GENERAL | Energy transition | Carbon, Climate, and Environment | Provinces

SECTORS | Transportation | Buildings | Industry | Agriculture

ELECTRICITY | Renewables | Grid

FUELS | Hydrogen | Biofuels | Carbon Capture

MISC | International| USA | Europe

This list contains recent reports and analyses on energy transition, clean technologies, and climate change done by major Canadian organizations (mostly) and relevant to the Canadian context. The selection is by no means complete, so if you have noticed an important report missing or have feedback, please get in touch at info@researchinterfaces.com. The list is updated regularly.


GENERAL | Energy transition (up ^)

GENERAL | Carbon, Climate, and Environment (up ^)

  • Dec 2020 | Tip of the Iceberg: Navigating the Known and Unknown Costs of Climate Change for Canada (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Dec 2020 | International Best Practices: Estimating tax subsidies for fossil fuels in Canada (IISD)
  • Dec 2020 | Mobilizing Capital for Natural Infrastructure in Canada (IISD)
  • Nov 2020 | The Climate Transparency Report 2020: Canada (Climate Transparency)
  • Sep 2020 | Building Canada’s Low Carbon Future: Opportunities for the Philanthropic Sector (Environment Funders Canada)
  • Sep 2020 | Big Oil Reality Check: Assessing oil and gas company climate plans (Environmental Defence Canada)
  • Jun 2020 | A New Canadian Climate Accountability Act: Building the legal foundation to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (Ecojustice)
  • Jun 2020 | Green Strings: Principles and conditions for a green recovery from COVID-19 in Canada (IISD)
  • Mar 2020 | Enhancing Community Resilience as Wildfire Risk Increases (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Mar 2020 | No Time To Waste: Six Ways Canada Can Progress to Zero Plastic Waste by 2025 (Environmental Defence Canada)
  • Feb 2020 | The oilsands in a carbon-constrained Canada: The collision course between overall emissions and national climate commitments (Pembina)
  • Jan 2020 | Climate Risks: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada (Insurance Institute)
  • Jun 2019 | (international) IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (IPCC)
  • Apr 2019 | Canada’s Changing Climate Report (NRCan)

GENERAL | Provinces (up ^)

  • Dec 2020 | Yours To Recover: A Progress Report on Ontario’s Climate Change Actions (Environmental Defence Canada)
  • Nov 2020 | Building a Transition Pathway To A Vibrant Hydrogen Economy In The Alberta Industrial Heartland (Transition Accelerator)
  • Oct 2020 | A resilient economy and safe climate: Our vision for B.C. (Pembina)
  • Sep 2020 | Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy (Government of Yukon)
  • Sep 2020 | Clean Growth in Nova Scotia (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Sep 2020 | Moving Edmonton to efficient, low-carbon, urban freight delivery (Pembina)
  • Aug 2020 | Mobility as a service in Quebec (Transition Accelerator)
  • Jul 2020 | Rebuilding a Resilient B.C.: Action plan for economic recovery (Pembina)
  • Jul 2020 | Diesel Reduction Progress in Remote Communities: Research Summary (Pembina)
  • Jun 2020 | Climate Legislation in British Columbia (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Jun 2020 | Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act 2018 (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Jun 2020 | Alberta’s Emerging Economy: A blueprint for job creation through 2030 (Pembina)
  • Jun 2020 | Clearing the Air: How Electric Vehicles and Cleaner Trucks Can Help Reduce Pollution, Improve Health and Save Lives in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (Environmental Defence Canada)
  • Feb 2020 | Transit Supportive Development Along Bus Corridors: Opportunities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (Pembina)

SECTORS | Transportation (up ^)

  • Feb 2021 | Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard: Setting the record straight (Pembina)
  • Dec 2020 | Taking the Wheel: How Canada can cut carbon pollution and revitalize its auto sector (Clean Energy Canada)
  • Dec 2020 | Building a zero-emission goods-movement system: Opportunities to strengthen Canada’s ZEV freight sector (Pembina)
  • Dec 2020 | La route vers une mobilité à faible empreinte carbone / The road ahead to low-carbon mobility (Équiterre)
  • Nov 2020 | The Rise of the Automobile: Lessons from Historical Canadian Transportation Transitions (Transition Accelerator)
  • Oct 2020 | Race to zero: How manufacturers are positioned for zero-emission commercial trucks and buses in North America (ICCT)
  • Jul 2020 | Survey of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and their fit for service in Canada (Transition Accelerator)
  • Jun 2020 | Catching the Bus: How smart policy can accelerate electric buses across Canada (Clean Energy Canada)
  • Apr 2020 | Power Play: Canada’s role in the electric vehicle transition (Pembina)
  • Apr 2020 | Cities Taking Freight Action: Summary notes from the Canadian urban freight forum (Pembina)
  • Mar 2020 | Practices to Improve the Efficiency of On-Road Freight: Short-term opportunities to reduce GHG emissions from Canada’s freight trucks (Pembina)
  • Mar 2020 | Just-in-Time Delivery: Environmental scan of policies and practices (Pembina)
  • Feb 2020 | The next frontier for climate action: Decarbonizing urban freight in Canada (Pembina)

