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Ontario's High-Cost Wind Millstone
 

CCRE Commentary June 2017

Wind intermittency makes it an unproductive and expensive choice that doesn't meet customers' needs.

Buying Electricity from Quebec
The Case Against New Intertie Capacity

CCRE Commentary April 2017

Enhancing the capacity to import Quebec electricity involves substantial costs that exceed the benefits under the two provinces' demand-and-supply forecasts.

Promoting open public dialogue, reasoned analysis, and a solutions-oriented approach to energy policy

Our Recent Events

2017 Technology Innovation & Policy Forum Disruptive Innovation over the Wires

2017 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable
 

Thinking Energy

About the Council

The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy (CCRE) is a non-profit organization that provides a platform for public dialogue and analysis on subjects related to energy policy. The CCRE was formed by a group of volunteers from universities, public and private sector business leaders, and labour. The CCRE membership has collaborated to broaden the public debate on energy issues via a number of initiatives.

The Council understands the value of creating a broader and more inclusive public discourse. During the last decade, its efforts have been recognized and appreciated by decision-makers in government and the energy business as providing a neutral forum for the free exchange of ideas and opinions. The Council remains committed to continuing to facilitate debate on the generation, transmission and distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy with a clear focus on finding effective solutions for Canada and abroad.

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Our Mission and Mandate

  • To promote the generation, transmission and distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy.
  • To broaden public knowledge and understanding of the full range of available solutions and encourage fact-based reviews of the best available technologies on generation and emissions control.
  • To encourage government action(s) regarding the generation, transmission and distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy that will enhance and sustain long-term economic growth and the environment.
  • To encourage and promote ongoing independent research into policies and technologies that promotes clean, affordable and reliable energy.

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Our Partners

Richard Ivey School of Business - The University of Western Ontario WISE - Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo Power Workers' Union

Event Sponsors

Waterloo North Hydro Inc. ArcelorMittal Hatch Ontario Centres of Excellence Bruce Power