Tag: Energy Intensity

Resource extraction responsible for high energy-intensity of Alberta, Saskatchewan economies

Resource extraction responsible for high energy-intensity of Alberta, Saskatchewan economies

Burning natural gas in petroleum, mining industries causes higher greenhouse gas emissions New provincial and territorial energy profiles from the National Energy Board show that half of Canada’s energy is consumed by industry. Alberta and Saskatchewan have the highest energy intensity and highest consumption per capita, primarily due to energy intensive resource extraction. The effect […]

More GDP with less energy: Canada’s declining ‘energy intensity’

More GDP with less energy: Canada’s declining ‘energy intensity’

Energy efficiency has been improving for the past decade, but Canada has been slow to keep up The International Energy Agency reports that energy intensity,┬áthe energy used to generate a unit of gross domestic product, fell by 1.8 per cent in 2016. According to recent data from the National Energy Board, Canada is also becoming […]

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