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Hamilton : the electric city

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Abstract

The City of Hamilton has launched an extensive energy planning exercise that examines the possibility of steep increases in oil and natural gas prices. This report examined and illustrated the issue of oil and gas price points. The report also examined and presented the city's role in an era of energy constraints, focusing on the city's transit system and its vehicle fleet. In addition, in response to City Council's direction, the report presented the aerotropolis proposal and discussed freight transport issues. Specific topics of discussion included oil and natural gas prospects; prospects for high oil and natural gas prices; impacts of fuel price increases; strategic planning objectives for energy constraints; reducing energy use by Hamilton's transport and in buildings; and land-use planning for energy constraints. Energy production opportunities involve the use of solar energy; wind energy; deep lake water cooling (DLWC); hydro-electric power; energy from waste; biogas production; district energy; and local food production. Economic and social development through preparing for energy constraints and matters raised by city council were also presented. The report also demonstrated how an energy-based strategy could be paid for and its components approved. The next steps for Hamilton were also identified. refs., tabs., figs.
Authors:
Gilbert, R [1] 
  1. Richard Gilbert Consultant, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Apr 13, 2006
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY POLICY; COMMUNITIES; ENERGY CONSERVATION; PRICES; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; SOLAR ENERGY; WIND POWER; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; BIOGAS PROCESS; MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; ONTARIO
OSTI ID:
20930390
Research Organizations:
City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0702432
Availability:
Available from Richard Gilbert Consultant, 15 Borden Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M8 or from the Internet at www.richardgilbert.ca/Files/2006/Hamilton--Electric%20City%20(Web).pdf
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
76 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 29, 2007

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Citation Formats

Gilbert, R. Hamilton : the electric city. Canada: N. p., 2006. Web.
Gilbert, R. Hamilton : the electric city. Canada.
Gilbert, R. 2006. "Hamilton : the electric city." Canada.
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