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Alan Fogwill Breakfast Talk (Friends of AIMS)

By | January 30th, 2017|Past Events|

The electricity angle and climate change On Jan. 30, 2017, AIMS hosted a breakfast talk with Allan Fogwill, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), to present findings from its recent study "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Canada Through Electrification of Energy Services." Climate change is a hot topic of discussion among [...]

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Friends of AIMS Presents: Allan Fogwill

By | January 30th, 2017|

The electricity angle and climate change Electrification, infrastructure, and emissions reductions   AIMS is proud to host Allan Fogwill, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute, to present findings from their recent study "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Canada Through Electrification of Energy Services" Climate change is a hot topic of discussion among [...]

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Trouble on the horizon

By | November 16th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 24 October 2016 At the time of this writing, the U.S. election results are uncertain. However, whatever the outcome, it is really important we understand our relationship with America is about to change. I say that because trade — free trade — has been demonized in [...]

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Government must push forward with Energy East process

By | September 12th, 2016|Commentary|

By JACKSON DOUGHART (Policy Analyst) 12 Sep 2016 From the Charlottetown Guardian and the Journal-Pioneer. Progress on the Energy East pipeline is stalling. The National Energy Board recently cancelled a scheduled week of hearings into the project in Montreal, citing security concerns from environmentalist demonstrations. More successes from Energy East opponents could jeopardize the project [...]

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It’s time to rally behind Canada’s oil and gas sector

By | September 10th, 2016|Commentary|

By ROBERT ROACH (Senior Fellow) 10 Sep 2016 From Troy Media. Was Ontario's auto sector in worse shape during the global financial meltdown of 2009 than Alberta's energy patch was during the global oil glut of 2015? An internal federal government memo recently uncovered by the Canadian Press suggests it was. But which sector faced [...]

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New Brunswick failing on trade, natural resources

By | June 9th, 2016|Commentary|

Vice President of Research John Williamson writes that bad economic policies in New Brunswick gives one the impression that its government has stopped trying to reverse the province's woes. Banning hydraulic fracking, maintaining protectionist measures on alcohol, and inadequate education are mixing with outmigration to produce an economic death spiral. This article appeared in the [...]

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Corporate social responsibility has gone off the rails

By | April 27th, 2016|Commentary|

AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani argues in the Financial Post that today's in-vogue language about corporate social responsibilities is bunk. "Why are businesses so ashamed to admit they’re in business to make money?" he asks, when "people-before-profits is just code for increasing the costs of goods for all of us." Read this article in the [...]

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Atlantic Canada gas opportunities about more than extraction (Sackville Tribune-Post)

By | February 27th, 2016|In the Media|

From the Sackville Tribune-Post: The report examines the overall regulatory framework, planned infrastructure projects, and emerging natural gas opportunities and technologies. Author Andrew Pickford contends in Gas Opportunities for Atlantic Canada that restrictions on the expansion of natural gas in Atlantic Canada could make electricity more expensive, less clean, and result in people outside the [...]

Gas Opportunities for Atlantic Canada

By | February 26th, 2016|Policy Papers|

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today released a report on the potential for Atlantic Canada to capitalize on the golden age of gas. The report, authored by Andrew Pickford, examines the overall regulatory framework, planned infrastructure projects, and emerging natural gas opportunities and technologies. View the entire study here.

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Media Release: Gas Opportunities for Atlantic Canada

By | February 20th, 2016|Media Releases|

Opportunity is Knocking – Will We Answer? Gas Opportunities in Atlantic Canada About More than Extraction Halifax – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today released a report on the potential for Atlantic Canada to capitalize on the golden age of gas. The report examines the overall regulatory framework, planned infrastructure projects, and emerging [...]