Energy in Canada

Paperback | August 5, 2010

byPeter Sinclair

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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, Peter Sinclair 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, 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 areincreasingly pushing Canadians toward a critical change.For more information on Issues in Canada books a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/issues_in_canada"Click here/a

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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, Peter Sinclair examines the history of energy production a...

Peter Sinclair is University 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 Assoc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.51 inPublished:August 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195433866

ISBN - 13:9780195433869

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List of TablesList of FiguresAbbreviationsPrefaceIntroduction1. Peak Oil2. Energy Security3. Energy and Equality4. Climate Change5. The Oil Sands6. Electricity7. Alternative Energy8. ConclusionGlossaryNotesFurther ReadingReferencesIndex

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