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Heating up in Alberta [electronic resource] : climate change, energy development and water / Mary Griffiths, Dan Woynillowicz.

Author/Creator:
Griffiths, Mary, 1944-
Publication:
Drayton Valley, Alta. : Pembina Institute, 2009 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2009).
Format/Description:
Book
1 electronic text (vi, 83 p.) : maps, digital file.
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Subjects:
Energy industries -- Alberta -- Water-supply.
Energy policy -- Alberta.
Water efficiency -- Alberta.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Alberta's climate change challenge
Examining the challenge
Rising temperatures, changing precipitation
Greenhouse gas emissions
Water use for energy production in Alberta
Current water allocation, use and consumption
Potential future water use
Water use for electricity production
Introduction
Coal-fired electricity generation
Coal mining
Coal-fired electricity generation
Coal gasification
Carbon capture and storage
Electricity from gas
Natural gas
Nuclear energy
Uranium extraction
Nuclear power plants
Hydroelectricity and run-of-river hydro
Other types of renewable energy
Biofuels
Geothermal energy
Solar power
Wind energy
Future water demands for electricity
Water use for gas and oil production
Introduction
Well development
Natural gas production
Introduction
Conventional natural gas
Coalbed methane
Shale gas and tight gas
Conventional oil production
Water production with conventional oil
Conventional enhanced oil recovery
Oil from bitumen
Introduction
Oil sands mining
In situ oil sands production
Upgrading in central Alberta
Future water demands for the oil and gas sector
Implications for Alberta's energy production
Potential impacts on the environment
Electricity systems that use less water
Reducing fresh water use in the oil and gas sector
Re-use of produced water
Cutting water use in oil sands production
Meeting the challenge: recommendations
Increase efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Conserve energy and switch to processes with low/no water requirements
Take practical steps to reduce fresh water use
Quickly implement water conservation targets
Ensure Alberta environment's policy for oilfield injection is effective
Encourage beneficial re-use of water
Better protect groundwater
Improve the recharge of groundwater
Ensure protection of deeper aquifers for future generations
Better manage water resources
Improve knowledge of climate change impacts on water resources
Improve monitoring of water quality and quantity
Set absolute limits on water withdrawals to protect ecosystems
Develop integrated watershed management plans
Provide Alberta environment with adequate resources
Accelerate research on ways to reduce water use
Putting a price on water use for energy production
In conclusion.
Notes:
"February 2009."
Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library, Documents collection, and Canadian public policy collection.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-83).
Contributor:
Woynillowicz, Dan.
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development.
OCLC:
456149149