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Current Affairs

Perspectives on Electricity Policy for Ontario

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Description

Electricity in Ontario has historically been generated from hydroelectriciy, coal, and nuclear power. Amidst aging infrastructure and diminishing capacity combined with escalating demand, Ontario's electricity policy must contend with growing concerns about air pollutants, global warming, and the environmental impacts of fossil fuel production. Sources of hydroelectric power in the province are limited, while nuclear power is expensive and raises safety concerns. In turn, green energy is also costly and in some cases intermittent. As a result, Ontario's electricity policy requires careful balancing of environmental goals and values against costs that must be borne by consumers and taxpayers. Current Affairs brings together the views of a number of international experts on electricity and environment along with commentators familiar with Ontario's situation to begin a discussion of these issues. The contributors suggest that in Ontario, as in other jurisdictions, solid environmental policy must be married with thoughtful information programs and regulations to encourage the behavioural and institutional changes that will lead the region to a sustainable electricity future.

Author Biography

Doug Reeve is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Donald N. Dewees is a professor in the Department of Economics and in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Bryan W. Karney is Associate Dean for Cross-disciplinary Programs and a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Professors Reeve, Dewees and Karney are all also appointed to the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.
Release date Australia
January 30th, 1910
Contributors
Edited by Bryan William Karney Edited by Donald N. Dewees Edited by Douglas W. Reeve
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
21figures; 19 tables
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9781442609945
Product ID
3896064

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