His research involves the evaluation and analysis of environmental and energy policies, and is conducted using a variety of methods, including simulation models and econometric analysis. He has written academic articles for energy, environment, and economics journals, and has co-authored Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge. In addition, Nic has conducted research on behalf of all levels of government, industry, and non- governmental organizations on issues related to energy efficiency and climate change program evaluation, policy analysis and development, and economic modeling. He has received major national awards for his research from the Trudeau Foundation and the National Science and Engineering Research Council. He currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.