Schedule as of January 5, 2015– Subject to Change with Notice
Part I: Overview – Energy as Policy Problem
January 6 Course Overview: Cases and Framework for Analysis
Hoberg energy policy course brief on “forces at work” in natural resource policy (posted here soon)
January 8, 13, 15: The Energy System – Global and Canadian Perspectives
Global Energy Assessment, Summary for Policymakers, (IASSA, 2012). http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/Flagship-Projects/Global-Energy-Assessment/GEA-Summary-web.pdf (plus figure TS-8 in technical summary)
Carbon Tracker Initiative, Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted Capital and Stranded Assets, pp. 9-13, http://carbontracker.live.kiln.it/Unburnable-Carbon-2-Web-Version.pdf
US Energy Information Administration. 2014. Country Analysis Briefs: Canada. Washington: Energy Information Administration. 16 pages. http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/Canada/canada.pdf
Thomas Friedman, “The First Law of Petropolitics,” Foreign Affairs 154 (May June 2006): pp. 28-36. (on line through UBC library)
Brad Plumer, “Why oil prices keep falling — and throwing the world into turmoil,” VOX, December 31, 2014, http://www.vox.com/2014/12/16/7401705/oil-prices-falling
Mark Jaccard, “Peak Oil and Market Feedbacks: Chicken Little vs. Dr. Pangloss,” in Thomas Homer-Dixon, ed., Carbon Shift, (Toronto: Random House of Canada, 2009).
Part II: Governance Framework
January 20 Political Institutions
Monica Gattinger, “A National Energy Strategy for Canada: Golden Age or Golden Cage of Energy Federalism?” Forthcoming in Loleen Berdahl and André Juneau, eds., Canada: The State of the Federation 2012-13
Hoberg energy policy course brief on Aboriginal law (posted here soon)
January 22, 27 Policy Actors and Legacies
George Hoberg and Jeff Phillips, “Playing Defence: Early Responses to Conflict Expansion in the Oil Sands Policy Subsystem,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 2011, pp. 507-11. (on-line through UBC library).
Andrew Nikiforuk, “Oh, Canada: How America’s friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate.” Foreign Policy July 1, 2013 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/24/oh_canada#sthash.AAVQoAxe.dpbs
Andrew Leach, “Canada, The Failed Petrostate.” Macleans, November 4, 2013, http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/11/04/canada-the-failed-petrostate/
Carolyn J. Tuohy, Politics and Policy in Canada: Institutionalized Ambivalence. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. Pp. 256,263-285 (reading packet)
Monica Gattinger, “Canada-United States Energy Relations: Making a MESS of Energy Policy,” American Review of Canadian Studies 42 4 (2012), 466-71 (on line through UBC Library)
January 29 Policy Instruments
Mark Jaccard, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) pp. 270-290 (on-line through UBC library).
Part III: Western Canadian Energy Policy
February 3, 5 Oil Sands
Hoberg energy policy course brief on criteria for energy choices (posted here soon)
Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Environmental and Health Impacts of Canada’s Oil Sands: Executive Summary. December 2010. https://rsc-src.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/RSC_ExP_ExecutiveSummary_ENG_Dec14_10_FINAL_v5.pdf
Pembina Institute, Understanding the impacts of oilsands production, Backgrounder, January 2013, http://pubs.pembina.org/reports/oilsands-key-facts-backgrounder-201301.pdf
George Hoberg and Jeff Phillips, “Playing Defence: Early Responses to Conflict Expansion in the Oil Sands Policy Subsystem,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 2011 (511-17 starting with “oil sands subsystem” and “conclusions and implications” pp 523-4 (on-line through UBC library).
Simon Dyer, Jennifer Grant, Marc Huot, Nathan Lemphers, Beneath the Surface: A review of key facts in the oilsands debate. January 2013. http://www.pembina.org/pub/2404
February 10 – Midterm Examination
Feb 12: Policy Brief Tutorial 1: Problem Definition
February 17, 19 – Midterm Break
February 24, 26 – Environmental Assessment and Oil Sands Pipelines
Penny Becklumb and Tim Williams, Canada’s New Federal Environmental Assessment Process, Library of Parliament, August 2012, http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2012-36-e.pdf
George Hoberg, “The Battle Over Oil Sands Access to Tidewater: A Political Risk Analysis of Pipeline Alternatives.” Canadian Public Policy Volume 39, No. 3, pp. 371-391.
Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel, Report of the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, http://gatewaypanel.review-examen.gc.ca/clf-nsi/dcmnt/rcmndtnsrprt/rcmndtnsrprt-eng.html
Meinhard Doelle, “CEAA 2012: The End Of Federal EA As We Know It?” Environmental Law and Practice http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2104336
March 3, 5 Natural Gas – Unconventional and Liquefied
Michael Levi, The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future, (Oxford, 2013), Chapter 2. On line through UBC library
Matt Horne and Josha McNabb, LNG and Climate Change – The Global Context, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, October 2014.
Clean Energy Canada, The Cleanest LNG in the World? September 2013. http://cleanenergycanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CEC_Cleanest_LNG_World.pdf
Matt Horne, Shale Gas in British Columbia: Risks to B.C.’s Climate Action Objectives, Pembina Institute, September 2011. http://www.pembina.org/pub/226
Carroll, Myles, Eleanor Stephenson and Karena Shaw “BC Political Economy and the Challenge of Shale Gas: Negotiating a Post-Staples Trajectory,” Canadian Political Science Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011): 165-176. http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/cpsr/article/view/324
Guest Speakers: March 5 Dialogue on BC Natural Gas Strategy, Matt Horne (Pembina) and Tom Syer (BC Business Council)
March 10, 12 Hydropower in BC
BC Hydro, Integrated Resource Plan: Meeting B.C.’s Future Energy Needs. November 2013.
George Hoberg and Ian Rowland, “Green Energy Politics in Canada: Comparing Electricity Policies in BC and Ontario,” work in progress, (skim Ontario sections)
March 10: Policy Brief Tutorial 2: Criteria and Alternatives
March 12: Policy Brief Tutorial 3: Consequences and Tradeoff
March 17: Policy Brief Tutorial 4: Analysis vs Advocacy
BC Hydro, Site C Clean Energy Project – Environmental Impact Assessment Executive Summary, Amended version July 19, 2013. https://www.sitecproject.com/sites/default/files/site_c_eis_executive_summary_amended_%28july_2013%29.pdf
Mark Jaccard, Noel Melton, and John Nyboer, “Institutions and Process for scaling up renewables: Run-of-river hydropower in British Columbia,” Energy Policy 39 (2011): 4042-4050. (on-line through UBC library).
George Hoberg, “Bringing the Market Back In: BC Natural Resource Policies During the Campbell Years,” in British Columbia Politics and Government, Micheal Howlett, Dennis Pilon, and Tracy Sommerville, eds, (Toronto: Edmond Montgomery, 2010), pp. 331-35, 343-52.
March 19 Conservation and Efficiency
Jaccard,Sustainable Fossil Fuels, pp. 79-100 (on-line through UBC library)
UK Energy Research Centre, The Rebound Effect: an assessment of the evidence for economy-wide energy savings from improved energy efficiency October 2007. Executive Summary only 5 pp http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/Downloads/PDF/07/0710ReboundEffect/0710ReboundEffectReport.pdf
International Risk Governance Council, The Rebound Effect: Implications of Consumer Behaviour for Robust Energy Policies, http://www.irgc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IRGC_ReboundEffect-FINAL.pdf
David Owen, “The Efficiency Dilemma: If our machines use less energy, will we just use them more? The New Yorker, December 20, 2010. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/20/101220fa_fact_owen#ixzz19YP8aqX5
March 24 Renewables (non-hydro)
International Panel on Climate Change, Special Report Renewable Energy Sources (SRREN) – Summary for Policymakers, (2011) http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/report/IPCC_SRREN_SPM.pdf
March 26, 31 Nuclear Power Reconsidered
John Deutch et al, Update of the MIT 2003 Future of Nuclear Power, http://web.mit.edu/nuclearpower/pdf/nuclearpower-update2009.pdf
Pandora’s Promise – film available on Netflix
Ernest Moniz, “Why We Need Nuclear Power,” Foreign Affairs, vol 90, no 6November/December 2011 2 (on-line through UBC library).
April 5, 9 Conclusion
Reread Hoberg energy policy course brief on criteria for energy choices (posted here soon)
David G. Victor, Global Warming Gridlock, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 39-42 (on line through UBC library).
Naomi Klein, The Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, (Toronto: Knopf Canada 2014), pp. 16-24.
Ezra Markowitz and Azim Shariff, “Climate Change and Moral Judgement,” Nature Climate Change vol 2 (April 2012)
, “Climate Change and Moral Judgement,” Nature Climate Change vol 2 (April 2012)