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Evaluation of the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue

February 2011

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Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
July 2010
Report sent for management response
September 2010
Management response received
January 2011
Report completed
January 2011
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)
February 2011

Acronyms used in the report

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
CAA
Clean Air Agenda
CARA
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
CCS
Carbon capture and storage
CED
Clean Energy Dialogue
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
DFAIT
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
DEC
Departmental Evaluation Committee
DG
Director General
DGMC
Directors General Management Committee
DM
Deputy Minister
DOE
Department of Energy (U.S.)
EC
Environment Canada
FTE
Full-time equivalent
FY
Fiscal year
G&C
Grants and Contributions
GHG
Greenhouse gas
HMARF
Horizontal Management and Accountability Reporting Framework
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NGO
Non-government organization
NRC
National Research Council (Canada)
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
NRTEE
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
R&D
Research and development
RD&D
Research, development and demonstration
S&T
Science and technology
TBS
Treasury Board Secretariat
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
U.S.
United States (of America)

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Acknowledgements

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Linda Lee, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, Shelley Borys, and included Melissa Glen and Edmund Wolfe from Natural Resources Canada, Dorota Geissel and Felicia Minotti from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, as well as Ashley Campbell and Katheryne O’Connor from Environment Canada. The team would like to thank the numerous individuals who provided assistance to the project, including:

  • All interviewees who provided their insights on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue; and
  • All departmental personnel who responded to our inquiries and requests for documentary evidence, and provided detailed comments crucial to the development of this report and the associated appendices.

This report was prepared for Environment Canada by Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd., in collaboration with Stratos, Inc. and with Alison Kerry.

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