The Canadian Renewable Energy Guide. 2nd ed.


228 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-894263-07-3
DDC 333.79'4'0971




Edited by Alexandra R. McKirdy
Reviewed by Leila I. Wallenius

Leila I. Wallenius is a reference librarian in the J.N. Desmarais
Library at Laurentiana University.


This second edition of a book originally published in 1995 describes a
broad range of renewable energy resources in a Canadian context. Aimed
at a diverse audience ranging from those planning to add a renewable
energy resource to those who wish to examine the market opportunities
for business, this guide presents well-documented case studies that
demonstrate the application of various renewable energy options.
Domestic, industrial, rural, and urban applications of renewable energy
are discussed, along with North American and international applications
of renewable energy. Chapter 9 lists sources of further information,
including Web sites, publications, and associations. The Classified
listing is a comprehensive subject index to the applications, products,
and services available.

The lay audience would have benefited from the addition of a glossary
explaining some of the technical vocabulary. Discussion of the benefits
of using renewable energy resources, the focus of Chapter 7, would have
been more sensibly placed near the beginning of the book. Caveats aside,
The Canadian Renewable Energy Guide is a good starting point for those
seeking information on the topic.


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