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GBA: Understanding Energy Units
Green Building Advisor explains energy, power, and the units used to measure them.

HPAC Magazine: Energy & Power Terminology
HPAC magazine describes how to use the right terminology and the right units when dealing with energy or power.

US DOE: Online Videos Help Improve Energy Literacy
US Department of Energy online videos focus on seven essential principles and fundamental concepts about energy.

US EIA: Glossary Of Energy Terms
US Energy Information Administration provides huge glossary of energy terms covering all forms of energy and industry terms.
Industry Information

BC Gov: New BC Clean Energy Act
British Columbia new Clean Energy Act sets the foundation for electricity self-sufficiency, job creation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, powered by investments in clean, renewable energy across the province.

BCBC: Building New Energy Advantages For BC
Business Council of BC white paper Building New Energy Advantages for BC: Understanding and Benefiting from the Transformation of BC's Energy Marketplaces, is designed to advance the energy dialogue by providing both a solid base of factual information on the energy sector (Part I), and a focused assessment of challenges and a high level set of recommendations to move the province's energy sector forward. (PDF)

BCBC: Canada's Energy Future As Of 2016
Business Council of British Columbia summarizes the National Energy Board forecast of Canada's energy supply and demand. The top line conclusion is that Canada will continue to produce oil and natural gas and remain a net exporter of fossil fuels.

BCBC: Global Energy Profile in 2040
Business Council of BC says the 2016 IEA World Energy Outlook shows continued growth in global energy demand, although slowing over time largely because of improved energy efficiency and energy intensity in many countries.

CER: Energy Information Program
Canada Energy Regulator's Energy Information Program resource site includes sections on Statistics & Analysis, Integrated Energy Analysis, Tools and links to much more energy information.

Deloitte: Energy's Next Frontiers
Deloitte paper Energy's next frontiers: How technology is radically reshaping supply, demand and the energy of geopolitics, describes how new energy efficiency and smart technologies will democratize energy. (PDF)

EEM: What Will The 21st Century Grid Look Like?
Energy Efficiency Markets says we cannot run a 21st century grid with 1950s technologies, fuel sources and practices. The good news is steps are being taken to usher in the new grid.

GreenBiz: Amory Lovins' 3 Major Energy Trends To Watch
GreenBiz describes Amory Lovins' three major energy trends to watch including efficiency is accelerating, renewables are making headway but more progress needed, and distributed power is the future.

NRCan: Annual Canadian Energy Minister Conference Papers
Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference is an annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for energy and mining portfolios. At these meetings, ministers discuss shared priorities for collaborative action to advance energy and mining development across the country. This page presents the energy and mining items endorsed by ministers at the most recent meetings.

NRCan: Canadian Energy Facts
NRCan provides information and resources about Canada's various energy products and markets.

Wolfram Alpha: Computing Global Energy Production & Consumption
Search engine WolframAlpha can produce data on production and consumption of energy resources in every country, and compute comparisons.
Industry Sectors

BC GOV: 2014 Recommendations Of Independent Review Of BC Utilities Commission
BC Ministry of Energy online report Recommendations of the Independent Review of the British Columbia Utilities Commission and Government Response contains 35 recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the BCUC. Government accepts the recommendations and will work with BCUC to implement them. (PDF)

CanmetENERGY: Canadian Leader In Clean Energy Research
Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY is the Canadian leader in clean energy research and technology development. With over 450 scientists, engineers and technicians and more than 100 years of experience, they are Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies. CanmetENERGY supports Natural Resources Canada's priorities to promote the sustainable and economic development of our natural resources, while improving the quality of life of Canadians.

CEGE: Canadian Centre for a Clean Energy Growth Economy
Centre for a Clean Energy Growth Economy (CEGE) aims to bring together and build consensus between diverse groups of people to develop a transition road map for Canadian energy.

CERI: Canadian Energy Research Institute
Canadian Energy Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit research establishment created through a partnership of industry, academia, and government in 1975. Their mission is to provide relevant, independent, objective economic research in energy and related environmental issues.

CUE: Ryerson Centre For Urban Energy
Ryerson University in Toronto has opened the Centre for Urban Energy that focuses on research innovation (applied research in collaboration with industry), business innovation (entrepreneurship) and student innovation (experiential learning), all within the energy sector. Its goal is to help new energy companies turn their ideas into commercial products, services and/or technologies.

Energy Futures Lab: Canadian Emerging Leaders Taking Collective Action
Energy Futures Lab is a 60-strong cohort of emerging leaders who are focused on building trust and knowledge, sharing lessons, and taking collective action. Their goal is to spark a new energy future narrative that inspires dialogue on key issues and challenges.

