dicussing a Canadian Energy Strategy that will be released in mid-2015. A coordinated multi-province strategy presents an important opportunity for Canada to align its climate and energy policies with the global transition away from carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

This report outlines key considerations and corresponding recommendations for provincial and territorial leaders as they convene to discuss a new path forward for Canadian energy and climate policies. The Canadian Energy Strategy provides a means to break the deadlock of climate inaction in Canada. It also present a critical opportunity for the premiers to reinvigorate a cooperative approach to climate and economic issues.