February 2017

A Case for Independant Expert Analysis and Advice un Support of Climate Policy Making in Canada

This report was initiated by the Ivey Foundation and makes the case for a new initiative to provide independent expert analysis, advanced modelling tools and expert advice in support of climate policy making in Canada.

December 2017

Brief presented to Transition énergétique Québec

The brief « The role of universities in the strategy for energy transition » has been filed for consultation held by Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ), in preparation for the formulation of its first master plan.

October 2017

Rapport annuel 2016-2017

Le rapport annuel 2016-2017 de l’Institut de l’énergie Trottier rend compte des activités réalisées pendant l’exercice s’échelonnant du 1er mai 2016 au 30 avril 2017.

August 2017

For a Sustained Canadian Energy Systems Modelling Initiative

This white paper, produced in August 2017 by the IET and IQcarbone, with the financial support of the Clean Economy Fund, presents best practices for integrating energy modelling into canadian policy making.

September 2016

This scoping study provides a high level estimate of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction potential of microtransit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Greater Montréal Area. The study also identifies key factors that will influence the adoption of microtransit and the approached needed to test and scale any implementation.

Thanks to the financial contribution of the Institut de l’énergie Trottier and of the AMT, Coop Carbone, in collaboration with the Toronto Athmospheric Fund, commanded an assessment of the potential of microtransit. MaRS Discovery District has been mandate to realize the study, with the help of Polytechnique Montréal and the University of Toronto.

April 2016

Results of the Trottier Energy Futures Project (TEFP) are made available on the Institute site.

The TEFP is a multi-year research and modelling effort to determine how Canada can substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This is the first attempt to undertake a comprehensive quantitative engineering analysis of Canada’s future energy systems, with the target of achieving an 80 per cent reduction in GHGs by 2050 relative to 1990 levels.

This research was made possible through the generous financial support of the Trottier Family Foundation, and was jointly sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the David Suzuki Foundation.

December 2015

Cette étude, fruit d’une collaboration entre le Département de science politique de l’Université de Montréal et l’Institut de l’énergie Trottier montre que les Canadiens ont des opinions divisées sur la question des changements climatiques. Le rapport, intitulé Peu m’en chaut? Le paradoxe de l’opinion publique et de la politique sur les changements climatiques au Canada : vers un nouveau programme de recherche, analyse les multiples facettes de l’opinion publique à l’égard de ce problème politique complexe.

May 2015

Ce document publié en mai 2015 par des chercheurs de l’IET et du CIRANO présente les résultats d’un sondage de 24 questions auprès d’un échantillon de 1100 répondants sur les thématiques suivantes:

  1. Évaluation de la connaissance des enjeux énergétiques et environnemantaux des Québecois;
  2. Perceptions des Québecois concernant le phénomène du réchauffement climatique;
  3. Comportements et habitudes de consommation d’énergie des Québecois;
  4. Préférences des Québecois à l’égard des questions énergétiques et environnementales.

L’objectif de la publication du document étant de nourrir une conversation visant une meilleure compréhension de la complexité des questions en lien avec l’énergie et permettant d’aborder celles-ci de manière rigoureuse sur la base de données fiables.

February 2015

This White Paper is concerned with some key issues arising for Quebec and Canada in energy. Our objective is to provide an opportunity to address them on the basis of reliable data. This paper was prepared in advance of the discussions at the Second Annual Trottier Symposium on Engineering, Energy and Sustainable Design (March 30-31, 2015) at Polytechnique Montreal.