Try out your climate policy ideasTest the effects of 50+ approaches with the new Energy Policy Simulator

Publication - March 27, 2018 - By Sara Hastings-Simon, Benjamin Israel, Bora Plumptre, Brianne Riehl, and Jeffrey Rissman & Robbie Orris of Energy Innovation

The Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is Canada’s first free, open-source tool giving you a chance to see how energy and climate policies influence emissions across the country.

From carbon pricing to mass transit to building efficiency, this tool allows users to gain a deeper understanding of how Canada can lower carbon emissions and meet our international climate commitments.

The EPS tool was developed by the Pembina Institute in collaboration with Energy Innovation. It’s free and open to everyone - based on peer-reviewed source material and publicly available data. The EPS is part of the Pembina Institute’s ongoing effort to improve Canadians' understanding of how climate and energy policies can be designed to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets. It can enable Canadians arrive at well-informed opinions and hold parties, candidates and elected officials accountable for energy and climate policies that can deliver on promises.

The EPS inspires many questions. We are happy to answer all of them, so please feel free to contact us at But first, have a look at our EPS FAQ, where we address the most common questions we hear. 

Canada's EPS team at the Pembina Institute and Energy Innovation have also written a detailed research piece, "Enhancing Canada's Climate Commitments: Building on the Pan-Canadian Framework." Here, the authors explore the capabilities and application of the tool to policy design, and real world outcome.

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