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June 2012 issue





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How much energy could we save in Canada if the National Energy Board outlawed dryers and funded installing inside and outside clotheslines unless you could show the dryer police that a clothesline was really unfeasible. Retire the Dryer. With global warming, what could be a more logical Power Smart initiative? Redo that awful "Energy Use in Canada" map with clotheslines and the NEB could award a prize to the winning province. I can't afford installation of an outside line, so I nailed a rope in the basement and haven't used the dryer in 6 months. Power smarter, but would it save a significant amount of energy nationally?

Submitted by J. I. Sullivan on Tuesday, September 10, 2013


People who use terms like "Mulclair disease" to offhandedly dismiss someone's point of view probably suffer from acute Harperitis.

Submitted by Lefty Greenway on Friday, May 31, 2013


One wonders how much energy and money would be saved if the map, and countless other printed items, did not have to be entirely printed in two languages. Surely Canadians could choose whether they wanted printed items in English or French.

Submitted by Katherine Keeling on Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Where is the legend? A note mentions that the scale is based on per capita energy use. What do the colours mean? What do the numbers below the province / territorial name mean?

Submitted by ken on Wednesday, December 05, 2012


what a misleading map! It clearly is made to mislead eastern Canadains and green people about western oil.
I think the persons who wrote this have the Mulcair disease.

Submitted by Garry on Sunday, May 27, 2012


Who takes a 3 minute shower? Showers take 15 minutes therefore 5 kWhs.
And who does 50 loads of laundry? One load takes 2 kWh.

Submitted by Orvil Dillenbeck on Saturday, May 26, 2012


Alberta and Saskatchewan use more energy per capita than other provinces. I doubt that this has to do with cost of energy. It likely has more to do with the fact that those provinces have very energy intensive industries. The inset below the map breaks out transportation and household use, but does not break out industrial use. I teach my students about three main categories of energy consumption: Transportation, household, commercial/industrial.

Submitted by Orvil Dillenbeck on Saturday, May 26, 2012


Do these calculations just include electricity or thermal energy as well? I am wondering because I find it hard to believe that 100 per cent of PEI's "energy" (as opposed to electricity) comes from wind. Are they really using wind energy to heat their homes in winter?

Submitted by Kathryn on Saturday, May 26, 2012










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