New Journal Article on Federalism and Energy Policy in Canada (in German): „Reforms at Risk: Die Energietransformation im kanadischen Bundesstaat an der Wegscheide“, in: Der Moderne Staat – Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management, 12. Jg., Heft 2/2019, S. 313-328
December 11, 2019
Reforms at Risk: Die Energietransformation im kanadischen Bundesstaat an der Wegscheide
[Reforms at Risk: Energy Policy Transformation in Canada at the Crossroads]
Early efforts to transform Canadian energy policy in light of emerging concerns over climate change can be traced back to the 1980s. While policy began to unfold incrementally, the pattern has changed since 2006. On the federal level, Canadian energy-policy underwent two rather abrupt changes. At the same time, provinces have become more engaged as well, both unilaterally and through coordinated efforts. The article argues that interaction of economic and institutional factors have both facilitated and hampered the politics of energy transformation in Canada. They have encouraged policy innovation on both levels of government, while at the same time they complicate the consolidation of policy change over time.
Canada, energy policy, federalism, governance, transformation