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Energy in Canada

Issues in Canada Series

Energy in Canada    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-19-543386-9
Pages 140
Language English only
Price $17.95
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Written by Peter Sinclair.
Published by Oxford University Press, 2010.


Energy is at the core of the way Canadians live. Yet recent research indicates that North America's supply of oil – our most consumed source of primary energy – may only last until 2025. So what happens when this valuable resource runs dry?

In this highly readable introduction, Energy in Canada examines the history of energy production and consumption leading to the impending energy "crisis." What policy decisions have been made along the way and in whose interest? From the Alberta oil sands to offshore drilling in Newfoundland and Labrador, author Peter Sinclair delves into the hot button issues that affect Canadians today. Looking ahead, he points to which alternative and renewable energies we may rely on and the environmental, social, and political pressures that are increasingly pushing Canadians toward a critical change.

  • Introduction
  • Peak Oil
  • Energy Security
  • Energy and Equality
  • Climate Change
  • The Oil Sands
  • Electricity
  • Alternative Energy
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • References
  • Index
Energy in Canada will be of interest to the general reader interested in environmental issues, global politics, and current events. Students of environmental studies, geography, and political science will also look to this book for the latest Canadian research and data on the subject.

Author Peter Sinclair is a research professor of sociology at Memorial University, Newfoundland. He has co-authored and edited a dozen books on environmental issues that affect Canada today. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Sociology from the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.

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