The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 27, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Are Canada's Energy and Environmental Regulations Serving Us Well? New Study Coming Thursday, May 28

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - On Thursday, May 28, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the effectiveness of energy and environmental regulations implemented by governments throughout Canada in recent years.

The Principle of Targeting in Energy and Environmental Policy examines regulations such as bans on plastics bags, prohibitions against 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, household appliance standards and ethanol blending mandates and asks the question: Is there a less costly and more targeted way to improve the environment?

The study also reviews the efficiency of Ontario's Green Energy Act of 2009 which provided incentives for builders and operators of wind turbines and solar panels.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5: 30 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, May 28.

The full report will also be available as free PDF download at


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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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