An Embarrassment Of Riches- Canada'S Energy Supply Resources

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Journal Article: An Embarrassment Of Riches- Canada'S Energy Supply Resources

Abstract: We review the size and availability of Canada's energy supply resources, both non-renewable and renewable. Following a brief discussion of the energy fuel-mix in Canada from 1870 to 1984, and the current provincial breakdown of energy production and use, we provide a source-by-source review of energy supply resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, peat, wood, agricultural and municipal waste, and also hydro-electric, tidal, geothermal, wind and solar energy. An attempt is made to assess these resources in terms of resource base (the physical quantity of the resource), ultimate recoverable resources (the maximum technically available) and proven reserves. In a companion paper, a similar assessment of Canada's energy demand resources is undertaken, followed by an evaluation of the policy implications of both sets of estimates.

Author(s): John B. Robinson

Published: Energy, 1987

Document Number: Unavailable

DOI: 10.1016/0360-5442(87)90108-3

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