Navius publishes consulting reports, white papers and peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of energy, climate change and economic modeling topics.


Featured Research

Quantifying Canada’s Clean Energy Economy

May 2019

Clean Energy Canada engaged Navius Research to estimate the size of the clean energy economy in Canada. Navius worked with Clean Energy Canada to come up with workable definitions for what constitutes the clean energy economy and then quantified its contribution to Canadian GDP, investment and employment. This project is intended to help Clean Energy Canada promote a broader dialogue about the benefits of expanding the clean energy economy, a sector which is often under-defined in national statistics.

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Featured Journal Article

Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada

Melton, N., J. Axsen, & B. Moawad.


This study, published in the January 2020 issue of Energy Research and Social Sciences journal, describes a zero emission vehicle policy evaluation framework and illustrates the trade-offs between three policy packages that achieve Canada’s ZEV targets.

Other Journal Articles

Melton, N., J. Axsen, & B. Moawad. 2020. Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada. Energy Research & Social Science 64, 1-15. Learn More ➥

Melton, N., J. Axsen & S. Goldberg. 2017. Evaluating plug-in electric vehicle policies in the context of long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals: Comparing 10 Canadian provinces using the PEV policy report card. Energy Policy, 107, 381-393.

Bataille, C. & N. Melton. 2017. Energy efficiency and economic growth: A retrospective CGE analysis for Canada from 2002 to 2012Energy Economics, 64, 118-130.

Wolinetz & Axsen. 2017. How policy can build the plug-in electric vehicle market: Insights from the REspondent-based Preference And Constraints (REPAC) model. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 117: 238-250. Learn More ➥

Melton, N., J. Axsen & D. Sperling. 2016. Moving beyond alternative fuel hype to decarbonize transportationNature Energy, 1, 16013. Learn More ➥

Bataille, C., N. Melton & M. Jaccard. 2015. Policy uncertainty and diffusion of carbon capture and storage in an optimal region. Climate Policy, 15(5): 565-582.

Jaccard, M., N. Melton & J. Nyboer. 2011. Institutions and Processes for Scaling Up Renewables: Run-of-River Hydropower in British Columbia. Energy Policy, 39(7): 4042-4050.

Peters, J., C. Bataille, N. Rivers, & M. Jaccard. 2010. Taxing Emissions, Not Income: How to Moderate the Regional Impact of Federal Environment Policy. C.D. Howe Institute, 314: Toronto, ON.