SECTORS | Buildings (up ^)

  • Feb 2021 | Buy Clean: How public construction dollars can create jobs and cut pollution (Pembina)
  • Dec 2020 | Analysis of the commercial and institutional buildings sector (Transition Accelerator)
  • Nov 2020 | Barriers to deep retrofits: Regulatory solutions from across Canada (Pembina)
  • Jun 2020 | Property Assessed Clean Energy in Canada: Design considerations for PACE programs and enabling legislation (Pembina)

SECTORS | Industry (up ^)

  • Oct 2020 | (international) Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap (IEA)
  • Jun 2020 | (international) Mine 2020: Resilient and resourceful (PwC)
  • Oct 2018 | (international) The Future of Petrochemicals: Towards a more sustainable chemical industry (IEA)
  • Apr 2018 | (international) Technology Roadmap – Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry (IEA)

SECTORS | Agriculture (up ^)

ELECTRICITY | Renewables (up ^)

  • Aug 2020 | Renewable energy — what you need to know (Pembina)
  • Nov 2018 | A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors (SMR Action Plan)
  • Nov 2020 | (USA) The Cost of Floating Offshore Wind Energy in California Between 2019 and 2032 (revised) (NREL)
  • Sep 2018 | (international) The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World (MIT)

ELECTRICITY | Grid (up ^)

  • Jan 2021 | (USA) Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States (NREL)
  • Jan 2021 | (USA) Storage Futures Study: A Framework for the Expanding Role of Storage in the U.S. Power System (NREL)
  • Dec 2020 | (USA) Building a New Grid without New Legislation: A Path to Revitalizing Federal Transmission Authorities (Columbia University)
  • Dec 2020 | (international) Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids (IRENA)
  • Nov 2020 | (USA) 2020 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook (NREL)
  • Sep 2020 | (international) Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage (IEA)
  • Jul 2020 | (USA) Electrification Futures Study: Methodological Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Power System Impacts of End-Use Electrification (NREL)

FUELS | Hydrogen (up ^)

  • Oct 2020 | A New Hope: How hydrogen can deliver climate solutions and clean energy competitiveness for Canada (Clean Energy Canada)
  • Sep 2020 | Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems In Canada: A Key Role For Hydrogen (Transition Accelerator)
  • Jul 2020 | Hydrogen on the path to net-zero emissions: Costs and climate benefits (Pembina)
  • Dec 2020 | (international) Green hydrogen cost reduction: Scaling up renewables to meet the 1.5ºC climate goal (IRENA)
  • Oct 2020 | (USA) The Technical and Economic Potential of the H2@Scale Concept within the United States (NREL)
  • Sep 2020 | (international) Hydrogen: A renewable energy perspective (IRENA)
  • Jun 2020 | (USA/Europe) Assessment of Hydrogen Production Costs from Electrolysis: United States and Europe (ICCT)

FUELS | Biofuels (up ^)

  • Nov 2019 | Clean Fuels Investment in Canada – Roadmap to 2030 (Advanced Biofuels Canada)
  • Oct 2020 | Biofuels in Canada 2020: Tracking biofuel consumption, feedstocks, avoided greenhouse gas emissions and fuel cost impacts (Advanced Biofuels Canada)
  • Nov 2019 | (international) Advanced biofuels: What holds them back? (IRENA)

FUELS | Carbon Capture (up ^)

  • Dec 2020 | The Carbontech innovation system in Canada: An evaluation of national carbon conversion technology development competitiveness (Pembina)
  • Sep 2020 | (international) CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions (IEA)

MISC | International (up ^)

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • Dec 2020 | Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy (IRENA)
  • Dec 2020 | Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement (IRENA)
  • Nov 2020 | Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020 (IRENA)
  • Oct 2020 | Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future (IRENA)
  • Sep 2020 | Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020 (IRENA)
  • Sep 2020 | Scenarios for the Energy Transition: Global experience and best practices (IRENA)
  • Sep 2020 | Reaching Zero with Renewables: Eliminating CO2 emissions from industry and transport in line with the 1.5ºC climate goal (IRENA)
  • Jul 2020 | Renewable energy statistics 2020 (IRENA)
  • Jun 2020 | Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 (IRENA)
  • Jun 2020 | Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality (IRENA)
  • Apr 2020 | Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050 (IRENA)

