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Energy and Climate Change at the University of British Columbia: Background Report Zirnhelt, Hayes


This report examines UBC’s energy system through a climate change perspective. It is intended to provide background knowledge for an energy round table that will develop policy recommendations for climate mitigation at UBC. An emphasis is placed on energy used as electricity and energy used for heating, whereas energy for transportation is not covered. Conclusions are drawn from reviewing and summarizing academic literature, institutional information and discussions with experts. Areas that may warrant research are identified. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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