The Innovation Sandboxes Project

Sandboxes are a valuable tool used by jurisdictions across the world to meet evolving priorities and address new and emerging concerns. Pollution Probe and QUEST’s Innovation Sandboxes project aims to collaboratively create frameworks that will allow for innovation in all levels of provincial and territorial energy systems across Canada. These foundational frameworks can then be used by policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders to change existing policies and regulations or create more effective policies, regulations, and programs to accelerate the transition to a low-emissions future.

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News and Updates

Report Release

Forward Thinking: An Innovation Sandbox Design Framework for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

6 October 2022

With both federal net-zero commitments and provincial policies, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have clear and ambitious emissions reduction targets in their energy sector. Yet the current pace at which change is occurring in their energy systems is far from sufficient. Following in-depth workshops with experts from both jurisdictions, these reports provide background information on barriers to innovation and how Innovation Sandboxes can be used to overcome them, along with concrete proposals for Innovation Sandboxes in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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July 28, 2020

Report Release

June 18, 2020

Launch Day!

Pollution Probe and QUEST launch the Innovation Sandboxes project

October 6, 2022

Report Release

26 October, 2021

Report Release

28 September, 2021

Report Release

09 December, 2020

Report Release

Project Reports