To help Prince Edward Island businesses overcome the disadvantage of higher than average energy costs, the provincial government took a number of steps during the 1980s and 1990s to help Island manufacturers, processors, and commercial operations become more energy efficient. One of these measures, undertaken in 1996 and 1997, was the $mart EnergyUser newsletter. The government’s Energy and Minerals Section commissioned engineer/writer Copthorne Macdonald to write 37 articles on a wide range of energy-use topics, and every few weeks sent one of these articles by overnight “broadcast” fax to numerous Island businesses. Because most of the information in those articles is as relevant today as it was then, all 37 newsletters have been converted to HTML format and put on this web site.
Although most of the articles can be read with any browser, some — particularly those that contain equations — are best viewed at 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution using an Explorer 5 or higher browser on a computer equipped with Times New Roman, Arial, Arial Narrow, and Wingdings fonts.
above articles are made available through this Web site for personal use
only. Copyright is held by the Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada,
and requests for permission to reproduce these materials or use them for any
other purpose should be addressed to Mike Proud of the Energy and Minerals
Section, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.