Energy Mega-Projects and Alternatives

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Energy Mega-Projects and Alternatives. Lesson 1. Learning Goals. Review the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources; Learn about Canada's energy megaprojects; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of energy megaprojects; - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Energy Mega-Projects and Alternatives

Energy Mega-Projects and Alternatives Lesson 1Learning GoalsReview the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources;Learn about Canada's energy megaprojects;Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of energy megaprojects;Examine the pros and cons of various types of alternative energy;Recognize Canada's progress with alternative energy sources

Energy In Canada over 80% of our energy production is from non-renewable sourcesThere is a limit to non-renewable sources, once they are used the total amount decreases.If sustainable development is a goal, then implementing less harmful alternatives to powering our nation should become a priority.Using alternative energy should be our lifestyle

Energy MegaprojectsMegaprojects cost billions of dollars to create but the resource that is extracted or harnessed is worth that much more.Megaprojects in Canada:Oil Sands (oil)Hibernia (oil)Churchill Falls (hydro)James Bay (hydro)

Megaprojects contMegaprojects have been said to have many negative effects, despite their benefitsNegative effects include impacts on the environment, impacts on the people nearby and changes to animal habitat and communities.Hydro-electric generation has negative effects on animal habitat because the redirection of waterways

Check Your Understanding1. Which of the following is extracted from the sands in northern Alberta?A) WaterB) CoalC) UraniumD) Oil

2. Redirecting and damming waterways creates ________________energy such as the Churchill Falls project

3. What is the potential danger of Hibernia project?

Alternative Sustainable Energy SourcesSustainable energy sources are renewable, low-impact sources which are non-depleting with minimal environmental impacts.Geothermal, wind, biomass, tidal, and solar energy

Clean Air Renewable Energy CoalitionFormed by a group of corporate, environmental non-governmental organizations and municipal governmentsWant to accelerate the development of Canadas renewable energy industryGoal is to have renewable energy account for a minimum of 15% by 2020

Check Your Understanding1. Which of the following is NOT considered a sustainable alternative energy source?A) WindB) Coal C) TidesD) Solar 2. The goal of the Clean Air Renewable Energy Coalition is to have renewable energy (other than hydro) account for a minimum of ____% of Canadas electricity production by 2020


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