International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • Dec 2020 | Energy Efficiency 2020 (IEA)
  • Nov 2020 | Renewables 2020: Analysis and forecast to 2025 (IEA)
  • Oct 2020 | World Energy Outlook 2020 (IEA)
  • Oct 2020 | Power Systems in Transition: Challenges and opportunities ahead for electricity security (IEA)
  • Sep 2020 | CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions (IEA)
  • Sep 2020 | Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 (IEA)
  • Jul 2020 | Clean Energy Innovation (IEA)
  • Jun 2020 | Sustainable Recovery: World Energy Outlook Special Report (IEA)
  • Jun 2020 | Global EV outlook 2020 (IEA)
  • May 2020 | World Energy Investment 2020 (IEA)
  • Apr 2020 | Global Energy Review 2020: The impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on global energy demand and CO2 emissions (IEA)

Others

  • Feb 2021 | Greenness of Stimulus Index: An assessment of COVID-19 stimulus by G20 countries and other major economies in relation to climate action and biodiversity goals (Vivid Economics)
  • Jan 2021 | Net-Zero Challenge: The supply chain opportunity (World Economic Forum)
  • Dec 2020 | Global Commission to End Energy Poverty: Electricity access (MIT)
  • Oct 2020 | New Energy Outlook 2020 (BloombergNEF)
  • Oct 2020 | CO2 emissions from commercial aviation: 2013, 2018, and 2019 (ICCT)
  • Sep 2020 | BP Energy Outlook 2020 (BP)
  • Jun 2020 | Decline and Fall: The Size & Vulnerability of the Fossil Fuel System (Carbon Tracker)
  • May 2020 | Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 (BloombergNEF)
  • Nov 2019 | Insights into Future Mobility (MIT)
  • Jun 2019 | (international) IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (IPCC)

MISC | USA (up ^)

  • Jan 2021 | Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States (NREL)
  • Jan 2021 | Storage Futures Study: A Framework for the Expanding Role of Storage in the U.S. Power System (NREL)
  • Dec 2020 | Building a New Grid without New Legislation: A Path to Revitalizing Federal Transmission Authorities (Columbia University)
  • Dec 2020 | Net-Zero America (Princeton University)
  • Nov 2020 | 2020 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook (NREL)
  • Nov 2020 | The Cost of Floating Offshore Wind Energy in California Between 2019 and 2032 (revised) (NREL)
  • Nov 2020 | A Guide to Energy Master Planning of High-Performance Districts and Communities (NREL)
  • Oct 2020 | Billion Dollar Orphans: Why millions of oil and gas wells could become wards of the state (Carbon Tracker)
  • Oct 2020 | The Technical and Economic Potential of the H2@Scale Concept within the United States (NREL)
  • Sep 2020 | Energizing America: A Roadmap to Launch a National Energy Innovation Mission (Columbia University)
  • Mar 2020 | Natural Gas: A Bridge to Climate Breakdown (Sierra Club)
  • Aug 2020 | AchiEVe: Model Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption (Sierra Club)
  • Jul 2020 | Electrification Futures Study: Methodological Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Power System Impacts of End-Use Electrification (NREL)
  • Jun 2020 | Assessment of Hydrogen Production Costs from Electrolysis: United States and Europe (ICCT)

MISC | Europe (up ^)

  • European Union Energy topics (European Commission)
  • Dec 2020 | How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost (McKinsey)
  • Dec 2020 | European vehicle market statistics 2020/21 (ICCT)
  • Dec 2020 | How to decarbonise the UK’s freight sector by 2050 (Transport & Environment)
  • Nov 2020 | Electrifying EU city logistics: An analysis of energy demand and charging cost (ICCT)
  • Oct 2020 | State of the Energy Union: Progress made on the clean energy transition and a basis for green recovery (European Commission)
  • Jul 2020 | Unlocking electric trucking in the EU: Recharging in cities (Transport & Environment)
  • Jun 2020 | Assessment of Hydrogen Production Costs from Electrolysis: United States and Europe (ICCT)
  • Mar 2020 | Climate Legislation in the United Kingdom (Canadian Institute for Climate Choices)
  • Jan 2020 | Recharge EU: How many charge points will EU countries need by 2030 (Transport & Environment)
  • Dec 2019 | A European Green Deal: Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent (European Commission)