Energy Policy

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Charging Ahead

Hydro-Québec and the Future of Electricity

Hydro-Québec manages one of the largest power grids on the continent. It is among the most profitable, the least expensive and the greenest. With a stunning renewable energy rate of 99.8 … ; 320 View

Damming the Peace

The hidden costs of the Site C Dam

Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia’s Peace River Valley has been touted by BC Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province’s … 272 View

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for … 312 View

Tar Sands Showdown

Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change

Canada’s oil patch is booming. The Alberta tar sands have become the next big oil source for the United States, replacing Saudi Arabia. Within the next 15 years, Canada will be pumping four … 312 View

The Big Stall

How big oil and think tanks are blocking action on climate change in Canada

This book traces the origins of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil … 304 View

Forward and Preface

From: Dry Run

For this book, I’ve chosen to focus on my first love in the professional world, water, a subject to which I devoted a considerable part of my early professional career. With the arrival of … 7 $0.70 Add


From: The Big Stall

Compares and contrasts the energy policies of Pierre and Justin Trudeau to demonstrate the shift from a government able and willing to intervene in the economy to pursue the national interest to … 3 $0.30 Add


From: Tar Sands Showdown

Outlines the author’s fascination with the tar sands, the three trips that he has taken to them, why the third trip was exponential different due to the changes in Canada, outlines the … 6 $0.60 Add

A Short History of Water

From: Dry Run

In this chapter you’ll learn a little of the fascinating history of water and civilization and how politics, economics and water have been part of the history of the US, especially of the … 11 $1.10 Add

Crude Awakening

From: Tar Sands Showdown

This chapter covers the early development of the tar sands with the following subsections: (a) black gold: the pioneers who developed the technology to extract oil from the tar sands; (b) land … 38 $3.80 Add


The oil industry comes to call

From: Oil’s Deep State

Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft describes the commercial crimes unit of the RCMP’s 2011 investigation into Bruce Carson’s lobbying activities which exposed the strategies … 15 $1.50 Add

"Make the Energy Sector Great Again"

Extractive Populism in Saskatchewan

From: Divided

In this chapter, the authors explore the phenomenon of "extractive populism," which has become dominant in Western Canada. They suggest that the Saskatchewan government — under … ; 13 $1.30 Add

A Triple Crisis

From: Tar Sands Showdown

This chapter discusses the convergence of three global and potentially deadly crises with implications for the development of the tar sands: (a) peak oil: the end of cheap, abundant supplies of … 38 $3.80 Add

Containing Environmentalism

From: The Big Stall

Describes the business lobby’s tactics to contain environmentalism propaganda, including the use of think tanks, during the 1970s and 1980s. Details the rise of neo-liberalism via the Mont … 24 $2.40 Add

Energy Alternatives to the Site C Dam in a Climate-Challenged World

From: Damming the Peace

Sustainable energy expert Guy Dauncey looks at alternatives to the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley for meeting the electricity needs of British Columbia, and … 28 $2.80 Add

Energy Superpower

From: Tar Sands Showdown

This chapter concerns the promotion of Canada as “the world’s next energy superpower,” largely because of the development of the tar sands, with these themes: (a) corporate … 41 $4.10 Add