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Ontario's Water-Energy Nexus: Will We Find Ourselves in Hot Water... or Tap into Opportunity?

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dc.contributor.author Maas, Carol
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-24T19:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-24T19:40:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Maas, C. (2010, April). Ontario’s Water-Energy Nexus: Will We Find Ourselves in Hot Water… or Tap into Opportunity?—POLIS Research Report 10-01. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7967
dc.description.abstract POLIS' second report on the water-energy nexus offers Ontario’s first estimate of the large quantities of energy used to pump, treat and heat water and to generate steam. The study reveals that pumping and treating water and wastewater consumes enough energy to light every home in the province. In addition, heating water for activities such as showering and doing laundry was found to be the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the residential and commercial sectors because of the heavy reliance on fossil fuels. As a result of these findings, initiatives to support greater water conservation and efficiency could be a path to realizing future energy savings, to the benefit of municipalities, taxpayers and our environment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Climate Change Secretariat en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject water-energy nexus en_US
dc.subject Ontario en_US
dc.subject fossil fuels en_US
dc.title Ontario's Water-Energy Nexus: Will We Find Ourselves in Hot Water... or Tap into Opportunity? en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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