Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency

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1990-0082 (online)
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1021-3872 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/19900082
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This series consists of two components. The first is an annual compilation by the International Energy Agency containing a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months along with summaries of individual country reports done during the period. It also presents the major findings of the latest World Energy Outlook, key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year. The second component is the set of country reviews produced each year. IEA countries are on a five-year review cycle, which means that approximately five countries are reviewed in detail each year and published as part of the Energy Policies of IEA Countries series.

 
Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Canada 2009

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International Energy Agency

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13 Apr 2010
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9789264060449 (PDF) ;9789264060432(print)
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The International Energy Agency's periodic review of Canada's energy policies and programmes.  This 2010 edition finds that Canada, with its diverse and balanced portfolio of energy resources, is one of the largest producers and exporters of energy among IEA member countries. The energy sector plays an increasingly important role for the Canadian economy and for global energy security, as its abundant resource base has the potential to deliver even greater volumes of energy.  

The federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada are all strongly committed to the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources and have a long-standing and informed awareness of the need for each to contribute to the development of the energy sector. Furthermore, the government of Canada seeks to achieve a balance between the environmentally responsible production and use of energy, the growth and competitiveness of the economy, and secure and competitively priced energy and infrastructure.

Nonetheless, the long-term sustainability of the sector remains a challenge. Due to climatic, geographic and other factors, Canada is one of the highest per-capita CO2 emitters in the OECD and has higher energy intensity than any IEA member country. A comprehensive national energy efficiency strategy, coupled with a coordinated climate change policy targeted at the key emitting sectors, is needed.  

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a priority for the federal government and presents Canada with an opportunity to develop a new technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a large scale. The IEA recommends that Canada provide international leadership in the development of CCS technology.  

This review analyses the energy challenges facing Canada and provides sectoral critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements.

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Table of Contents

1. Executie Summary and Key Recommendations
PART I: POLICY ANALYSIS
2.
General Energy Policy
-Country Overview
-Energy Supply and Demand
-Energy Administration and Institutions
-Energy Policy
-Market Reform
-Energy Prices and Taxes
-Critique
-Recommendations
3. Climate Change
-Overview
-Domestic Emissions Profile
-Institutions
-Policies
-Sector Policies
-Working with the Provinces
-North American Initiatives
-Regional Air Quality
-Critique
-Recommendations
4. Energy Efficiency
-Overview
-Policies and Measures
-Provincial and Territorial Initiatives
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART II: SECTOR ANALYSIS
5.
Renewable Energy
-Overview
-Policies
-Renewable Electricity in the Provinces and Territories
-Renewables Promotion Policy: Biofuels in Transport
-Critique
-Recommendations
6. Coal
-Overview
-Supply and Demand
-Imports and Exports
-Policies
-Industry Structure
-Critique
-Recommendations
7. Carbon Capture and Storage
-Overview
-Policy Framework and Funding
-CCS Initiatives
-Critique
-Recommendations
8. Natural Gas
-Overview
-Supply and Demand
-Industry Structure
-Natural Gas Storage
-LNG Infrastructure
-Natural Gas Trading
-Prices
-Regulatory Reform
-Gas Emergency Policy
-Critique
-Recommendations
9.Oil
-Overview
-Supply and Demand
-Main Producing Regions
-External Trade
-Regulatory Oversight
-Industry Structure
-Oil Supply Infrastructure
-Emergency Preparedness
-Taxes and Prices
-Critique
-Recommendations
10. Electricity
-Supply and Demand
-Industry Structure
-Transmission and Distribution
-Electricity Security
-Regulation and Market Reform
-Electricity Prices
-Critique
-Recommendations
11. Nuclear Energy
-Overview
-Nuclear Power Plants
-Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART III: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
12.
Energy Technology Research and Development
-Overview
-Managing Energy R&D
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART IV: ANNEXES
A.
Organisation of the Review
-Review Criteria
-Review Team .
-Organisations Visited
B. Energy Balances and Key Statistical Data
C.
International Energy Agency "Shared Goals"
D. Glossary and List of Abbreviations

 
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