Authors: Michael Holden and Robbie Rolfe

Western Canada profits from its abundance of natural resources, however, in the changing global landscape, we need to take action to ensure our future prosperity. State of the West: Energy – 2012 Western Canadian Energy Trends, provides an overview of the provincial energy systems in western Canada, including the current state of energy production, consumption, and other associated activities and impacts.

Given the extent to which it permeates our daily lives, energy has come to dominate the economic, social, and political agenda in the region. State of the West: Energy provides a one-stop information resource on energy in western Canada, informing the debate surrounding energy policy in the West, and providing context to both where we are today and where we may go in the future.