Étiqueté : Canada

Natural Gas in Canada: what are the options going forward?

With US shale gas dominating the headlines of the energy media for the past several years, Canadian gas has been somewhat overshadowed. While gas industry followers outside North America may have been aware of the reduction in Canadian gas exports to the US, they will likely have missed the complex interaction of lower cost US shale invading regional Canadian markets formerly domestically supplied…

Attaining sustainable development of oil and gas in North America

This review focuses on national and subnational environmental regulations that are important for governing the sustainable development of oil and gas. It provides a snapshot of the policies and regulations in each country [USA, Canada and Mexico] related to oil and gas extraction, oil and gas transport and oil refining, and certain issues that impact demand…

Oil sands economic benefits. Today and in the future

There is a debate in Canada about the level of benefits of oil sands development. Where does money generated from the oil sands flow go, what are the economic benefits today, and what could they be in the future? This IHS CERA report aims to provide facts and data about the scale of the benefits today and the future potential, including issues related to estimating economic benefits to help inform this discussion…

Greening household behaviour

Developing growth strategies that promote greener lifestyles requires a good understanding of the factors that affect people’s behaviour towards the environment. Recent OECD work based on periodic surveys of more than 10 000 households across a number of countries and areas represents a breakthrough by providing a common framework to collect unique empirical evidence for better policy design This publication presents a data overview of the most recent round of the survey implemented in five areas (energy, food, transport, waste, and water) and 11 countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland…

Smart grids: best practice fundamentals for a modern energy system

To help facilitate the deployment of smart grids, the World Energy Council (WEC) has put together this report to shed light on the current status of smart grids and the financing mechanisms for their development. The report aims to serve as a compendium of best practice examples of successful smart grid development in different countries (India, Japan, China, South Korea, Brazil, Europe and North America) and the factors contributing to their success with a special focus on funding mechanisms.

The National Politics of Nuclear Power

The book examines nuclear development in eight leading nuclear nations in order to identify the dominant forces which support nuclear power development in a given nation. For those of you who are wondering how Japan wound up with its nuclear power program, what Russia has been up to in nuclear power since Chernobyl and what we can expect in the way of nuclear power development in China…it may be worth checking out.

Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and WTO subsidy rules

This ICTSD’s  paper analyzes renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT) programmes in the context of World Trade Organization (WTO) subsidy rules. By examining the functioning of the FIT programmes implemented by the Canadian province of Ontario, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) the paper explores how current subsidy rules may treat FIT programmes.

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