Recognizing the importance of energy to Canada, EPIC’s sole purpose and unique interest is to provide a broad, cross-sectoral, full value chain perspective on a Canadian energy framework and strategy. EPIC is a not-for-profit federal corporation and non-partisan policy advocacy group composed of Canadian enterprises that are important producers, transporters and consumers of energy, and those that engage in financing energy development.
The Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC) is a non-profit organization formed by business organizations that are concerned about Canada’s energy future. Our sole purpose is to develop a comprehensive, pan-Canadian approach to energy which will provide the foundation for recommendations to federal, provincial and territorial government authorities responsible for energy and environment policy. We believe better analysis, based on better information, will lead to better policy.
- To build an energy framework and strategy from the standpoint of Canada’s overall economic future.
- To engage organizations that care about energy.
- To assemble contributions from associations for incorporation into an energy framework and strategy.
- To be a project completed in two to three years by delivering a strategy representing many stakeholders.
Canada is an energy superpower with the potential to achieve even more for the benefit of Canadians. Realizing our national potential will require aggressive and focused innovation, exceptional environmental performance and a broad-based capacity to serve domestic and international markets with energy products and expertise.
Canadians have an enviable quality of life. We extract, produce and use all forms of the planet’s energy to fuel our economy. Canada’s surplus of resources will be increasingly in demand and valued as economic growth increases among emerging countries. But with ownership of these natural resources comes an obligation for responsible production and use. This will require accelerated innovation that positions Canada for the future energy mix, reduces the environmental impacts of our energy system and spurs research and development into new technologies.
Our responsible energy leadership will create economic wealth for Canadians in all regions. We will be front-runners in developing technology and superior environmental management systems. Our innovation will lead to diversified exports of energy, knowledge and technology.
Canada will continue to build upon free and open market forces as the primary determinant of trade, investment and energy consumption decisions. Internationally, Canada will be a leader in promoting open and efficient markets as a counter to the increasingly state-sponsored, geopolitically motivated interventions that govern much of the world’s supply of energy.
Our stable and reliable political and social systems provide the solid foundation for our global and environmental leadership. Although small in population, Canada has created one of the richest and most peaceful democracies in the world. Canada’s almost 150-year history is remarkable for its contributions to industry, medicine, peace keeping and societal innovation.
As a nation, we are poised to make responsible global energy leadership our next great success.
Guided by a national strategy, Canadians can work together to achieve the goal of meeting Canada’s potential as a responsible energy superpower. As a private sector voice, EPIC will present a business perspective in our recommendations and we will always respect the economic, environmental and social aspirations of the citizens of our great nation.