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Empowering Electricity: Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada (Sustainability & the Environment)

ISBN: 9780774831444
Publisher: UBC Press
Edition: Reprint
Publication Date: 2017-02-01
Number of pages: 276
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Since the 1990s, there has been an upsurge in renewable electricity co-operatives across Canada as hundreds of community organizations have turned to the sun, wind, and rivers as sources of local power generation. Empowering Electricity offers an illuminating analysis of these co-operatives within the context of larger debates over climate change, renewable electricity policy, sustainable community development, and provincial power-sector ownership. It looks at the conditions that led to this new wave of co-operative development, examines their form and location, and shines a light on the promises and challenges accompanying their development.

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