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January 2005 News Update
New! Unconventional natural gas overview
As supplies of natural gas that are easy to find, simple to develop and inexpensive to produce are consumed, industry must turn to unconventional sources that are increasingly difficult to find, more complicated to develop and more expensive to produce. This new overview offers general information, statistics, maps and illustrations about natural gas from coal (also called coalbed methane), tight sands gas, shale gas and gas hydrates.
We greatly appreciate the suggestions and information we received from our volunteer reviewers:
- British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Resource Development & Geoscience
- Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas
- Communications consultant, energy and the environment
- Natural Resources Canada, Gas Hydrates - Fuel of the Future Program
New! Thermal electricity and the environment
This new section discusses how generating thermal electricity from fossil fuels affects the environment and human health and what the electricity industry and governments are doing to address those impacts. Background pieces and sidebars describe the science and politics of climate change, government regulation, and alternatives to thermal electricity. Mini case studies highlight related events, activities or research projects.
Our sincere thanks to the volunteer reviewers who played a key role in ensuring this new section was accurate, current and balanced:
- Canadian Electricity Association
- Coal Association of Canada
- Consultant, climate change and sustainable development
Now available in French
The oilsands and heavy oil overview, which offers factual, up-to-date information and statistics about Canada’s oilsands and heavy oil resources, has been translated and posted on the French side of the portal. Learn more
Our activities – Speakers bureau launched
Murray Smith, Alberta’s former Minister of Energy, kicked off the Centre for Energy’s speakers bureau with a presentation at the December 2004 Integrating North American Energy Conference in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Council of the Americas. Participants at this trilateral conference included industry and government representatives from Canada, the United States and Mexico. Smith spoke about energy needs in the Americas, securing efficient and affordable energy for the region and developing unconventional resources such as the oilsands.
The Centre for Energy's speakers bureau is being developed with funding support from Foreign Affairs Canada. Nancy Hughes Anthony, the second speaker to be engaged, will speak on Canada’s contribution to a secure North American energy future during the Energy Council's Federal Energy and Environment Matters Conference in Washington D.C., March 10-13.
Learn more about our activities
Energy news and information sources
A Green Power Vision and Strategy for Canada
This research paper, presented by Pollution Probe and the Summerhill Group, discusses the need for a long-term vision and strategy to guide and accelerate the development of green power in Canada. Broad stakeholder and public support among all jurisdictions concerning the future developments of green power are essential to implementation. View report
Our latest partners in energy
Our new advisors
We welcome Clay Braziller (Triumph Communications) and Gabrielle Collu (Canadian Hydropower Association) as new advisors.