Empowering electricity : co-operatives, sustainability, and power sector reform in Canada (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Empowering electricity : co-operatives, sustainability, and power sector reform in Canada

Empowering electricity : co-operatives, sustainability, and power sector reform in Canada

Author: Julie L MacArthur
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
Series: Sustainability and the environment (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: MacArthur, Julie L.
Empowering electricity.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie L MacArthur
OCLC Number: 1301974970
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages).
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Sustainability and the environment (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Julie L. MacArthur.


This revealing analysis of Canada's electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation's electricity sector.  Read more...


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Empowering Electricity is an empirically-grounded contribution to the literature on citizen engagement and energy policy in Canada. In particular, it provides a fresh take on BC energy politics that Read more...

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