Our History

Energy systems have evolved significantly since 1975 and we’ve been around to study them. Since our inception, CERI has been providing decision-makers in government, industry and other stakeholders with analyses of economic and environmental issues in the energy production, transportation and consumption sectors.

The institute is an independent, registered charitable organization funded by government, industry, associations, academic supporters and by individual donations.

Our Impact

CERI occupies a unique space in the research field. The independent nature of our organization allows us to take an objective approach to our research. Our goal is to provide a trusted fact-based foundation which can be utilized by the full spectrum of energy stakeholders to support their own unique objectives.

CERI studies paint a comprehensive picture of the economic and environmental impact policies and decisions can have. Our role in the national energy dialogue is to empower, not influence, decisions. CERI actively studies the most relevant energy issues affecting Canadians so that decision-makers can make sound decisions to help move Canada forward.

CERI publications include:

CERI also hosts a variety of events:


Breakfast Overview Series

CERI’s Breakfast Overview events review the findings of each study. Our host venue partners are typically academic institutes which provide the added value of networking with students and faculty over a hot breakfast. Members of the research team are available following the presentation to discuss methodology and results.


Annual Petrochemical Conference

This conference attracts high caliber delegates from around the world. Enjoy golf, networking and an unrivaled technical program.


Executive Briefings

The Institute’s network is extensive and ongoing consultation with key influencers and decision-makers ensures that CERI has its finger on the pulse of short, mid and long-term energy issues. Executive overviews are available for energy staff, clients and other stakeholders and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.


CERI Webinars

For those in our network not able to join us in person at our Breakfast Overview events, our research findings are shared online. Webinars include a 30-40 minute presentation with a discussion period immediately following.


CERI exists to provide objective analysis that enriches conversations and debates around energy topics and challenges in Canada. In doing so, we provide information that enables well-founded decisions that lead to a better future for all Canadians.

Enriching Conversations. Empowering Decisions.