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Unit 7

Fuelling the Future—Canada’s Energy Resources

Part 1: Canada’s Energy Picture

Exploring Canada’s Energy Resources

  • Centre for Energy
    Page 316: Information on Coal
    The Centre for Energy website provides all you need to know about coal, including a historical overview of coal use, the relationship between coal use and the environment, and careers in energy.

  • Suncor Energy
    Page 320: Tar Sands
    Visit the Suncor website for the latest news and information on Canada’s Athabasca tar sands.

Part 2: Global Warming

A Hot Topic: Why Temperatures are Rising

  • Climate Change Kids Site
    Page 330: Carbon-oxygen Cycle
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a website with interactive, easy to understand demonstrations of what the carbon-oxygen cycle is, and how it is affected by human activity.

Part 3: Energy for the Future

Alternative Energy

  • New Energy Projects, 2004-2006
    Page 339: Clean Energy Projects: An Interactive Map
    View Ontario’s 20 newest clean energy projects using the Ministry of Energy’s interactive map.

  • South Meager Geothermal Project
    Page 341: South Meager Creek
    Western GeoPower Corp., the company that holds the rights to the South Meager geothermal site, provides a website containing information on the South Meager Creek project.

  • Enwave Energy Corporation
    Page 341: Deep Lake Water Cooling System
    The concept of cooling Toronto offices with deep lake water is outlined on the Enwave website. Click on the link to learn about these deep lake water cooling systems.

  • Captain Ozone
    Captain Ozone Comments on Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • BC Hydrogen Highway
    Hydrogen Highway Provides a Description of Ballard Fuel Cells

    Page 342: Hydrogen and Ballard Fuel Cells
    Are you interested in learning more about these two types of fuel cells? Follow the links below to research each type of fuel cell and determine their similarities and differences.