Business & Economy
4:45 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Duke Hosting US-Canada Energy Conference

The U.S. is more energy dependent on Canada than you might think. That's why Duke officials say they've planned a conference tomorrow on the U.S.-Canada energy relationship. Stephen Kelly is the associate director of Duke's Center for Canadian Studies. He says most people don't realize how big a role Canada plays in our energy supply.

Stephen Kelly: "There's not one in a hundred Americans who realize that Canada is our number one oil supplier, it's our largest supplier of imported natural gas, it is virtually the only supplier of electricity. We are very tightly integrated with Canada. The electric grids of both countries are borderless."

The US ambassador to Canada, energy industry executives, and environmental experts will discuss hydropower and other forms of energy at the conference.

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