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TitleHaving the energy
AuthorFowler, M; Wielens, H; Williams, G; Jefferson, C; Chorlton, L; Haidl, F; Lavoie, D; Monger, J; Murphy, R; Nowlan, G; Wach, G
SourceFour Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage; by Fensome, R (ed.); Williams, G (ed.); Achab, A (ed.); Clague, J (ed.); Corrigan, D (ed.); Monger, J (ed.); Nowlan, G (ed.); 2014 p. 261-277
Year2014
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150038
PublisherCanadian Federation of Earth Sciences/Nimbus
PublisherCanadian Federation of Earth Sciences
PublisherCanadian Federation of Earth Sciences
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
RelatedThis publication is contained in Fensome, R; Williams, G; Achab, A; Clague, J; Corrigan, D; Monger, J; Nowlan, G; (2014). Four billion years and counting: Canada's geological heritage
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectseducational geology; fossil fuels; energy resources; energy; hydrocarbons
Illustrationsphotographs; cross-sections
ProgramStrategic Leadership, GSC Northern Canada Division
Abstract(unpublished)
The chapter discusses the renewable and non-renewable resources used to generate energy and heat in Canada. The principal non-renewable sources are coal, petroleum and uranium. Coal and petroleum form from organic matter, the latter through complex molecular changes. Once formed, petroleum migrates before being trapped in reservoir rocks. Unconventional sources of petroleum are the oil sands, of which Canada is blessed with huge reserves. Canada is also fortunate to have large reserves of uranium ores. Presently minor sources of energy are solar, wind and geothermal.
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