Research Digest
May 2018

Decarbonizing Heavy Industry: The Low-Carbon Transition of Canada’s Emission-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries

April 3, 2018 (The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources)
  • “The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources is studying what it will cost ordinary Canadians and businesses to meet Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. It is examining the effects Canada’s GHG reduction targets will have on five sectors of the Canadian economy: electricity, transportation, oil and gas, buildings and emission-intensive trade-exposed industries that are mostly heavy industries that compete in international markets.”

Carbon pricing in Yukon: Government of Canada analysis

April 6, 2018 (Government of Canada
  • This document provides data on potential estimated impacts of carbon pricing in Yukon.

Canadian Refinery Overview – Energy Market Assessment

April 10, 2018 (National Energy Board) – First ever refining industry report released by NEB 
  • The report provides an overview and status quo of the refining industry in Canada including crude oil pricing and the impact on Canadian refineries, RPP supply and disposition and regional refineries variations. 

Executive Summary, National Inventory Report 1990-2016: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sources and Sinks

April 16, 2018 (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • “In 2016, the most recent annual dataset in this report, Canada’s GHG emissions were 704 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2 eq), a net decrease of 28 Mt or 3.8% from 2005 emissions.”

Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD

April 19, 2018 (Fraser Institute
  • “This report presents the Fraser Institute’s first edition of Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD, in which we rank 33 high-income countries across two broad objectives: protecting human health and well-being; and protecting ecosystems.”

Air quality in Ontario 2016 report

April 20, 2018 (Government of Ontario)
  • “Overall, air quality in Ontario has improved significantly over the past 10 years due to substantial decrease in harmful pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide that are emitted by vehicles and industry.”