CESAR Scenarios

In addition to generating publications within the traditional academic literature, CESAR produces ‘CESAR Scenarios,’ a serial publication that includes technical reports and the results of timely studies carried out to inform decision makers regarding energy systems transformations in Canada. These peer-reviewed, independent reports are available here for free download.


October 2016 – CESAR Scenarios
By David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC; Madhav Narendran, BSc, BA; Eric Shewchuk, BSc, P.Eng.; Song P. Sit, PhD, P.Eng.

To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address the serious challenge of climate change, governments around the world are using a range of policy options.


October 2016 – CESAR Scenarios
By David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC; Eric Shewchuk, BSc, P.Eng.; Song P. Sit, PhD, P.Eng.; Manfred Klein, BEng

To address concerns about climate change, and regain public support for Alberta’s oil production to access markets, the Alberta government has been developing policies and regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


March 2016 – CESAR Scenarios
By David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC; Bastiaan Straatman, PhD

To explore the implications for Alberta of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on energy and environmental factors (including oil and electricity demand and emissions of greenhouse gas and criteria air contaminants), three scenarios to 2040 were developed and compared to a fourth, ‘reference’ scenario.


January 2016 – CESAR Scenarios
By David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC; Bastiaan Straatman, PhD; Mark Lowey

Driven by climate change concerns, the world’s energy systems are under pressure to transform and significantly reduce fossil fuel-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In Canada, this pressure especially affects Alberta, a province that both burns coal to generate electricity and produces and exports natural gas and oil to meet energy demands across Canada and in the United States.