NRCan: Canadian Sustainable Development Strategy
NRCan site outlines Canada Sustainable Development Strategy - Achieving Results, including a ministers message, introduction, committments, and measuring our performance sections.

PEIA: Pacific Energy Innovation Association
Pacific Energy Innovation Association is an independent, non-profit association of energy professionals incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Its mission is to initiate and promote discussion and action for energy innovation, efficiency and sustainability. PEIA offers objective, thought-provoking dialogue on energy supply, demand and the associated technologies and policies required by sustainable economies in the near- and long-term.

QUEST: Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow is a national non-profit organization actively working to make Canada a leader in the design, development and implementation of Integrated Community Energy Solutions.

US EIA: US Energy Information Administration
US Energy Information Administration provides information on energy sources including petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, renewable & alternative fuels, and nuclear. It also covers forecasts & analyses, environment, and energy use in homes, commercial buildings, and manufacturing.
Information Sources

NEB: Canadian Energy Data Links
Canadian National Energy Board provides a compilation of published Canadian energy data from source to end use that follows two pathways: one on oil and natural gas and the other on electricity.

NRCan: Sources of Canadian Energy Information
Natural Resources Canada Provides information and links to more resources on Canada’s energy system and its future.

Open EI: Resource Site For World Energy Information
US Department of Energy online Open Energy Information is a new open-source web platform that will make DOE resources and open energy data widely available to the public. The data and tools housed on the free, editable and evolving wiki-platform will be used by government officials, the private sector, project developers, the international community, and others to help deploy clean energy technologies across the country and around the world.

Stats Canada: Canadian Energy Information Portal
Canadian Energy Information Portal brings together reliable government data on Canada's energy mix, including electricity, renewable energy and oil and gas.
Issues & Performance

Energy Shop: Deregulation & Prices Of Natural Gas In BC
Energy Shop site has information on the deregulation of various gas and electric utilities in Canada. Here they cover natural gas deregulation in BC and explain the rate structures.

Energy Shop: Deregulation Of Utilities In Canada
Energy Shop discusses how some Canadian power markets have been deregulated to varying degrees, and gives an update on who is doing what and where.

FortisBC: Listing Of BC Natural Gas Marketers
FortisBC site explains what gas marketers are and provides a listing of all BC natural gas marketers, including links to their websites.

NREL: More Precise Cradle-to-Grave Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Energy Technologies
US National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a new approach to assessing greenhouse-gas emissions from coal, wind, solar and other energy technologies. It paints a much more precise picture of cradle-to-grave emissions and should help sharpen decisions on what new energy projects to build.

REW: How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility
Renewable Energy World says there are some utilities that see the future and are trying to use blockchain to their advantage, but others ignoring it may soon start losing business to new hyper-local energy suppliers with a powerful tool to manage billions of data points cheaper and faster.

CALP: Illustrated Guide To Community Energy
The Collaborative for Advance Landscape Planning at UBC created the Illustrated Guide to Community Energy. It reveals how local involvement in community energy systems can promote more sustainable and secure energy futures, while reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Its purpose is to assist municipal leaders and citizens in learning about energy options, stimulate discussion about energy choices and inspire using visual demonstrations of community energy scenarios. (PDF)
Product Supply

ABSN: Comparative Unit Fuel Costs For Dollar Net Heat Output
Alaska Building Science Network chart on Comparative Unit Fuel Costs for Equivalent Dollar Net Heat Output provides one method of comparing unit fuel costs based on equivalent net heat production in British Thermal Units per dollar of fuel expenditure. (PDF)

Fraser Institute: Energy Costs & Canadian Households
Fraser Institute study Energy Costs andCanadian Households: How Much Are We Spending, identifies the percentage of Canadian households living in energy poverty, which means energy (electricity and home-heating bills) consumes 10 per cent or more of household expenditures. In 2013, 7.9 per cent of Canadian households were living in energy poverty, up from 7.2 per cent in 2010.

GBA: Gas vs. Electric for Heating, Cooking, Hot Water
Green Building Advisor discusses when natural gas or electricity makes the most sense.

NRCan: Canadian Fuel Prices
Natural Resources Canada provides information on fuel prices and markets.

NRCan: Selecting Your Energy Source
Natural Resources Canada provides information and resources to help you select the best energy source for your specific application. Go to page 10 of pdf report to (Step 2. Selecting Your Energy Source). (PDF)

US DOE: R&D Opportunities for Natural Gas Technologies in Building Applications
US Department of Energy report R&D Opportunities for Natural Gas Technologies in Building Applications recommends innovative natural gas technologies, and identifies research and development activities where further investigations could result in impactful savings. The analysis also covers products that operate on propane. (PDF)
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