North American Energy Markets: The Case for Continental Carbon Exchange

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The North American continent of Canada, the United States, and Mexico represents three of the most productive, diverse, and interdependent economies in the world. In energy systems, however, these nations still lack integration in critical risk areas: infrastructure, reserves, operations, standards that imposes costs, performance and security factors that affect GDP, as well as labour and financial markets. Risks could be mitigated through closer cooperative energy systems planning and interdependence.

In this segment of the ERGP’s Energy and Environment Series, we explore the current and future energy challenges facing North America and discuss how a tri-national carbon trading exchange has the potential to transform energy development and environment, create a more resilient energy sector, and set a global example as a leading decarbonized region.

The full paper is available at the link below:
A North American Carbon Exchange

Learn more about the authors:

  • Leonardo Beltran: Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy; Non-resident fellow at the Institute of the Americas and The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Board Member of Sustainable Energy for All.
  • Michal Moore: Visiting Professor of Economics and Energy Systems, Cornell University and University of Reykjavik; Distinguished Research Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.
  • Dan McFadyen: Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

Join John Hayes, ERGP Research Coordinator, as he welcomes the authors to discuss their paper on the importance of continental markets.

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