Centre for Energy launches interactive energy maps on Canada Day

    CALGARY, June 30 /CNW/ - What's red and white and "read" all over? It's
the Canadian Centre for Energy Information (Centre for Energy) Energy Map, a
collection of interactive maps that allow users to "see" Canada's full energy
system in one glance.
    "Energy is an important topic in Canada, where extreme climates and
sprawling, far flung communities require more energy for heating and
transportation," said Dave Carson, vice president of the Centre for Energy.
"Canada is the fifth largest energy producer in the world. The diversity of
our energy system matches the diversity of our geography and our ways of life.
Demand for reliable, bias-balanced energy information is at an all-time high,
and through the Energy Map, the Centre for Energy helps to address that
    For more than three years, the Energy Map has served teachers, students
and interested energy consumers all across Canada. Now it is updated with
interactive features and even more in-depth information.
    The Energy Map displays the gamut of Canada's complex energy system:
crude oil, oil sands and natural gas reserves and production; pipelines;
refineries; nuclear, hydro and thermal electricity generating sites; coal
mines; wind farms and tidal power facilities. Individual maps depict the
locations of a specific energy-related activity, such as hydroelectricity
generation, oil production or wind power for a specific province and include
information pertinent to that activity and that province.
    Layered with different types of energy-related information, the map
allows users to simply point and click to learn how we power the True North,
strong and free.
    To see the map, visit

    About the Canadian Centre for Energy Information

    We believe an informed and educated public better understands and
supports energy policy and regulatory choices, makes better business decisions
related to energy, chooses careers in energy, invests in energy and uses
energy wisely. Visit www.centreforenergy.com and learn more about Canadian
energy - the sources, the issues, the innovations and the perspectives that
shape and move our world.

For further information:

For further information: Dave Carson, Vice President, Canadian Centre
for Energy Information, Phone: (403) 263-7722, Toll Free: 1-877-606-4636,
dcarson@centreforenergy.com, www.centreforenergy.com

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