2018 ONSEP Annual Workshop

April 23-25, 2018

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ONSEP 2018 Annual Workshop - Call for Papers

The Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (ONSEP) brings scholars together from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives for its annual workshop focused on energy policy. This is the ninth workshop of ONSEP, a network of researchers dedicated to developing a greater understanding of the policies, technologies and strategies surrounding sustainable energy.

The workshop welcomes unpublished working papers that focus on analysis and evaluation of energy policies, with an aim of promoting understanding and discussion of effective approaches to reducing the environmental burden of the energy system. Although we especially welcome papers with a focus on Ontario, we also welcome papers that focus on the application of energy policies in other jurisdictions.

We are receptive to a wide range of perspectives and methods including but not limited to empirical research, theory development, formal theoretical modeling, law, sociology, planning, and experimental methods. Papers presented at our previous workshops have come from a variety of disciplines including political science, economics, management, law, geography, environmental studies, and engineering. Papers spanning multiple disciplines are especially encouraged. 

Webinar on the Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Process

The Sustainable Energy Initiative and MES/JD program at York University are pleased to announce their next webinar on the federal environmental and regulatory review process.

The webinar will be at 1PM EDT, Wednesday November 1st  in the Steadman Videoconference studio (120E) at York University and live on-line.  The review, set in motion in June 2016, is the most substantial re-assessment of federal environmental legislation in decades. The federal government issued a discussion paper on the review in June 2017 and public comments were received until the end of September. The government is now drafting specific legislative proposals for the reform of CEAA, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and National Energy Board Act.

The panel will focus likely directions and next steps in the process.