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Solar heating and employment in Canada

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Abstract

If solar heating technology is to be introduced into sections of Canada as a way to alleviate unemployment problems and stimulate the manufacturing sector, realistic expectations must be grounded in better estimates of solar energy's potential than were made by early nuclear power enthusiasts. A study by Middleton Associates identified a number of factors affecting employment. These include implementation rates, choice of technologies, industry size, government involvement, location, and the share of solar heating relative to other heating sources. An employment simulation model using available technologies as inputs suggests that solar heating is feasible on the basis of both energy source and employment strategy. Model results are favorable for direct and indirect employment, while displacement effects on employment in conventional fuel industries are minor. Direct employment is affected more by implementation rates than by variations in the amount of imported equipment.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-04-026823; EPA-05-002547; EDB-79-049182
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Conserver Soc. Notes; (Canada); Journal Volume: 1:3
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; CANADA; SOLAR HEATING; ECONOMIC IMPACT; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; EMPLOYMENT; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; FORECASTING; IMPLEMENTATION; IMPORTS; INDUSTRY; MANPOWER; MANUFACTURING; MARKET; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; SOCIAL IMPACT; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; HEATING; NORTH AMERICA; 299001* - Energy Planning & Policy- Solar- (1989-); 140300 - Solar Energy- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 530100 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6351552
Research Organizations:
Peter Middleton Associates, Toronto, Canada
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CSNOD
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 4-5
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Citation Formats

Victor, P A. Solar heating and employment in Canada. Canada: N. p., 1978. Web.
Victor, P A. Solar heating and employment in Canada. Canada.
Victor, P A. 1978. "Solar heating and employment in Canada." Canada.
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title = {Solar heating and employment in Canada}
author = {Victor, P A}
abstractNote = {If solar heating technology is to be introduced into sections of Canada as a way to alleviate unemployment problems and stimulate the manufacturing sector, realistic expectations must be grounded in better estimates of solar energy's potential than were made by early nuclear power enthusiasts. A study by Middleton Associates identified a number of factors affecting employment. These include implementation rates, choice of technologies, industry size, government involvement, location, and the share of solar heating relative to other heating sources. An employment simulation model using available technologies as inputs suggests that solar heating is feasible on the basis of both energy source and employment strategy. Model results are favorable for direct and indirect employment, while displacement effects on employment in conventional fuel industries are minor. Direct employment is affected more by implementation rates than by variations in the amount of imported equipment.}
journal = {Conserver Soc. Notes; (Canada)}
volume = {1:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1978}
month = {Jan}
}