FACTBOOK STRUCTURE: CANADA &
Basic Information about Canada and
Geographical location: Map
Canada: 34,482,779 (World Bank, 2011)
Italy: 60,626,442 (National Institution, 2011)
Canada: 1.74 Trillion (World Bank, 2011)
Italy:$2.19 Trillion (World Bank, 2011)
$1.37 Trillion (World Bank, 2011)
$1.97 Trillion (World Bank, 2011)
Economist Intelligence Unit : http://www.eiu.com
Energy Information Administration:
Statistic Websites: http://www.iea.org/
Introduce the energy industry in Canada and Italy
Legal & political regulations in the energy industry
AEEG, Energy and Gas Regulatory Authority
Regulations in the electricity and gas market
Electricity market: No licence is generally required to carry out
generation, import, export, purchase, supply and metering
Gas market: No licence is generally required for production,
import, and sales of natural gas
Canada: Regulators are federal government & Provincial and
The government seeks to achieve a balance between the environmentally
responsible production and use of energy, the growth and competitiveness of
the Canadian economy, secure and competitively priced energy, and the
protection of infrastructure.
Policies in the national interest (economic development, energy security,
federal energy R&D).
Trans-boundary environmental impacts.
Interprovincial/international trade and commerce.
Provincial and Territorial Governments:
Electricity is almost exclusively regulated by the provincial and territorial
governments, except international electricity lines that transport power from
Canada to the United States and certain designated interprovincial power
Development and management of resources within provincial boundaries.
Property and civil rights within the province, i.e. environmental, health, safety,
land use, consumer protection, etc.