Canadian Community Energy: Policy, Practice, and Problems



This chapter reviews the current state of community-owned energy in Canada, with an eye towards on-the-ground practice. For the purposes of the chapter, the definition of community energy (CE) is community ownership of, and participation in, energy utilizing renewable energy technology. As Canada has no national energy strategy (more on this below) this paper examines community energy from a comparative provincial lens.


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  1. 1.Department of Social ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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