Energy and environmental policy cover both provincial and federal jurisdiction, which makes it fertile ground for conflict. In particular, the onset of climate change has intensified disagreements around energy and environmental policy between the provinces and the federal government. Dr. Duane Bratt joins us to discuss the history of energy federalism, the complexities that can arise, and charting a productive path forward.
New survey analysis by Positive Energy focuses on three issues that matter for Canada’s energy future in an age of climate change: the country’s climate performance; the present and future of renewables and nuclear energy; and the role that local communities should play in energy infrastructure projects.
What are the respective roles and responsibilities between policymakers, regulators, the courts, municipalities and Indigenous governments when it comes to energy and climate decision-making? Clearly articulating and strengthening these relationships is one of the most pivotal but understudied factors shaping our collective energy and climate future. Dr. Monica Gattinger returns to the podcast to discuss this crucial question, which forms the basis for a new stream of research at Positive Energy.
Marc Saner, Core Member and Lead of the ISSP Science Advice Research Cluster, as well as Full Professor at the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa, is looking for a research assistant to study how departmental science advisors work.
The total sum of the contract is approximately $5,000 at SSHRC graduate rates. You must be a graduate student at uOttawa, PhD student preferred. The working language for this project is English and should be carried out between February and June 2021.
Please send by Monday, February 8 (noon) the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) the title or theme of your current thesis work and the name of your supervisor; (2) your brief CV; (3) a brief list of your other current paid duties; (4) the reason why you feel that you are a good match for this work.