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Empowering electricity : co-operatives, sustainability, and power sector reform in Canada / Julie L. MacArthur.

MacArthur, Julie L., ([author]).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.

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Legislative Library, Vaughan Street HD 9685 .C2 Mac (Text) 36970100025701 General Collection Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780774831437
  • ISBN: 077483143X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 259 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; UBC Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Governance : from crisis to sustainability and empowerment -- Movement or sector? Co-operatives in Canadian political economy -- Power to the private? International forces for power sector restructuring -- Continental, private, and green(er)? The political economy of Canadian electricity restructuring -- Canadian electricity co-operatives : the power of public policy -- Off the ground and on the grid : promises and pitfalls of new electricity co-operative development -- Power networks : co-operatives and the politics of community power -- Empowering power? Crisis, co-operatives and the future of electricity in Canada.
Summary, etc.:
"Canada is known for being an energy producing nation--with much attention being paid to the Alberta tar sands and their large carbon footprint. This book looks at a very different part of the Canadian energy sector: the hundreds of renewable energy co-ops that have sprung up across the nation. These co-ops are democratically structured, community-based organizations that use sun, wind, rivers, tides, and plant and animal waste as sources of local power generation. Empowering Electricity offers an illuminating analysis of these co-ops within the context of larger debates over climate change, renewable electricity policy, sustainable community development, and provincial power-sector ownership. It looks at the conditions that led to this new wave of co-operative development, examines their form and location, and shines a light on the promises and challenges accompanying their development."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Electric cooperatives > Canada.
Electric power production > Environmental aspects > Canada.
Electric power > Canada > Citizen participation.
Community development > Canada.
Renewable energy sources > Canada.
Sustainable development > Canada.
Consumer cooperatives > Canada.
Energy policy > Canada.

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