Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Economic Instruments for Long-term Reductions in Energy-based Carbon Emissions

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The NRTEE has examined the role of economic instruments in supporting technologies with the potential to reduce energy-based carbon emissions on both the demand and supply sides of the energy equation. How a government taxes and spends has an enormous effect on the way the economy works – and the way to maximize this impact is to ensure policies work together to support over-arching goals, like a sustainable energy future.

The result of a two-year multistakeholder process, the NRTEE has developed a set of recommendations aimed at helping the country take a leadership position in the innovation of technologies that will lay the foundations of a sustainable energy future, in Canada and around the world.