On March 15, Heather McDiarmid and I published an article in Policy Options.

The article is titled “Regulators Should Remain Independent as the Energy Transition Moves Away from Fossil Fuels.”

Here is an excerpt from the article.

Two provincial energy regulators recently passed rulings that signal it is no longer business as usual when it comes to traditional energy infrastructure in Canada.

The decisions each considered whether gas infrastructure will become underutilized before being paid for, known as stranded asset risk.  The shift represented by these decisions is sorely needed if Canada is to ensure our transition to a low carbon economy is efficient, equitable and in line with our climate targets.

Click HERE to read the full article.


Dr. Norm Park is chair of the Education Committee of SCAN! and professor emeritus, Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University. Dr. Heather McDiarmid is the principal of McDiarmid Climate Consulting, specializing in climate mitigation solutions for the residential sector. She is also research associate at the University of Waterloo.


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