Year Published: 1984
Periodical profile published 1984
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2925
Abstract: Energy Monitor reports information and provides analysis of Canadian and international energy issues. Published five times per year, it is intended for use by popular groups (labour, farmer, fishermen, and Native organizations), and their allies in the churches and other organizations.
The activities of corporations and governments in the energy field are monitored, as are the energy-related struggles of grassroots organizations. Energy Monitor is committed to an energy future that is sensitive to environmental and social justice concerns.
The July 4, 1983, Monitor covers the Ottawa and Alberta Petroleum Pricing Agreement, attempts by provincial electrical utilities to find export markets in the United States (thus justifying their expansion plans), and current attempts internationally towards stabilization of world oil prices. The victory of opponents of oil port development on the North Shore of the Yukon Territory (an environmentally sensitive area, subject to land claims by Native people of the area), is covered in another article. Recent developments in Canada's coal mining industry, and in solar electric energy are also reported in this issue.
The December 16, 1983, Monitor discusses the effects on world oil supplies of an Iranian blockade of the Strait of Hormuz. According to the authors, "although a short-term blockade of the Strait of Hormuz would not by itself create an immediate shortage of oil, there is little doubt that the United States would use such an occasion to intervene militarily in the Middle East. Such a military adventure would gravely endanger world peace".
Another story refers to the study prepared by Friends of the Earth which shows that Canada can easily meet its energy needs without resorting to Arctic oil and nuclear power plants.
Price and volume cuts of Japanese imports of B.C. coal, Mobil's east coast drilling strategy, the accidents at Ontario Hydro's nuclear reactors, Imperial Oil's revived interest in Alberta oil sans development, and Chevron's activities off the B.C. coast are also discussed in the December issue of the Energy Monitor.